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My son loves ballet. He is starting middle school next year and will be taking dance classes daily. If he gets into the Middle School of the Arts, it emphasises classical/ballet for 65 minutes per day. However, if not, he would take dance at the regular middle school for about 45 minutes per day. There it might include other styles of dance.


At first, I thought he would not need to continue in his current ballet school in the evenings. Right now, he takes two classes a week. He has the same teacher for both and she seems to be very good. I am starting to think after reading messages on this board that he should continue at the ballet school even if he does get into our Middle School of the Arts.


Has anyone else run into a similar dilemma? What do you think? :)

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He should definitely continue his classes in the ballet school! The classes in the Middle Schools are not enough.

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When my son was in grades 6, 7, and 8, he had three hours of dance Monday to Friday, plus Saturday mornings. He loved it and did not burn out.

In high school he danced 4 to 5 hours a day plus Saturday mornings.

Yes, I think he needs to stay at his ballet school as well.

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