wanting to dance but no support, what...

wanting to dance but no support, what do i do?

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Since: Apr 12

Olive Branch, MS

#1 Jun 8, 2012
I'm 17 and I want to dance ballet. I have a teacher that wants to teach me privately but I don't feel as supported by my parents. They tell me I'm a good dancer and all but they always make excuses about not being able to take me. I feel like this is the age where I become independent, but how do I approach my parents? I want to dance more than anything and I can't keep putting it off. I'm aiming for a job and looking to support myself for dance.

Dahlonega, GA

#2 Jun 13, 2012
I'm in the same boat, except I am just trying to start ballet. Exceptmy parents think its a waste of time because I am 16, so they think I won't get very far. I completly understand how upseting it can be when you aren't supported for your dreams, and its even harder when your parets dont support you. I say, if you have a passion for something, go for it. You are at an age where you are getting independant, however you may still need emotional and financial support; you dont want to do it on your own!

Staten Island, NY

#3 Jun 13, 2012
Oh my gosh guys, same boat here. My parents say Iím not that great at dance. Iím 16 now, and I took ballet for five years (2-6 grade) but i really have gotten more flexible... yeah peoples whatís your opinion on this matter?:)

Since: Apr 12

Olive Branch, MS

#4 Jun 15, 2012
Thanks guys for replying. I guess that now that it's the summer and school is over my mom wants to start looking for jobs with me. I think that when you start dancing there are certain sacrifices you and your parents have to make. So maybe if we give it time, train, and enjoy dancing we'll all have that opportunity to dance our hearts out :)

Topanga, CA

#5 Nov 13, 2012
I know how you feel no support in my family. I dont want to be a huge star but i just want to improve my technique i wanna be the best dancer i can be. My mom always shooting me down. Im 21 now n still no support:( its heart breaking and its tough trust me. I wish you the best. Dont give up on your passion. Be stronger than me please

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