When my daughter was 1 1/2 yr. old, I was thrilled to received an invitation for a trial class from Ballet Manila. Their Maria Ballerina Class
is for students from 3-5 years old, so we missed the chance of joining and patiently wait for her to be at the right age.
Oh, the tutus and graceful dancing!
And finally last summer we attended the Ballet Program at her school\’s Dance Theater (location-wise!). I am confident that like any other little girls, she\’ll most likely to fall in love with ballet dancing.
|I bought her a ballet shoes, leotard, tights & hair accessories. All set for her ballet class.
I thought that the ballet uniform will excite her, so I ordered right away and paid for it. I\’m too confident that she can use her passion for rhythm and movement that she displayed whenever she plays/dance on PS4\’s \”Just Dance\”.
Oh boy, I was wrong! After attending 8 sessions, we were told by the dance instructor to stop attending the class for the mean time because she seems not interested and come back whenever she\’s ready. Really, right after giving out the ballet uniforms? So can you imagine my dismay and how broken hearted I was at that time? That hurts!
|3 sets of Ballet Uniforms for 3-day sessions per week: used once!
I asked her dance instructor to allow us to finished a full month of the session we paid for, atleast she can get to wear her uniform, atleast once?!
Maybe she wants a different activity afterall… perhaps wanted to be a Sports Superstar?!
But, like any other parent, I have every good intention why I want my daughter to learn ballet
. I want her to foster a positive attitude, builds her confidence, instill discipline and hardwork while she develop motor skills, coordination, rhythm and musicality.
I would love to see her perform at the stage. I\’m a one proud momma if she does!
But then again, if she\’s really not into it; we\’d better let it go.
I posted this last summer!
But who knows? Maybe it\’s too early for her and might get interested on a later age. We\’re not fully closing our door on this one. I think there isn\’t really the best age to start ballet class for kids. The right age to start is whenever she\’s ready. Do you agree?
However, formal ballet training should not be introduced until the age of 8. Before then, a child\’s bones are too soft for the physical demands and exercises of ballet. It is actually possible to delay training until the age of 10 or 12 and still have a great future in ballet .
More importantly, make sure to find a Ballet Class that is more of fun than anything else. A relaxed, and fun way of teaching that provides an enhanced learning experience for younger kids.