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My little miss 4 won an award yesterday for “most improved” at ballet!! She was so excited and I was so proud of her!! She has been practicing so hard for the last few months to be allowed to join the “big girls” group. I am so happy all of her hard work has paid off, it is definitely a great life lesson moment!! Does anyone else have kids in dance class? I would really love to hear how other mums have handled the dreaded Dance Mums syndrome, I really never want to push her and become so obsessed with it that it sucks all the fun out for her. Especially since this week she has obviously gotten so much enjoyment out of succeeding on her own.


Posted by makimoo, 1st March 2013


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  • Don’t be upset if she decides she wants to try something. In some clubs the pressure to be perfect takes the enjoyment away. It can take its toll on some peoples’ feet.

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  • Just take her and let her enjoy it. Sit watch clap, tell her how great she’s becoming. And if she wants to stop, let her

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  • Thank you for sharing this. Very interesting reading!

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  • so great to read

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  • it is nice when kids find something they like and then get good at it

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  • How proud you must be :-)

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  • My daughter danced for quite a few years before swapping to another sport. Many long hours sewing sequins and waiting for rehearsals to finish but when you see them win an award, it makes it all worth it.

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