Sunnydance Posted August 18, 2011 Report Share Posted August 18, 2011 (edited) MY DD will turn 9 next week. She has been in a pre pro school since Jan. 2011 (Thanx to this forum for helping us make the switch) Up until Jan.2011 she had regular ballet classes at the local recreational school. age 4-8. The owner/SO has completed her ABT certification thru Primary level 3. Since my daughter trained for 5 weeks this summer and she will be moving up a level and will be on pre pointe...this is all new to me. Up until this time I did not think that my daughter should be on pointe or even pre pointe until she was closer to 11 or 12. Her new fall classes will be 2x 1.5 hours. yes my daughter is tall and strong/athletic for her age. She is x lbs and 4'9". Her new level includes other students that are older- 4 -10 yr olds and 2- 12 yr olds. They will only be on pre pointe at the barre for 10 or 15 min. of class. In regular ballet slippers the whole year. My 1st question is- Is that o.k.? Am I being an alarmist? because everything I have read and taught myself this past year never once did I expect my 9 yr old to be pre pointe. The teacher is stating that ABT training guidelines has no problem with this age on pre pointe (if they are physically ready- the core and turn out and strength) 2nd questions- should I bring her to an ortho to have the xray to make sure her size 4 1/2 foot is ready for this? Edited August 18, 2011 by dancemaven Edited in keeping with BT4D policy not to include specific weights----dancemaven Quote Link to comment
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