I’m feeling pretty growly right now (that’s not really a word, is it?!), that and confused. I had a busy week last week, getting ready for my son’s Birthday party, driving to dance, etc (with my hubby out of town). Also, my daughter’s dance teacher was sick for most of the week and wasn’t at the studio. So, I hadn’t yet found the time to talk to my daughter’s dance teacher about the possibility of her dancing with the younger kids next year for jazz and lyrical. The teacher prefers larger classes and was considering splitting their smaller class in half, putting the older kids with the seniors and the younger ones with the group below them. That way she would end up with two larger groups. Today I was planning on contacting her (but my son staying home sick threw my plans for today out the window!!), just to let her know that it would really upset my daughter, who will be 15, going into grade 10, to be put with the younger girls – especially after her experience at her old dance school. (Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not at all complaining about her current dance studio. My daughter and I absolutely love it there. She has found friends and been accepted and really loves attending – it is her favourite and most important thing in the world!!) My concerns are if it will hurt her confidence, if she feels that she’s not good enough and is being made to repeat, also, if we’re paying all of this money for her to be retaught the same lessons that she received this year. Well, I’m too late!!!!!😱😱 My daughter got home from dance tonight, walked in the door and yelled, “I’m so mad!!” Apparently, they hardly had a jazz class tonight, instead their teacher talked to them about next year and how she plans to divide the class. She said that the girls won’t be moving down, that they’ll go from advanced 2 to advanced 3 (instead of into the seniors) and the younger girls will just skip over advanced 2 and be in advanced 3 with them. But you can’t just “skip” a year of training…it seems like just a name change! You can’t tell me, convincingly, that they will be learning new things next year and that the younger girls can just jump over a year of training. I just think it’s a numbers thing and I’m going to be shelling out for my sad daughter to be repeating two of her classes next year!! Now I really don’t know what to do. I feel like the teacher needs to sit down and talk about it with the parents! Like have a parent meeting or something. Ironically, her ballet teacher realized that those same three students (back story…this current year, my daughter and the two other girls being affected by this change, have danced with the younger girls for their ballet class only!!) don’t fit well with the younger students and she is moving them into the senior ballet next year. So, if I’ve got this straight, for jazz and lyrical she will be with the younger kids, but for ballet and hip hop and possibly modern she will be with the older kids. Hmmm… Oh!!! How coincidental! Her teacher just emailed me, I think about all of this! I’m gonna run now and quit trying to work this out in my head through my writing…if that makes sense! It’s how I process things. I just want my daughter to be happy! That’s all I want. I don’t want her to start to not want to go, start dragging her heels, now she’d probably live at the studio if I would let her. I don’t want to see her joy and enthusiasm die away. It would break my heart. I guess I’ll go see what this email has to say!!
Again, I’m just working through all of this – I’m not trying to bash anyone or upset anyone. I just want to understand it all and I want my daughter to be happy!! Night all! 💤😴
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