Guest LizzyA Posted January 5, 2008 Report Share Posted January 5, 2008 Before I sign dd (age 10) up for classes for the new semester I'm trying to figure out where we are heading with all this. I spoke with one of her doctors on the phone today and he was probably the most direct, telling me outright that dd does not have the feet for ballet - hyper flexible/over extended or something of that sort- and that she would have to "pay the price" if she were to go en pointe. The other doctor who saw her simultaneously left more hope with a "we'll reassess annually but possibly not safe until 14/15 years old". Either way, while her class mates are already starting pointe it will be a long time, if ever that she will go en pointe and then I'm not sure what that would look like. DD is still determined to pursue her dream. I'm just wondering how it needs to be modified or if that's even possible. Is it foolish to continue to pursue classical ballet or ought we to simply seek out some type of modern dance instead? She's also very interested in learning choreography. Is that sufficient reason to keep her in classical ballet classes? Right now she is angry and heartbroken but not willing to give up trying. And I suppose since 25 seems over the hill to the average 10yo, she's not very sure why 'paying the price' would be so very terrible since "I'm going to get injured as a dancer at some time anyway"! Quote Link to comment
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