Julie2763 Posted September 29, 2008 Report Share Posted September 29, 2008 Hello all, I am new here and I love your forum. So much good info here, I could read for hours! Anyway, I have a soon to be 12 year old son (in two days) and a 10 year old daughter who dance. My daughter seems to be a more recreational dancer (loves it but doesn't ask for more). My son, on the other hand will probably end up wanting some kind of dance career. He always wants more, more, more dance and this year he has a full plate. He is a straight A student. But all he does is goes to school, goes to the studio, and goes to bed. He does get time on the weekends to have fun and he does socialize with all the girls in the studio between classes, etc. But this is his schedule, and I want to find out what you guys think about it. He is pretty much busy dancing from 3:30-9 M,T,W & TH and assists some ballet classes on Friday (4 hours). This is what classes he takes in a week: Contemporary Lyrical - 1 hour Strength & Flexibility - 1 hour Dancer's Pilates - 1 hour Ballet - 6 hours Jazz - 3 1/2 hours (which 2 hours is straight abdominal work) Hip Hop - 1 hour Leaps & Turns - 1 hour Tap - 1 hour Company rehearsals - 5 hours I know it probably seems crazy to some (even me), but he loves it. Sometimes we have to eliminate classes throughout the week if he has lots of homework. Is this too much? Is it harmful to his body? Thanks in advance for your advice. I am sorry this was so long. Quote Link to comment
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