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  2. motherhem

    Just like that....it's over

    Wise words HarfordDanceMom. It’s hard to let go of what we want and just be supportive, but it is something we must do, otherwise we will never know if our child is following our dreams or theirs.
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  4. HarfordDanceMom

    Just like that....it's over

    This is happening to kids all around us. I seem to wake up to a Facebook post daily as a dance family says goodbye. My own daughter is making a tough decision in the next couple of weeks whether or not to leave her performing arts high school to go back to studio life and either homeschool or local public school. She isn't quite ready to stop dancing, but being home, she realizes how much of her anxiety and stress is gone. At some point, we have to stop being dance moms and just support our kids, who will be adults VERY soon, figure out their own path. It is tough!
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  6. Eliz

    Nutmeg Conservatory

    Soltova, we are all waiting to see how everything turns out for the fall. Your best bet will be to call them and discuss what you are looking for. They are very response and it is absolutely well worth it. The training is excellent.
  7. OldSoulDancer

    Should I quit dance?

    Leogabyzouch, have you talked to your teachers about it? They can be really helpful in getting over blocks, they might have some strategies for you. There's also a big genre talking about mental blocks online, you can research on your own too.
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  10. Little Pointe Bird

    Nutmeg Conservatory

    Soltova, Nutmeg changed its website sometime late last fall and I think they took off the tuition information. For year-round, there's a total tuition fee that they'll give you a discount on if you bring your own education program (at least how it was done last year). They work closely with two online tutorials. One, Laurel Springs, is not included in the academic costs. I believe the other is - thus their willingness to cut off a certain amount if you bring your own. I know they're really busy now trying to keep up virtual offerings but also prepare for an onsite intensive. But they're usually very responsive. Please feel free to reach out to me directly.
  11. Lucero

    Ballet Schools in Japan

    I studied classical ballet 12 years, now I am studing a master degree in dance science and education in UK
  12. vrsfanatic

    Ballet Schools in Japan

    Hello Lucero and welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers. I see this is your first post. Please go to the Welcome Forum and introduce yourself. I would be nice to know how many years you have studied ballet, if you study other dance forms and what your goals are in ballet. I do work a bit in Japan so I will contact a few people to see if there is a directory of schools. Please give me a few days.
  13. Lucero

    Ballet Schools in Japan

    Does anybody know if there is an e-mail directory of ballet schools, asociations or organizations of in Japan? Does anybody know if there is an e-mail directory of ballet teachers, asociations or organizations of in Japan?
  14. Bavalay

    Just like that....it's over

    MoDance, thank you for your post and letting us know your DD decision to explore other life opportunities. I am not sure why it's making me so emotional...I guess I'm imagining how I would feel and support my own daughter through these decisions as well. Perhaps it's also all the terrible things happening in the USA right now--ballet seemed a constant. I hope you check in from time to time to let us know of life after ballet. Sending love, peace, and much happiness to you and your family
  15. soltova

    Nutmeg Conservatory

    Eliz, I am reaching out to Nutmeg to see if they will consider my daughter again this year (or let her audition late) for next year. She got into the year-round program last year but things changed and she stayed with her home program. Now however we have moved countries and everything has changed drastically and we are left with no options because of the crisis. Do you know where they list their tuition for the different parts of the program (ie., academics v. dance)? Do they separate the two or do you pay one amount for both programs? It may be a long shot that they even respond given how late we are but with all this craziness you never know.
  16. I’m sorry, but it is against BT4D Rules and Policies to recommend individual programs or classes. There are just too many variables in the online glut of classes and individual training needs, situations, etc. Please check with your DDs teachers for recommendations compatible with their training status, needs, goals, wishes, etc. 👍
  17. I'm thrilled to read these comments as my two DDs (17) have the same goals. Is there a way we can share online resources? My daughters would like to piece together about 1-2 hours of dance a day. I'm specifically interested in, for example, the really challenging barre classes mentioned above (paid or not paid).
  18. MoDance

    Just like that....it's over

    Thank you for the kind words and advice. Be well everyone, and dance on.
  19. Does anyone who has looked into this program/attends USC know about the quality of their minor? ie, are the ballet/dance classes offered still taught at a high level/appropriate for someone who has been training for a while, did your DD/DS find the material to be interesting, and how much attention do they receive from the department? I don't plan to pursue a fulltime career in dance but would like to continue training and performing throughout college and wanted to know if anyone has more info. I saw an earlier post on this thread saying they have 120+ students minoring, but would love firsthand experience! Thank you ❤️
  20. vrsfanatic

    Should I quit dance?

    Most mental blocks disappear with self confidence. I am not familiar with acro but I would imagine it is the same as anything. Lack of confidence works against you everytime.
  21. InTheWings

    Just like that....it's over

    MoDance, condolences and congratulations to you! 🙂
  22. leogabyzouch

    Should I quit dance?

    I am a acro dancer and I have a mental block on a step I had for like 3 yeara, a round off back handspring so I want to quit what should I do for my mental block? Will the mental block stay forever or for how much long ?
  23. beehive1

    Just like that....it's over

    MoDance - hugs to you - I'm sorry for the loss this brings to you in more ways than one, but I commend your dancer for having the maturity and wisdom to make the decision on her own. It is a reflection of your support as a parent - be encouraged that you are raising a strong, confident individual, and that she has gained a great deal from her years at the barre. My thanks to you here on this forum, as well, with some of the great advice and input you've given to me.
  24. Noodles

    Just like that....it's over

    Transitions are hard but these stories are good to read. All of these kids will find their way and let's face it, most will not be dancing professionally. To walk away of your own choice is a powerful life move. Hugs to all!
  25. Graceful711

    Just like that....it's over

    MoDance, I completely understand how you feel. After all the hours they have trained, its hard to believe it can come to an end just like that. We are almost 2 years out and here is what happened for DD. She too, was at top tiered schools on the track to be a professional when she realized she wasn't happy anymore. It has taken her almost two years to get through the grieving process. Yes, she went through all 5 of them and is now at acceptance and doing great. This is the end of her Junior year in high school. She is applying to colleges, and planning her future. She can once again watch ballet without crying and appreciates the beauty. We did seek counseling off and on during this period. It helped her and I highly recommend it. I believe her college essay is going to be about rediscovering who she now that she is no that she is no longer a ballet dancer. Wishing your family all the best. If you want to chat, feel free to dm me.
  26. 5678balletmom

    Just like that....it's over

    Best wishes to you and your daughter !
  27. motherhem

    Just like that....it's over

    MoDance, I offer you both congratulations and condolences. I know this is a decision that pulls you in both directions: Happiness for your DD’s relief and a chance to be a kid for the rest of her high school years and the inverse, mourning over the loss of the dream. Hang in there, this will feel different and hopefully better when school starts and dance team starts back.
  28. MoDance

    Just like that....it's over

    "Just like that...it's over" for my DD14 (15 this summer). After two summers at a top three-letter SI and acceptance to great year round residential 2020-21, she has decided not to pursue professional ballet as a career. The last couple of months of quarantine have given me space to process this--it's been quite unreal, but I accept it, and see the wisdom in "when they leave on their own terms, it's a victory." She's going to dance on the High School competitive dance team next year. Something that I've (frankly) always said that is NOT what we're doing, but here we are. All of this brings me back to - we are raising kids first, dancers second...hopefully, I can succeed at the former. Best wishes and deep gratitude for the support I've had here.
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  30. OldSoulDancer

    TEEN PRIVATE FORUM

    Hi! I'm pretty sure I qualify, could I be given access please? Thanks!
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