The conservatory's loyalties are not to the community at large, but to those with the deepest pockets. Sadly, the instruction is held back because of the schools motto "It takes 10,000 hours to get good at something". I believe that every child has different abilities and does not learn at the same pace. The children that have potential are held back unless they are able to pay for private instruction. Special parts or roles in their annual show are given, by and large, to the highest bidder. Non-Profit entities (as is Thomas Armour), by definition, exist to enrich the lives of those less fortunate. Thomas Armour Youth Ballet has drifted from its mission and now runs the risk of losing its vision to those in charge that believe they are above all reproach.