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Boston Ballet SDP - Newton
By balletbela Comments: 5, member since Fri Feb 10, 2017
On Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:15 PM
Edited by balletbela (279966) on 2017-02-10 12:16:20

I am going to the SDP in Newton this year but I have a couple questions

1. Are there a lot of girls going that around around 15? I just turned 15 yesterday but Im kinda worried Im going to be one of the oldest people there.
2. What is the dress code? Do you have to wear strictly spaghetti strap leotards and can you wear colored leos?
3. What was it like to not have your phone? Is that rule really strictly enforced?
4. How many pas de deux classes dare there a week?
5. Is there a final preformance?
6. Is there a place nearby i can buy pointe shoes if mine die?

7 Replies to Boston Ballet SDP - Newton

re: Boston Ballet SDP - Newton
By dd123 Comments: 6, member since Mon Jan 30, 2017
On Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:09 AM
I also got into Boston Ballet Newton and I just turned fifteen (but I'm not going). However, I do know a couple of friends who will be turning 16 when they go, so I'm sure you won't be the oldest :)
re: Boston Ballet SDP - Newton
By balletlover1253 Comments: 4, member since Sun Feb 12, 2017
On Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:53 PM
Hey! So, I went to the Newton SDP last year, but I'm not planning on going again this year :(.

1. When I went, there were a lot of 15 year olds and even 16 year olds in the upper levels so I think you'll be fine.
2. No dress code, the leos just can't be too flashy.
3. Yeah, that rule was really strictly enforced. RA's took your phone and gave it back to you on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends.
4. Depends on what level you're in. There weren't too many boys, so only the 3A's got to have pax de deux class once a week during the last two weeks even though the 4A's and B's were at a higher level than them, and the 3B's were at the same level.
5. There is a final showcase where your parents can come and observe class.
6. Yes, there is a nearby dance store that is within walking distance.

Hope this helped!
re: Boston Ballet SDP - Newton
By vivien_o Comments: 51, member since Sat Jun 14, 2014
On Thu Feb 16, 2017 09:27 PM
balletlover1253 the dance store next to BBS moved! The block is being demolished within the next year and so they moved down the road a bit--it's a little over half a mile away from the school.
re: Boston Ballet SDP - Newton
By balletbela Comments: 5, member since Fri Feb 10, 2017
On Wed Mar 01, 2017 09:29 AM
This was extremely helpful! Im going to backtrack on the dresscode; does that mean we can wear and color leotard in addition to any style?
re: Boston Ballet SDP - Newton
By balletlover1253 Comments: 4, member since Sun Feb 12, 2017
On Sun Mar 05, 2017 09:34 PM
Yep! The dress code is very flexible :)
re: Boston Ballet SDP - Newton
By balletbela Comments: 5, member since Fri Feb 10, 2017
On Mon Mar 13, 2017 09:18 AM
Thank you so much for your help!!!
re: Boston Ballet SDP - Newton
By Ellen1 Comments: 1, member since Tue Apr 25, 2017
On Tue Apr 25, 2017 02:34 PM
Hi! I'm attending Boston Newton SDP this summer too! I'm 14 and I'm looking forward to it. I don't know anyone else going...

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