Dancers Anonymous > Help Me With My Daughter And Ballet!

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by JoeMn, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. JoeMn

    JoeMn New Member

    So I am a single father and new to all of this dance stuff. I have a child (3 yrs old) who is addicted to dance, especially ballet. She is amazing and i think she will be a true natural. Its crazy to sit and watch her dance around to anything with some many styles as a 3 yr old.. She will sit an watch youtube, tv, anything for hours if it has dancing. ha! anyways, I am seeking any kind of advice you can give me as a father of a 3yr old who wants to dance. where to start, what should I expect to spend, how much time and focus, ETC, Anything will help !
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    hi joe...this is mostly a partner dance site ...but hopefully some of our folks with ballet background will chime in with some thoughts
  3. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    She's three. Find a toddler class on "movement" that's mostly play-moving to music. She's much too young to be in any kind of serious class, physically and mentally.
    stash and raindance like this.
  4. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    ^Yes. Her body isn't ready, not to mention her mind, for serious dance classes yet. But encourage her to keep dancing :)
  5. Ailuene

    Ailuene Active Member

    As a kid that grew up dancing (though it was Chinese Traditional dance, not anything Western) I would say that I think most kids weren't ready physically/mentally until they were about 5 or so. Before then, it's just not very productive for them to be in classes. That being said, once she gets older she's likely to improve at a very fast rate. Studios may vary in price - I think my lessons growing up were about $200-300 every three months or so. But I will say I thought it was totally worth every penny. :)

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