TheCryptkeeper Posted December 24, 2007 Report Share Posted December 24, 2007 My 13 year old daughter has been in gymnastics and various other types of dance (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop) for several years. However, the studio where she was at was part of a city recreation program where she received five hours a week total for all these different types of dance. Earlier this year she decided she wanted to pursue classical ballet seriously, so we enrolled her in a ballet school where they teach the Cecchetti Method. She is currently in grade 4. What does grade 4 exactly mean and what level should a 13 year old be at that has aspirations of possibly becoming a professional ballet dancer? Starting in January, in addition to being enrolled in this smaller private studio, she will also attend The Orlando Ballet School. Between both schools she will receive 7 1/2 hours a week of ballet training and 1 1/2 hours per week of modern. Is this too much for a 13 year old with her background and goals? Thanks. Quote Link to comment
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