Clara Posted June 12, 2013 Share Posted June 12, 2013 I have noticed recently that the more dd seems to improve and shine in her dancing the further her once friends seem to keep a distance in class. (I’m privy to this as I’m a teaching assistant at one of her ballet classes and run the performance group that she also belongs too) At one of the classes I was teaching this evening I had to run a routine for an upcoming local talent competition that we are entering. Not all of the children are participating (Either because they have chosen not to due to extra rehearsal commitments or they are no longer attending the class after the summer holidays when the final will take place if they are successful at the heats) DD was dancing with her usual zeal and applying herself with lots of effort and enthusiasm (I just want to add that I am often harder on her than any of my other students despite the fact that she is the strongest in this particular class and probably don’t praise her as often as I should) During the routine I was aware that the girls watching had huddled together and were giggling and whispering staring directly at dd. Maybe wrongly I didn’t say anything at the time because I hoped dd hadn’t picked up on and didn’t want to single her out as she’d probably be embarrassed if I told her friends of. But I did notice her face crumble and she lost some of her zest. As soon as we got out of class she told me that they were all laughing at her and that she felt like crying. These children are supposedly her friends both in and outside of class. I feel really bad for her and the only conclusion I can come to is that they are jealous. I was just wondering if any of you have had any similar problems and how you deal with them or advise your children how to deal with them? Dd is 10. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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