cowgrrl Posted September 14, 2011 Report Share Posted September 14, 2011 We have been told that DDs studio will be closing at the end of this month. DD11 wants to continue her training & I am exploring other options (we're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area). However, I'm a bit torn & looking for some less emotion-based feedback. DDs teacher (who we love greatly & respect as a teacher) will be teaching ballet at another studio until the end of 2011. At this point I feel we have 2 options: 1. Put her in at the studio where former teacher is teaching for the next few months. Its a competition school & a bit Dolly Dinkle but we feel the training we would get from her instructor is excellent, even for just a few months. After that we could move her to one of the schools in the area we're considering. The downsides are that it would lower the number of hours she would be taking for a few months and it might just make it more difficult when dance teacher finally leaves (she's moving). Another plus IMO is that with the fewer hours we'd have more time to try out other studios. 2. Move her directly to another dance studio after the end of this month. I've have 3 schools in mind & I'm thinking a visit/class drop-in would cement that decision. The downside is that all 3 studios are doing Nutcrackers & this will be our first year in about 6 years of not doing Nut and I think it would be really hard for her to be around all these kids rehearsing & she can't do it. Also, I'd really like to get those last few months that I can with her current teacher as I believe she is very good. I do wonder if we can visit all 3 studios in the next few weeks. Thank you for any feedback. I realize that what makes sense in my head might not in this post so please ask if anything is not clear. Quote Link to comment
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