twindancers Posted September 26, 2011 Report Share Posted September 26, 2011 Hi, Interested in some feedback. My son has been in dance classes since 3. He has been up to this year the only boy in his classes(all girls). The advantage of course is he received alot of attention, and solos during receital time. Also, he learned he LOVES to perform. Loves being on that stage. Great role models in form of professional male dancers at studio. They have "bumped" up a few younger boys to the class and some new boys his age. Which is great in that he now has some pals. He is farther along than them, and really is ready for a little(not alot) more(I think?). He takes 2 hours of ballet classes, and an hour of jazz which has been his schedule for several years. He could take another ballet class at his academic school but doesnt want to (ok at studio but not at school) guess not quite ready to announce to all friends at school he does ballet. The studio we are at really has nothing more for him at this level this year-I asked(the girls have added 45 min pointe class.) He will be 10 early next year. When I watch him during class sometimes he seems bored...yawns... Is he too young to consider a boys SI for next summer? Would this be a good way to see if he really wants to do dance? I think our studio does do a good job of developing students yet he is probably one of the first boys to be in it from such a young age. I also get the slow and steady approach...Certainly with girls the progression seems clearer...When do they really need to start to focus on the boy things (jumps and spins)? I can pretty easily pick out the girls that are talented, and have that natural ballet build. But it seems with boys it is much harder....He does do another sport, and if asked to choose would pick the sport but he does like dance. At some point he will have to choose(the physical demands to truly to both will be dificult). He has a twin sister that dances but I would not consider a SI necessary for her at this time as she is developing nicely and I think her needs are being met. Thoughts? Quote Link to comment
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