Totally agree! My Dd spent 5 years at vocational school with places at 2 Upper Schools. She worked really hard, was stressed and realised it wasn't the Disney Movie... the thought of 3 years at Upper School with massive international competition for few jobs, she had reached her level. She is now happily doing A levels and dancing with amazing local teachers. She has her sparkle back and loving dancing without the insane pressure of trying to be the next soloist with the Royal Ballet. It is only when you step off this emotional roller coaster that you can actually see things for what they are... she has learnt so many skills along the way.