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post #81 of 88
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Just an update
DS had his first 'real' ballet class russian style...darn he's a natural!!
I bucked up the money (OUCH) and took a deep breath.
(the school said they'd offer me a full refund if he backed out at any time!)

I was so proud as he's really good not just a token Y chromasome
The teachers mind you were really stumbling to remember to include him..
the secretary was instructing us on no tutus, pink leotards and I just giggled until she saw my handsome little dude lol oh not for him

I am so proud of my little man for sticking with what he loves.
and for all the sexist stuff he had half the girls following him around!
parents were shocked as well 'he's in this class?'
YES sir watch him go

and he really liked the structure and learning new moves.
post #82 of 88
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Originally Posted by Shiloh
Just an update
DS had his first 'real' ballet class russian style...darn he's a natural!!
I bucked up the money (OUCH) and took a deep breath.
(the school said they'd offer me a full refund if he backed out at any time!)

I was so proud as he's really good not just a token Y chromasome
The teachers mind you were really stumbling to remember to include him..
the secretary was instructing us on no tutus, pink leotards and I just giggled until she saw my handsome little dude lol oh not for him

I am so proud of my little man for sticking with what he loves.
and for all the sexist stuff he had half the girls following him around!
parents were shocked as well 'he's in this class?'
YES sir watch him go

and he really liked the structure and learning new moves.
Love this post and KUDOS to you!!!! When my DS was 4 he asked if he could take ballet after going to see the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. I said sure because I don't need my DS telling his college friends how his mom was not supportive EVER. His first day at class, this man says to him that his interest in ballet won't last long - as if I'm pushing it on him. His paternal gmom says he needs to get into basketball. I said he needs to get into whatever he's interested in. Sadly, he told his dad about class becaue he was so excited and dad said I don't want to hear about ballet. What a #$%#!!! Anyway, he finished the year but didn't take dance for a year. We went to a tap performance and he decided to take tap. Still the only boy in the class but he LOVES to dance!!! LOVES IT!!! I just wish our homophobic society would leave our boys alone. At least those are the kinds of responses I got, he's going to be gay because he dances.
post #83 of 88
Yeah, tutus would be obscuring the kids' and teacher's ability to observe their form-- you're only supposed to wear them for performances anyway. I love your ideas!
post #84 of 88
My son is 5.5 and just started dance lessons. My children are attending a real dance school with a strict dress code and a professional dance company. They do not do competitions. My son is the only boy in his class and we warned him in advance that he probably would be but talked on and on about how that doesn't matter. Well he had his first class last week (the boy uniform for this age is a white t-shirt, black shorts, white socks and white full sole ballet slippers) and he got a completely positive reception. A lot of the parents were congratulating me on letting my son do dance. I just said that my kids can do what they want to do in life and if my son becomes a ballet dancer and my daughter becomes a mechanic then that's just fine with me. The other little girls in the class were a bit confused. One little girl said, "Is HE is this class?" And I said, "Yes and don't you think he has nice white shoes?" and then all the little girls were crowding around looking at his nice white shoes because they all had to have the same pink ones.
post #85 of 88
Good for your son for sicking with what he loves!
post #86 of 88
Thread Starter 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Jz6liH6og

have you guys seen that video...
ballet is not for sissies

going to be gay... lol this kid has more moves and more lines at four than my dh... he takes after my dad that smoothe operator
post #87 of 88
That is a GREAT video!
post #88 of 88
Thread Starter 
ahh now its the kids in his kindergarten class with the ballet is not for boys take hockey instead!!!ahhhh going to speak to the teacher
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