k8ie Posted December 19, 2011 Report Share Posted December 19, 2011 (edited) Hello there, I have been reading this forum for a while and it has been a saving grace for a mum like me that had no prior knowledge of anything Ballet until my Daughter began Dancing 5 years ago. I would like to thank you as you have been my first port of call many many times when my dd and I have been in need of advice. As I have always managed to find answers to my endless questions until now this will be my first post! I hope i have done anything correctly and have posted in the right place My dd is Eleven and a half and I have a question about going on pointe. DD currently does 5.5hrs Ballet per week over three classes, 1.5hrs contemporary plus conditioning and limbering classes. The situation my daughter is in is unusual, dd only does 1hr of Ballet plus other genres of dance at her regular dance school and loves every aspect of it including her teachers. Through this school has successfully auditioned for two Ballet Associate programs and has been attending these as well for 3 years. Seperate from all of this dd also successfully auditioned for a national Ballet program in September 2010 which adds another two Ballet classes a week plus the contemporary. Now for the question.....well her regular dance school want her to go on Pointe in July and national Ballet program say she is ready now and usually I would go with the regular dance school who we do trust and I know that they have dds best interests in mind and I am well aware that she is still young 'but' we are planning on emigrating to Australia in Aug this year so would it be better to wait and let her go on pointe in July or should i let her go up now? I am just worried that if we wait until July she won't have had any classes by the time we emigrate and so when she starts Ballet in Australia if not already on pointe may have to wait again! I Hope this all makes sense and is not a silly question, some advice would but greatly appreciated. Would like to do the right thing for dd and not upset anyone at the same time. Thanks so much. Edited December 20, 2011 by k8ie Quote Link to comment
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