socalgal3 Posted July 23, 2011 Report Share Posted July 23, 2011 My dd is 13 and loves ballet. She would love to be a professional dancer, but has never been at the top of the class. To me, she's a beautiful, graceful dancer, but I can see that she doesn't have the attention to detail or musicality that the stronger dancers at her school seem to have. Even her own teacher said in front of the class that she couldn't believe my dd wanted to be a professional dancer, which broke her heart. I want to encourage her to pursue her dreams, but I also want to be realistic. Is there a place in the dance world for someone who may not make it to the very top, but loves to dance? We have two good schools in our area, but there are better schools that are a 45 minute drive away. If she were getting feedback that suggested a professional career might be possible, I would drive there in a heartbeat, but she's not. I encourage her to work hard and see where it takes her, but now I'm wondering where that might be. Will her chances be affected by our choosing not to go to the prepro school and having a more balanced life instead? Or should we just go for it and pour everything we have into her future? Quote Link to comment
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