sparxx Posted March 30, 2006 Report Share Posted March 30, 2006 Hi: I'm a new member, and I have an 11 year old daughter who has been studying here in Bermuda at the local RAD affilliate for the past 4 years. She is taking majors and last summer spent three weeks doing an intensive here put on by our local National Dance Foundation in conjunction with the American Ballet Theatre. Much to our shock and awe, she was one of 10 local students (she was the youngest) to receive the Catherine Zeta-Jones full scholarship for this years intensive. Obviously her mother and I are a bit naieve to this whole thing. I hear so much about nazi-parents who invest so heavily in their children, taking out massive loans, putting so much pressure on the child, and that's the last thing we want. That said, one of the administrators of the Foundation asked me yesterday what my daughter was going to do this summer aside from the ABT intensive. I said, not much. SHe looked at me like I was crazy for not sending her to another camp outside Bermuda. My wife and I want what's best for our daughter, and we would hate for her to miss an opportunity. Her dance instructor has pushed her along quite nicely and she dances Ballet and character up to 9 classes a week, including private lessons. We see other girls going away and wonder if our daughter should as well. We don't have a lot of funds to play with so we have to be careful. I'd be grateful for any help or advice on this. She loves (LOVES) dance and can't seem to get enough of it. We are beyond any point we ever considered we'd be, and now we must do what's right for her. Thanx... Phil Quote Link to comment
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