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foliedespagne

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Many thanks to dancemaven and all who responded to my question on SIs for boys. That information is so immensely helpful! I'm starting on my research today.

 

I'm a bit confused though about how to continue the discussion if need be. Should I repost my question in the linked thread or will it be added into that thread?

 

Also just wanted to point out that I posted my introduction in the Parents of Boys forum and the Welcome forum in early November. And I have done quite a bit of reading in the SI forum. There really is a lot of info to wade through there. I really couldn't find exactly what I was looking for since many of the boys there seemed to have been studying ballet for years and also the majority of discussion has to do with girls (understandably so).

 

OK, well that's it for now. Thanks so much again for all your responses!

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foliedespagne, I would suggest you re-post your question to the Parents of Boys' linked thread. That way you will get information from, * ta-da *, parents of boys and through them, the experiences of the boys themselves. :)

 

I did not just move your original thread to that forum or to the linked thread because there were responses from Parents of Dancers 13+ who are not also "Parents of Boys [dancers]", so their posts would not be appropriately placed or included over there.

 

As you have observed, the dedicated SIs threads, like ballet in general, is more heavy on the girls' experiences. But, to the extent those experiences are the same for both genders, don't forget to keep reviewing and checking those threads.

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foliedespagne, I would suggest you re-post your question to the Parents of Boys' linked thread. That way you will get information from, * ta-da *, parents of boys and through them, the experiences of the boys themselves. :)

 

Well, I just would like to point out that *ta da* the Parents of Boys thread is not very active. When I did post a question there a month or so ago, I got just two responses, which I greatly appreciated, but still, it is pretty quiet. I think I received 6 responses to my recent post in a short time.

 

:shrug: Also I am fairly new here and not sure how to re-post an entire thread. I'm sure I can figure it out, but thought that would normally be handled by the moderators. Given the speed with which my recent post was locked and closed up before I even had a chance to respond to the parents who posted helpful responses, I'm kinda afraid to do anything now....

 

I did not just move your original thread to that forum or to the linked thread because there were responses from Parents of Dancers 13+ who are not also "Parents of Boys [dancers]", so their posts would not be appropriately placed or included over there.

 

This is why I chose to post in 13 + as my son also fits in that category as well. Plus there just might be parents who have boy and girl dancers. Or even parents who have girls who have attended SIs which also encourage boy ballet dancers that might have something to say.

 

As you have observed, the dedicated SIs threads, like ballet in general, is more heavy on the girls' experiences. But, to the extent those experiences are the same for both genders, don't forget to keep reviewing and checking those threads.

 

I'd also like to point out that all things change over the years, including SIs....different teachers, different emphasis, etc. etc. so I really don't see the harm in freshening things up a bit. Posts about SIs from 2005/2006 or even earlier may be interesting but not especially relevant.

 

Quite honestly, from now on, I think I will just review and check those threads...forget posting a question.... I would probably do something wrong. I do want to point out again though that I posted my intro in two places a month ago, reviewed the multitude of SI threads as well as the others, and thought I'd done most everything according to the rules. Hey, it's hard enough trying to support a boy who may want to make a career of dance without having to feel patronized. :):o

 

I do want to send my thanks out to all the parents who did answer my first post on SIs for boys. I've explored the programs suggested and already narrowed it down to a few. Although we live on the West Coast, both dh and I are from PA, so we have family scattered about which might work well with either the Rock or the program in Carlisle. Maybe this info was somewhere in the SI thread, but I hadn't come across it. Thanks so much again!! :):D

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Please use the Contact Us link when you have issues with the way you feel your post was handled!

 

As a side note in general: most new members do in fact have a post moved or re-directed from time to time. It is really nothing to get so upset about or feel patronized about. We acknowledge that posting here requires a learning curve, most things do. We also acknowledge that not all questions get answered by members in the quick fashion that our members want or need at the moment. But we also believe wholeheartedly that the boards are give and take. Giving to the boards qualifies as developing a post history or sharing as much as you read rather than just reading and getting personal questions answered and "packing suitcases" so quickly if a post should happen to get re-directed. The reason we re-direct threads is so new members can find them by title easier later which circles back to the new member who comes in overwhelmed at all the information. :shrug:

 

The original question was:

Should I repost my question in the linked thread or will it be added into that thread?

 

The answer is:

foliedespagne, I would suggest you re-post your question to the Parents of Boys' linked thread.

 

To repost, just open Parents of Boys, start a new thread and ask away. If someone doesn't come on quick enough, come back a day or so later and add a new post to that same thread or a bump up your old one. There was never a request to move your thread, just an explanation of why the thread couldn't be moved. If the thread was moved, with non-Parents of Boys posts on it, then we would have a mess when email notifications started going out of replies on that thread. The Parents of Boys like to keep that board for dancing boy related discussions without the intrusion.

 

We certainly hope you will unpack your suitcase which I believe was packed in haste, and enjoy the boards. I thank the many members who've come before you who were willing to unpack their suitcases and stick around knowing that the one day Brussel Sprouts were served for dinner didn't mean that they would be served each and every day!

 

I believe in the dance journey it is important to "pay it forward". I appreciate the many, many members who came here when I did and opened their dance journeys and hearts up on the boards so that those of you who are new had the wealth of information you found when you got here. I'm hearing far too many of our new members posting these "well I just won't post then messages" yet expecting questions to be answered on demand by the members and moderators who frequent here. It didn't work that way early on, and it won't work that way now. You get from the boards what you put into them and putting something into them takes time and patience and yes, even sometimes re-direction. But the relationships built and information gathered makes it worth it for those who do. Those of us who took time to "pay it forward" and looked at our posts as not just getting information for ourselves but also leaving a path of information so that others didn't have to be so blind in the journey just wished those with more current information would do the same. If along the way one post gets re-directed, it ain't so bad in the total scheme of things. :thumbsup::)

 

Since the original question for this thread has been answered, we'll close this one, do the moving of your original question for you and hope that Parents come forth with first hand experience to help you.

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