ruth Posted March 17, 2004 Report Share Posted March 17, 2004 Hi, I am new to the board and have enjoyed it very much. My question is regarding my 14 year old daughter. She has been in ballet for 6 years and on pointe for 3. I am concerned because although she loves ballet, one of her teachers told her yesterday said she was only giving 80% effort. I wouldn't be worried if the AD at the ballet company she is in (not associated with her dance school) also recently said something similiar to her at her evaluation. He said she has the potential to dance through college or maybe even professionally, but he feels he has to sometimes has to "pull out" the gift he knows she has inside. She dances 5 days a week and has quite a difficult course load at school. I think sometimes she may just be too tired to give 100% all the time! Do most dancers feel passionately about dancing all the time? She is quite upset at these comments and feels she is trying her best. Thanks for any input. Quote Link to comment
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