I have an 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son ... My daughter has been in dance classes since she was 4 ( just for fun) ... My son has begged since he was 3 to be in dance like her... Honestly at first i didnt think much of it , but as time goes by i can tell how much he really wants to be in dance....
i dont think anything is wrong with it, I don't think it will make him a "sissy" ( and even if it does thats ok too ) and after I explained to my macho husband that some guys take dance glasses to help practice for football and boxing ( lol) he was ok with it ..... There was nothing posted and nothing in the brochures about boys not being able to join the classes .... but of course when I went to sign him up for the new classes starting ( you can join every 6 months) .... he teacher told me that boy cant and SHOULDNT be in dance class....
We live in a small area and I honestly think it is just small minded- ness because is there really a problem with a little boy tap dancing next to a little girl ( how is that wrong)....
My son was upset so I checked with another dance class in a town about 30 mintues away ( the first one is the only one in our town) ... and they too acted like I was an idiot for wanting to let my son join..... but when i asked if there was a rule against allowing boys to join, they agreed to let him join.
whats the deal here ?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Mar. 7, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by 3HappylKidds at 11:30 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Were we live, they have separate classes for the boys.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:32 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:34 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by shoot4thestars at 11:44 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by daps at 11:55 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by happy-go-lucky at 12:24 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by frogdawg at 9:22 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
That is really strange. The dance place my daughter goes to added a two boys classes this year, I think one was hip hop and the other may have been ballet, I am not sure about ballet but the hip hop filled up so fast they added another session. Dance is huge right now for boys and girls I can't believe thee places would not embrace that. I hope your son becomes a great dancer. Good luck.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 9:49 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by boobarandbell at 9:53 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
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