Monday, April 28, 2008
DanceMind: Dear Janie -- PRO, Pointe 5
I have nothing to lose. I really have no strings here right now. I don't have a job. I rent an apartment. Im attending community college which I intended to transfer anyway. I was prepared to move this year anyway, even if I hadn't thought it would be out of the country. Janie, pro point #5 in considering her move VERY far away to dance ballet (paid position) with a professional company.
Having this freedom is a definite plus and very well conceived. You are free to move in all aspects of your current life. You can leave when your contract is finished this year. School, housing, work, training and no relationships are holding you in your current state.
Yes, you had planned to move anyway, unless of course you were offered a position of apprenticeship or company.
So the only thing that could keep you from moving is you. Are you willing to take the risk?
Well, let's think about this -- whether you move here or there .... adjustments in home, environment, relationships, training/dance opportunities will be apart of the move regardless as to where you live. New friends, change of scenery/weather, different studio, new teachers,
the need to make new friends, discover new experiences to live life differently in a foreign country.
Most students are forever impacted after living in a different land. The culture stimulates interests and new awarenesses.
Are you comfortable living alone on a forgien country? Is this country a safe place? Are there any concerns in that area? Do you know someone in the area? Are you a risk taker?
You have the freedom to go according to Point #5.
Sanna Carapellotti, MS CCHT