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NBC video on Russia figure skating and ballet

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by bek, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    Thanks. The directress saying if you come to the school and shouldn't, your life will be RUINED. Oh, my. lol
  2. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    Yes-I just read an article from GB about the Royal Ballet and their school that feeds into it...and how only about 30% of the lower school reach the upper school and how devastated the kids are when they are let go. I don't have an answer for that one. Cruel, but standards are standards and sometime I think it is mental and work ethic as much as physical. I don't think Russians pamper their students at all.

    But whatever-that was a lovely video-thanks for posting it!
  3. Tinami Amori

    Tinami Amori Well-Known Member

    Not quite that...... she said (approximately this): that if one does not have the "special talent/qualities/forms/abilities" - then one should not bother coming here (to the school) and (after going through hell training)to ruin one's life.