Question is a little strange, but here goes. New job is going to have me in kuwait for ~12 months. Due to seeming lack of opportunities for dance there, and a grueling work schedule that will make me miss most opportunities there are (12hrs/wk, working night shift), suspect I'm going to spend that year with little to no dancing. What I'm wondering is if anyone has any input on how long it would take to be ready to compete again? Beginning (well, hopefully intermediate by time I leave for Kuwait) bronze student whose been dancing for about 9 months. Looks like i might be getting back at end of October next year, which would give me approximately 6 weeks until next regional competition. Start and end of that, I would be going in every day (in middle, will hopefully have found a job and have to cut back to twice a week for a while), so will be getting in a lot more than my once a week that I do now, but still, only so much can be done in 6 weeks. Anyone ever tried anything like this and have any input? Or is it too much dependant on the teacher and the student, and only way to know will be to wait until next yera and see how it goes week to week?