californiagirl Posted February 1, 2008 Report Share Posted February 1, 2008 Hi, I'm new here, this is my first post. My daughter has been taking ballet, tap and jazz since she was very small. About 2 years ago, she decided she really loved dancing and started taking just about every class she could at our local recreational we-teach-everything school. Fine with me because she was having fun and the teachers seemed pretty good. However, just before Thanksgiving she suddenly told me she had developed a love of ballet, and that she could see herself doing ballet professionally someday. So, I figured she's probably not in the right school and started looking around. (That's when I found this site ) Right now, she is about to turn 12, she is taking 2 hours per week of Cecchetti grade 2 ballet. That's all the studio offers. In June, she will take the exam, and then in September start on pointe for grade 3. At that point the studio offers 2 classes per week of 1 hour technique with an additional 1/2 hour pointe at the end of both classes for a total of 3 hours. Is that enough? It seems to me that everybody else on this site is dancing way more than that at this point. DD is worried that if she changes schools they won't let her have the pointe shoes by September. She also really likes her ballet teacher and wants to keep taking other styles of dance at this studio. So, I don't know what to do. And to be honest, I don't know if this love of ballet will last or not. Things do change with pre-teens! But right now I feel very stressed trying to make sure if she is serious, she gets the training she needs before it's too late. I'd love some advice. Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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