We are following this path. My elder daughter is year 9 currently and my younger going into year 7. My elder daughter is at a grammar school studying for 11 GCSE’s plus juggling 18 hours a week of ballet. Her school have been very understanding but it is very hard. Her self discipline is amazing. We don’t have the local dance schools and travel up to an hour and 3/4 to get to class. We will continue with this as long as she wants too. Her dedication, drive and hunger to dance never waivers. You can make this work, it is hard but when you see the joy on your child’s face, the friendships she has made and the life skills it is worth it. Good luck with how to get the hours. We attend a number of schools, all know of each other and this works for us.