gazelle Posted February 10, 2013 Share Posted February 10, 2013 My DD is in Year 9 at school and has been attending ballet classes since she was 3. She has also been to street dance and freestyle classes for the past 4 1/2 years, which have helped her to develop her flexibility, confidence and ability to pick up routines quickly. For a variety of reasons, she has decided (and I fully support her in this) to give up her street dance, but would like to do some other form of dance instead. She is passionate about her ballet and would love to be able to pursue it as a career but, although she has been fortunate enough to be accepted onto 3 different associate programmes over the years and was offered a place at Tring for Year 9 (which she couldn't take up due to lack of funding), I feel that it is unlikely that she will ever become a professional classical dancer. Although she has been blessed with long legs and lovely feet, she is tall and, although not in any sense overweight, will never have the classic ballerina physique. With the above in mind, I am trying to think about other options and was wondering about which new dance form she should try now (in addition to her ballet) - she says she doesn't mind what she does, as long as she can do more dancing! Her ballet teacher suggested contemporary, but she does already do this at her weekly associates class (although would be happy to do more). As far as I can see, the other options are modern, jazz (not sure of the difference), tap or possibly ballroom. At her current dance school, they only offer ballet, so whatever we chose we would need to go elsewhere for a non-ballet class, but her teacher is happy for her to do so. I would welcome any opinions about which dance style might be the most useful for her. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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