One of Keshet’s wonderful Pre-Professional (KP3) dancers, Lyra, is writing a short series of posts, letting us into the life of a KP3-er. Read on to find out what the KP3 program is like from the eyes of a student!
“I am in Keshet’s pre-professional program (KP3), and this is my first year. I will be posting a diary of my experiences as a first year KP3 student; this week I will be describing my normal dance days.
I go to dance 3 times a week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. On Wednesday I am at Keshet for 2 hours and 45 minutes. I start at 4:30 and get there 15 minutes early to warm up. I have ballet first for an hour and 15 minutes, then I have a 15 minute break, and after that I have contemporary for an hour and 15 minutes. I end at 7:15.
On Friday I am at Keshet for 2 hours and 45 minutes.First I have improvisation for 45 minutes. After that I have contemporary for an hour, then a 15 minute break. Then I have jazz! Jazz is for 45 minutes. (I really like jazz.)
Saturday is my long day and I am there for 7 and a half hours. First I have ballet for one hour, then a 15-minute break. After that I have contemporary for an hour and 15 minutes. Then I have lunch for 20 minutes. Then I have KP3 workshop/mentor check in. Mentor check in is where we get asked a different random question each week. This week it was, what is your favorite dessert? The KP3 workshop is where we learn about a specific topic as a group. After that I have my first rehearsal for 2 hours, then I have my second one for an hour and a half (both are contemporary pieces.) Then I go home at 5:30.
And that is what my normal dance days look like. Thanks for reading!”