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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2009, 10:39:12 AM »

My home studio belongs to my pro, so to me they're pretty much the same thing.  Having said that I must say i am attached to the space; I've been there since they opened the place.  My pro lets me come practice when i will, and I've been there early on a weekend when no one else was around.  Something magical about having a big ol' dance floor all to yourself.

I want that too ........... working on it
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2009, 03:25:15 AM »

[I just changed the topic title a little to make it clear that the subject is a studio that you associate with and not a studio in your home Wink]
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2009, 02:14:59 PM »

Because I travel all the time, my loyalty lies with people as opposed to places.  I would go to the ends of the earth to train with the coaches with whom I have built up strong relationships.  That trust takes time to build and is more important than any four walls containing hardwood, mirrors and a sound system.
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2009, 06:06:29 AM »

I have two homes then...for my two teachers and I am happy with what they both offer me....they are different and compliment each other.
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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2009, 07:49:33 AM »

I love my 'home' studio, have been there for 10 yrs. When I start competing I'll probably need to look elsewhere for coaching but I'll never leave my studio.
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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2009, 08:48:39 AM »

yes and I do believe that you can outgrow your studios and coaches.. and have to move on to others in your effort to grow...Some coaches are good and will move you on because they know their limitations but some don't Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2009, 08:01:05 AM »

We take both groups and privates at our current studio, and it isn't a studio as such, owned by the teachers. They rent it out, and though they are probably the main renters of the hall, other people still use it. It's got one large room and one small, and we take our privates in the small one, groups in the large. The floor is good for both rooms - the larger floor is the better one - more upkept and less dusty. Having said that, the smaller room is covered in mirrors.

DP and I are comfortable enough in it that when coach hasn't arrived yet or is still setting up, we randomly dance around the floor or play piano. I do like being there.
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2009, 09:09:02 AM »

....home from home - for a dancer Wink
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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2009, 02:07:21 PM »

My pro rented floor space for the first 1.5 years I took lessons and I had no problem moving when he did.  A bit over a year ago he opened his own place and I have been pretty loyal.  There were a couple of periods when I considered leaving (not just due to the studio but also because of a couple of "interesting" situations there  Roll Eyes) and I even tried some other places, but there's no place like home, Toto.

Dunno, DP pointed out that one wouldn't want to take classes from the same professor all through university and she has a point (like QPO), but as long as I believe I am learning something, I'm not leaving. 
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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2009, 03:56:04 PM »

I think if you find your guru stick with him/her.  And if you feel you are getting beyond their comfort zone, then also don't be afraid to change.
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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2009, 10:55:27 AM »

I think it's nice to have a "home studio". Not only you get to feel like home when you step into the studio, you get to make friends and get close with not just your teacher, but the community of that studio. I used to train at two different studios, 50/50 split over two styles. At the end I didn't feel either studio took us on as one of their "kids". When it came to competition entires, they both assumed that the other studio was going to do it. Now I have a "home studio" where we really get looked after, the own took us on as his "kids" and develop us not only as dancers, but more!
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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2013, 11:19:11 PM »

I love the feeling of a "home" studio, but I have learned not to trust it.   There are a lot of exploitative teachers out there, who will play on your feelings of loyalty for their own financial gain.  Sad but true. 

That leaves me sad, but standoffish. It is what it is.
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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2013, 01:23:14 AM »

We have a home studio and we are now part of the furniture, so much so if I say that I think it needs a face lift, they painted and chose a colour that I thought would be good. Cheesy, we help them alot and I do it for no favours in return. they are good people Cheesy Glad to have a home base
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« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2013, 03:55:55 AM »

I have one sort of - I have a key and can practise when I like and the family treat me like, well, family!  Its now run by the son (for whom it was created when he was a dance prodigy and kept running for 20 years as he chased his dreams).  Actually been rebuilt and looking gorgeous, but I don't get out very often.

However, will be there sunday for a dancing tete-a-tete Wink
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« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2013, 07:10:07 AM »

Yeah.   Everyone's experience is different.  Cool  Maybe  I'll be lucky enough to have that feeling again, one day. For now, I acknowledge that I am the problem. *sigh*
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