balletbrokemybank Posted May 16, 2016 Share Posted May 16, 2016 My dd is only 8. As a toddler she was incredibly clumsy but as she has grown I have realised it is not clumsiness per se but that her brain is very busy so she just doesn't pay enough attention to what is going on around her (she is one of those that is very bright but has no common sense). She has danced for the last 15 months and although loves it I have never thought of it as anything other than a hobby, especially considering her clumsiness. However as she has grown she seems to have a natural poise. She has beautiful posture and is naturally flexible. Sometimes when she dances I think wow she looks amazing but at other times she is too distracted by what is going on around her and is too hesitant. The musicality side of it doesn't come naturally to her although she is musical so I think there is a confidence thing too. There are other girls in her class and they seem to be much better dancers in some respects but not others. I guess my question is which elements of ballet do you think are "trainable" and which elements do you think need to be inherent? FYI I don't have any aspirations for dd and dancing. I will support in whatever direction she decides to go but I just find it interesting! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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