Georgia Posted October 16, 2003 Report Share Posted October 16, 2003 My daughter loves all forms of dance. In addition to ballet, she is a member of a hip hop/break dancing group ages 10 - 17. Recently some the younger ones were invited to audition for a professional job. There were about 100 dancers. They eliminated dancers in about three rounds until there were about twenty left. They told the remaining twenty that they would notify them by phone. My daughter and one of her friends were among the twenty. My daughter's friend got a part, my daughter didn't. She was devastated and questioned her ability as a dancer. I told her that it was an invitation only audition and she did extremely well and she should be proud. (She wasn't so interested in my opinion). She seems to have bounced back, but I wonder. My concern is that this was too much pressure to put on an 11 year old and maybe I shouldn't have allowed her to be in that position. Do parents and teachers have any opinions on what children can and can't handle or what they should or shouldn't handle at this age? (or is each child different)? I know that if she decides to pursue ballet seriously things won't be any easier. She is in an audition program with no guarantee from one year to the next. Quote Link to comment
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