DD13 is a dancer and a very dedicated one at that. Next year she is off to high school and has the option of going to a high school that offers a IAP (integrated arts program), or our district high school. Now she needs to audition for the IAP school but we have been told that she will have no trouble getting in. Issue is that the school with the IAP would require a 1 hour plus bus ride each way, and I would have to drop her off at a closed mall to catch the bus.
I am torn because in one way I know that she wants to dance as a career (own a studio), and attend Juilliard. But in another way I know she is nervous about leaving her friends, and what happens if she does not fit in.
I need help to talk with her - I want her to make the decision but I am not sure I am 100% comfortable with the transportation and the amount of time she will spend getting to the school.