Son was in a school that taught Vaganova style. He loved ballet, but there were issues with the studio.
We recently found a studio that is actually closer to home AND seems to get positive reviews on this site. But now son is bored by dance and not enjoying it. He still goes, but he says he would be fine with dropping out now.
We have never ever told son, at all, but this new studio, from our watching from the outside, seems to have a lot less energy. It is not Vaganova style. I do not even know if that is the issue. But, the steps so move slower and with a lot more appearance of intention, if I am describing this right. Even The Nutcracker at this studio was very boring with a lot of redundant moves. It completely lacked the energy.
Son says he is ready to leave dance. We MIGHT be moving soon. He is not begging to leave, he is just saying he doesn't enjoy it anymore, it is boring, and he would be fine with leaving. He is still going without complaint and seems ok. And about this son's personality, he is not a go getter at all. Dance is the only thing he has ever loved and cared about. But he is not a go getter in any other area of life.
What do you think? He is 12 1/2 yrs old. Is this just the age and his interests are changing? Or do you think it is the studio?