JulyFire Posted April 19, 2008 Report Share Posted April 19, 2008 Hello, I'm new here. I'm the parent of a daughter who at age 18 months, saw a ballet performance on TV, and stopped, frozen and transfixed, until it was over and then looked at me and said, "Whas dat?" I said it was a ballerina. She said, "Wan' be ba-wina." And it never let up from there. She has been virtually obsessed ever since. She is now almost 5, and has been in creative movement for 2 years. This past year, she has taken CM twice a week. Next fall, she moves up to the next level, which is "primary/pre-dance." And she wants to take even more - she is asking for 3 times a week. Is this ridiculous at her age? She wants more, more, more - but am I risking burning out her passion before she even gets to real Ballet I if I allow it? I'm so glad that I found this board BTW - I have been reading and reading. There is only one adult dancer close to us in our life, but much as I love her, I hesitate to take her advice, as she graduated from (and now teaches at) a school that bills itself as a school of "dance, tanning, and theatrics." So I'd love to get some input from people in the know. Right now, her fondest desire is to have a career in ballet. Of course, I realize she is not quite 5, and that could change drastically as she gets older. But if it doesn't, I want her to have the best foundation she can, you know? Quote Link to comment
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