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    Ballet West Edinburgh Associates - parents' breakfast get together

    I'll be lurking at Dance Base... Middles aged with brown hair, jeans, navy tunic top and silver chain necklace.
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    Ballet West Edinburgh Associates - parents' breakfast get together

    Diddydancer, what's your start time? As one of our mums isn't there until noon, shall we make lunch instead?
  3. ScottishDancerMum

    Ballet West Edinburgh Associates - parents' breakfast get together

    ArucariaBallerina - see you on Sunday? Let your folks know if they want to join us?
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    Ballet West Edinburgh Associates - parents' breakfast get together

    I had to write to the admin to ask. Junior class is usually 10am -12:15 or thereabouts. E's senior group is 10-2. They like them to be checked in by 930am, and the first day was a bit longer to get everyone checked in. So far, we have: ScottishDancerMum Danceforjoy Diddydancer
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    Ballet West Edinburgh Associates - parents' breakfast get together

    And please disregard the grammar error in the heading... I can't seem to find out how to edit (I didn't mean to add the apostrophe!)
  6. As BW Associates is starting up again this Sunday, who would like to meet up after the dancers get settled and have a breakfast in the Grassmarket? PM me on here, and I'll compile numbers and we can book somewhere. Class starts at 10am, so 10:15 ish?
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    Edinburgh Associates 2018/19 (Ballet West)

    I'm going to start a post about our EA Breakfast! Please come and find us!
  8. ScottishDancerMum

    How to keep up interest in dance when it starts to falter?

    There isn't any other class within her school. She's in a class with younger kids, plus the one with older kids is the only class. She's 9, and the other kids are 10 to 12. She's doing grade 3 and 4 UKA syllabus concurrently and will examine in 2 months time.
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    How to keep up interest in dance when it starts to falter?

    Thank you everyone. I am just treading lightly as she's really talented but I don't want to be some harridan stage mother who pushes her kid into unhappiness and depression. So she has a competition next week, and I've told her that we will hold any further comps until next spring. She is taking jazz, tap and musical theatre, and refuses to let any of those classes go. She normally does a private ballet lesson and two regular ballet classes (one is at her level and the other is a lower grade but she goes to help with strength and stamina. So I think she should let the lower grade class go for now as it's boring. She also has her Associates classes one Sunday a month. She seems to like going, and they are involved in the Nutcracker this year so I'm hoping that gives her a bit of inspiration. Before she auditions next year for Associates, we'll have to have a serious discussion about how much dance she wants to do. I just paid her fees for the year - a huge feat for me - so yes, I do feel pressured to make sure she dances this year. But I don't want her unhappy.
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    Can you put insoles into ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    It's a nice shoe, and they do wear them for performances so they need to be the same. We seem to have found a workaround though - So Danca makes another version of the same shoe with a smaller heel bump and narrower profile. You can't tell they are different shoes when they are on, but Daughter liked the fit of the second ones much better.
  11. Daughter is 9 and is thinking she doesn't like ballet anymore. She likes her jazz and Tap classes but thinks ballet is boring, despite being good at it. Is there any way we can help keep her motivated and build interest? (I'm not expecting her to try for a career in dance, but as I don't have a love of physical activity, I'd love to see her mKe better use of her body than I have). Any ideas?
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    Advice on where to start with a 7 year old please

    In my daughter's class (junior level) at Ballet West Associates last year, there was a lovely little girl who drove up from Newcastle for the class each month. I'm not sure where you are in the NE, but don't discount going further north for some fantastic programs
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    Can you put insoles into ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    Yes, canvas split soles. Her associates program insists on one particular brand only, so we're trying to find a way of making the ones she has as comfortable as possible. I'm off to the shops today to see what I can find. Insoles, cosmetic sponge pads... let's see what we can come up with!
  14. ScottishDancerMum

    Can you put insoles into ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    Thanks for this! I'll definitely look into this. Her Associates class insists on the So Danca shoes but she could wear them for her other classes. Thanks!
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    Can you put insoles into ballet shoes? (not pointe)

    That sounds perfect! I'll try them tomorrow!
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