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Little boys in ballet/tap?

Posted by on Oct. 28, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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Me and Hank (my 2 yr old) went to go see "This is it" tonight and which I might say was AWESOME!!!! But the WHOLE 2 hrs of this movie Hank danced and danced... And some of the time we was doing (or trying to do) everything the dancers where... He also dance all the time at home.... So I was thinking maybe putting him in dance school once a week or so... But the only thing they offer for is age is ballett/tap....Is that ok for little boys? Do all know any boys who started out in them classes? I mean the one person I know of was Patrick Swayze and look he was a manly man!







by on Oct. 28, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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by on Oct. 28, 2009 at 11:38 PM

of course it would be fine for him. At that especially, they are really doing just the most basic things. It would be great exercise, wear him out, and it sounds like he would be having a blast. If my son showed interest in dance I would most definitely sign him up. Later on if he is not so interested in the ballet aspect a lot of boys seem to lean towards jazz classes.

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:27 AM

I'm all for putting kids in whatever the love.  If he wants to dance and that is what is available, go for it.  He's gonna have fun and I would think you'd be happy with your decision.


by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:29 AM

Totally fine IMO!!

by Platinum Member on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:31 AM

I grew up in Whistler, which is a huge ski/snowboard resort. Most of the guys I grew up with were in ballet, gymnastics etc. with me because it helps A LOT with coordination, balance etc. in other sports.

My son is 3 and is already in soccer and gymnastics. My 18 month old starts ballet in the spring. I have no problem with my little guy dancing.

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by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:38 AM

My DD has danced since she was 3 and there is a little boy in her class and he has a blast. They do tap and ballet. His dad also danced at the school. 

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:46 AM

ALOT of Pro NFL players take usually ballet to help with coordination. sometimes are told to take it in college.  Donovin Darius, Lynn Swann, Herschel Walker, Willie Gault (XX Superbowl Champion Bears) (saw this on  its nota bad thing.  he would prob enjoy.

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 8:38 AM

The secret to the success of the 1980s chamionship Bears teams was ballet classes.

Robin in Chicago

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 8:41 AM

 Yes its ok!!! If my DS wants to when he is older I will put him in. At that age they really just do an intro to movemnet anyway. It would be a great way to get him interacting with other kids, moving, and teach him coordination. People need to get their heads out of..... 

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by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 8:46 AM

My son is 2 also and I want to put him in dance. They always start out with tap and ballet. Ballet for technique (just basic dance language and use of body for dance that young) and tap for isolated body movement and cause and reaction (move your body make a sound). I was also thinking of gymnastics for my son. Let us know and get pictures!!

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 8:52 AM

I don't even think they offer those for his age. The earliest most of them will take kids is 3, but I don't see any problem with boys in tap/ballet.

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