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Hi all, after submitting many video auditions my DD has received a nice selection of rejection emails. She is 16 and looking for training from Sep 21. We are aware life is not a fairytale, so we tend to live by the mindset that if you work hard and the gods smile on you, you may get a chance 😆. Rejection is disappointing but it^s a huge part of a dancers life. So I'm hoping someone has some advice on how to take a "no" and learn from it and improve...I find the lack of feedback is soooo hard as a parent. Maybe the problem lies in that she simply isn't talented enough, her body has physical restrictions, she has the wrong aesthetics etc etc How do you help your children handle the rejection? Thanks for your thoughts. I really want to tray and help this keep her strong for life and feel a bit out of my depth.
I've been having a bit of a tidy out and came across a couple of folders of ballet training stuff from when my dd was younger. Back then everything was on paper - and I guess I'm a bit of a hoarder because I had kept everything. What struck me, going through it today, was how many rejection letters there were. How on earth she kept going I don't know. But amongst all the rejections were the few, treasured 'delighted to offer you a place' letters. Despite all the rejections she went on to get a funded place at dance school at 16 and to become a professional dancer. When you read the posts in this forum it is easy to think that everyone is being accepted for everything they apply for. This isn't true. Many people don't want to post their disappointment. You don't need to be accepted by every school or training scheme. Sometimes just one offer of the right thing at the right time is all you need.