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Too old to join ballet?

Postby APP » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:17 am

Hi all, My girl alr 7 yr old. Is it too old to start ballet now? :idea:

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Re: Too old to join ballet?

Postby jtoh » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:44 am

APP wrote:Hi all, My girl alr 7 yr old. Is it too old to start ballet now? :idea:


No it's not. Go for a trial lesson for the teacher to determine which level she should join. She'll probably start off at Primary level, skipping the Pre-Primary level because she would be more coordinated at this age.

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Postby APP » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:16 am

Hi jtoh, thank you for reply. Oh really she can skip the pre-primary level? Is she will miss out some steps before going up to the higher grades?

I should bring her for a trial. Do you have any recommend?

Thanks

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Postby sleepy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:47 am

Join as CCA?
Some schools offer ballet, chinese dance as CCA.

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Postby jtoh » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:49 pm

APP wrote:Hi jtoh, thank you for reply. Oh really she can skip the pre-primary level? Is she will miss out some steps before going up to the higher grades?

I should bring her for a trial. Do you have any recommend?

Thanks


At pre-primary, many of the little girls aren't as coordinated so they'll do activities to improve coordination. By 7 years old, the girls are able to do more movements so they can proceed straight to Primary, depending on the child and how the teacher assesses the child of course.

Some schools also offer ballet as an enrichment so you might want to check those out. Although private schools are probably better. Some of the ballet classes conducted at CCs are pretty good too.

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Postby 3kiddos » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:21 pm

No, not too late. My dd started ballet at 7yo (in P1) last year as well. She went for the trial and was allowed join a Grade 1 class. =)

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Re: Too old to join ballet?

Postby jojo » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:36 pm

APP wrote:Hi all, My girl alr 7 yr old. Is it too old to start ballet now? :idea:

I joined Chinese folk dance at 14 yr old. I was still very flexible compared wit others. I Cld still do sommersult n 一只马。

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Postby sharon1234 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:23 am

3kiddos wrote:No, not too late. My dd started ballet at 7yo (in P1) last year as well. She went for the trial and was allowed join a Grade 1 class. =)


hi, how do you find the ballet teacher so far? where is the lesson conducted please... as I am looking around for one for my dd. thanks for sharing!

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Postby Brenda10 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:32 am

Hi sharon1234

The following is the link of Ballet at NAFA:

http://www.nafa.edu.sg/in_courses/young ... 10/_JD.htm

Hope the information is useful.

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Postby summergem » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:26 pm

Hi, i am bringing my gal who is 7yr old also, for the trial class at Dancepointe today, is ok, she will be in Primary level...

Should not be a problem....

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