Guest pink tights Posted October 10, 2006 Report Share Posted October 10, 2006 Now that the academic and dance year is well under way, I though it would be nice if the parents of under 13's shared how the year is going for our DK's and their families....I'll start: DD's 3 classes a week schedule has turned into a 6 day affair. Everyday, it's rush home from school, change, and head to ballet! She has picked up an extra technique class, in addition to Nut rehearsals, twice a week (with barre before rehearsal begins). She loves being in the Waltz of the flowers and is enjoying her second year in the battle scene. DD just turned 11, so naturally pointe is on her mind.... She's has pre-pointe class 3 x's per week--constantly working her feet. Also she's very focused on her turnout and alignment. Academic school is great--about 1.5 hours of homework per day + projects. Sometimes she's up pretty late working on school work, but she doesn't complain--unless she is exhausted. She knows she has to keep up her grades is she wishes to continue ballet. I think she's making all A's! Piano is still a big part of her life--I think music is so important for dancers. She manages to squeeze in a little practice in the morning before school and on the weekends, she spends about an hour at the piano on Sat and Sun. I'm fairly frazzled in the afternoons--running back and forth to the studio. My husband is starting to grumble about the weekends being monopolized by Nut rehearsals (they rehearse on Sundays too!). I'm still trying to cook healthy meals--Dd is always starving when she gets home from ballet. Must be a growth spurt! I think I need a new crock-pot and some new recipes. We need to swap recipes!! It's hard to balance it all, but we seem to manage, don't we? Quote Link to comment
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