Fiz Posted January 7, 2006 Report Share Posted January 7, 2006 (edited) My youngest has danced since she was 2 and since she was seven with one particular school. I was told it was excellent and cetainly most people who send their children there think so too. She left in the summer for a number of complicated reasons, one of which was that she has sustained a bad back injury through over-dancing. She just does ballet now, in a different town. She went to what you so delightfully call a 'Dolly Dinkle' school for about 4 weeks before I realised it was one (although not knowing the term!) and I pullled her out and she went somewhere else in the same town. The principal is an ex-dancer and has been assessing Char and trying to find out why she has such difficulty with pointe. Here's what I was told this afternoon - she sickles her foot and she turns out from the knee, not the hip, so her feet aren't as strong as they might be. She went to the same school for seven years and they never picked that up! I now have the task in drilling her for turnout for the next several weeks and she has to practice picking up tissue paper with her toes to strengthen the right toe and feet muscles for pointe! Her ex school has 30+ pupils in each class and they only ever pay attention to the front (exam)lines. To say I am angry is an understatement. Please, all of you who have kids who dance, don't always asssume the principal is always right, because in this instance, she patently isn't. A very angry Fiz. Edited January 7, 2006 by Fiz Quote Link to comment
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