Guest georgialw Posted July 24, 2008 Report Share Posted July 24, 2008 Please give advice on how I can best help my family and my 17 year old daughter deal with an unexpected lack of advancement at her ballet school. She has danced since she was 3 and been very dedicated. She attended a prestigious summer intensive last summer and mastered technique. She knows that she should have advanced last year based upon her abilities and growth as a dancer. She had a weight problem and a strength problem which prevented her from advancing last year. This year she addressed both problems successfully. However, because she was not given any opportunity to use the technique she mastered last summer, she has lost this entire year. And she became extremely unhappy and frustrated with the lack of opportunity to dance. She was given no real explanation for not advancing this year other than "you must be the whole package". She is refusing to return to the studio at this time, and I can find no fault with her logic. If she stays, she would be in the same level for three years. She feels she has been treated quite unfairly. At the same time, I know she loves to dance. She is a top student and sings and acts when she has had a little time. How do I best help her transition and get closure? Quote Link to comment
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