Clara2005 Posted February 6, 2008 Report Share Posted February 6, 2008 (edited) I am 15 and have been taking ballet classes since I was 6. I have performed in a professional ballet company production, as well as student productions. I am currently in a pre-professional ballet program that requires me to leave high school early everyday. I love dancing, and I love performing, and ballet has been my whole life. But lately, I've been feeling down on my dancing and ballet classes in general. I feel like I'm the worst dancer in the class and that all the other girls are advancing and I'm falling behind. I dread going to class, and all I can think about when I'm in class is going home. It's embarrassing to mess up all the time when my classmates can all do it better. Also, I've noticed that my teacher is not paying any attention to me. I miss having more of a social life with my high school friends, and wish I knew what it would be like to have a "normal" full day at school, and be able to hang out with friends after school. I still love ballet, and it scares me to think about leaving it, and I know I will always want it to be part of my life, but I'm just losing my passion for it. So, I'm thinking of taking some sort of break from it (at least from the pre-pro track), but I'm worried that I'll get even worse and possibly ruin my chance of having a professional dance career. What would you advise someone like me? Edited February 6, 2008 by Clara2005 Quote Link to comment
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