The usual mind set of "looking forward to the end of the year" does not happen as you would think here in the Duprada studios. Dancers, like athletes must stay in shape so daily classical ballet classes are scheduled throughout the holiday break with a brief pause from Christmas to New Year. The fact is if dancers take two days off it takes two days to get back to where you were and if you take a year off it takes a year to get back into the challenging technique of Classical Ballet. At a professional level having a break for seven weeks over the holidays is not an option. A Brief pause it is!