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scared of ballet Mami to a princess Due June 7; 1 child; Miami, Florida 293 posts
21st Aug

Ok so my daughter just started kindergarten and i want to get her into some good physical activity program she will like for after school. that way i can study more since im about to get into nursing school and she can do something she likes. she's very girly, loves pink, loves watching barbie princess movies and ballet barbie. i was thinking placing her into a ballet class but im just so scared. so many girls end up being anorexic and obsessing over it and smoking just to be the thinnest woman their ( I am talking future wise now). i dont want that :( should i just stick to gymnastic or soccer..she likes soccer too ? ugh im so worried

Capt Plzen, Pl, Czech Republic 9110 posts
21st Aug

Gymnastics would be the same. There is pressure in every sport, so don'tbase it off that .



I vote ballet, since I have been in dance most of my life. It's great discipline.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36449 posts
21st Aug
Quoting Baby Driver.:" Gymnastics would be the same. There is pressure in every sport, so don'tbase it off that . I vote ballet, since I have been in dance most of my life. It's great discipline."



This!!!



My sister has been in dance since she was younger and she was on the heavy side. She loves it.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
21st Aug

If you don't want her to experience that then be a positive role model for her. Whatever she learns outside of the home can be counteracted by love and support within the home.



Dancing will teach her a lot of very positive traits and characteristics. Any sport or discipline would, but if she's showing interest in ballet then let her take this opportunity to express herself!

jess ♥ SWA 3 kids; Missouri 5210 posts
21st Aug
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" If you don't want her to experience that then be a positive role model for her. Whatever she learns outside ... [snip!] ... Any sport or discipline would, but if she's showing interest in ballet then let her take this opportunity to express herself!"


Couldn't agree more with this!




Sophie has been in ballet since she was 3. She absolutely loves it!

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18293 posts
21st Aug

I've never known a dancer like that. Not saying they don't exist, but most dancers are very fit and dedicated to their health.




Also, she's a small child. She could very well not stick with dance.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
21st Aug
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" If you don't want her to experience that then be a positive role model for her. Whatever she learns outside ... [snip!] ... Any sport or discipline would, but if she's showing interest in ballet then let her take this opportunity to express herself!"


This exactly.



Just teach her to be okay with her body. You can any body image issues with positive reinforcement at home. Dance is an awesome thing to get into. And if she wants to get into a different sport later on, she'll have a good foundation.

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19989 posts
status 21st Aug

DD is 4 and in ballet. They don't focus on weight at all. They teach the girls that they are great just the way they are and teach self confidence through the dancing.

Addy & Grace & Owen's Mom 3 kids; Michigan 1300 posts
21st Aug

My daughter will be starting her 3rd year of dance. She does a combination class of jazz and tap. She absolutely loves it. I have never noticed anyone obsessing over weight or anything. There are little girls of all shapes and sizes in her class. I also picked her dance studio due to their laid back carefree nature. They care more about the girls having fun than being perfect.

Mami to a princess Due June 7; 1 child; Miami, Florida 293 posts
21st Aug

thank you so much guys ^_^ reading your comments has really calmed me down. I just want the best for her,although I'm a college student and cant afford the best classes for her. I still do what I can to keep her happy ^_^

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
21st Aug
Quoting Mami to a princess:" thank you so much guys ^_^ reading your comments has really calmed me down. I just want the best for ... [snip!] ... for her,although I'm a college student and cant afford the best classes for her. I still do what I can to keep her happy ^_^"


I'm sure you can find a low cost class that doesn't stress technique and perfection. There are lots out there. It doesn't have to be the "best class" or "best school" as long as it engages her and she enjoys it.