Ballet Decisions


It’s the time of the year when I need to renew Snubnose’s ballet class fees and we are in complete turmoil over it.

On one hand, Snubnose still loves her ballet and is still enthusiastic about her classes. The only hitch? this year, her school hours are longer and as she moves to 3rd grade, there will be more homework that she needs to pay attention to once she gets home.

In addition, her ballet classes are quite far and the whole trek of coming back from school, and then rushing off to ballet, (which is now becoming quite strenuous physically) seems quite tiresome. Add to that the year-end circus of performing in the annual ballet program, and I am seriously wondering whether she will be able to cope.

Seeing fantastic videos of ballet dancers (such as the one above) doing their thing doesn’t help. On the one hand, they look so beautiful and graceful as they dance and leap through the air. On the other hand, do I really want Snubnose to enter the grind that is part of the process of getting so proficient?

There may be a ballet class option that is a bit closer to her school, and we”ll check that out later this week to see if the timings will be feasible. However, it’s nowhere close to convenient, in that Snubnose will have to skip her school-bus home, we need to pick her up from school, kill a couple of hours in a nearby mall till her class time, finish class, and then come home.

It all sounds like way too much work for me. I know this is my laziness speaking in part, but hanging out aimlessly in a mall for two hours every week sounds hellish and I’m sure Snubnose (and I) would tire of the routine pretty soon.

Sigh, I have no idea what I am going to do.

  • dreamzandclouds

    hope you come around deciding something soon! good luck 🙂

  • It does sound a bit tedious, but I think just keep going until she tires of it (which she may never do). Who knows she could be the next big ballet star!

    • Nishita

      @disqus_IFUEQW1Ox0:disqus I know, I really want to keep going. I love the difference a regular ballet practice makes for her posture and self-confidence. She really loves it too. Fingers crossed we can make it work for longer.

  • Tonja Drecker

    Sorry to hear about your tough decision. My own daughter has ‘lost’ her dance classes due to our last move and is missing them. Good luck in figuring it out!

    • Nishita

      @tonja_drecker:disqus Losing dance lessons is no fun 🙁 , we are trying our best to retain ballet in her routine without it becoming too much of a chore. Let’s see how the Thursday classes go and we”ll then make a decision.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂

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