To compete or not to compete ...
by, 05-09-2009 at 01:34 PM (224 Views)
... that is the question. DD kinda snuck in under the radar to compete this year in ballet. She only does one ballet class a week and she's supposed to do two and also turning class and leap classes to compete, but she was only in a ballet production of CATS and her teacher really wanted her in it.
So I got the schedule today for next season that starts in Sept and to compete again, we would be at the studio Mondays from 4:15 to 7:15 (there's a one hour break in there) and again Tuesday from 5:15 to 6:45. Due to changes for DH where he'll be working from home by Sept, it's possible for us to do it, but do we want to? Also she would have to take summer classes which start sometime in August and are two nights a week for an hour and a half.
OR she could do just one ballet class on Tues night and add a tap class on the same night and just dance recreationally.
If she competes, she would only be taking ballet, no jazz, no tap.
There are a lot of pros and cons to competition. I like the team spirit. For the most part, it's a great group of girls and moms. What I don't like is being away from ds two nights in a row every week. I'm not sure why they would schedule her age group for Monday AND Tuesday. Also, we live 25 minutes away from the studio, so it's not like I can drop her off and go home.
I just don't know ........