Recently, I asked my parents if I would be able to take private ballet lessons to prepare me for an aufition into a ballet school.
I was so excited, a real ballet school was willing to take me on even though I’m currently 13 and have very little experience. It’s something I love so much and I know I can’t go professional but just performing on stage in just a small school performance is my dream. If I became anything better than that…well it’s more than I could ever hope for.
A second ‘dream’ I have is to be able to teach Grade 1 ballet. Private tuitioning for all ages but I think that this is even more unlikely than the first one.
So, I told my parents and my dad just kindly told me that it would be pointless, I shouldn’t even think about being a ballet teacher and is the money for it really worth me being able to perform on stage? Especially when I’m deciding my GCSE choices and I’m expected to get A*s in all 11 of them, I feel utterly heartbroken. I’m heartbroken because he just shattered my dreams and heartbroken because what he said could be true. I’d be spending hundreds of pounds on classes. But if I don’t take the chance now, when will I ever be able to, the older I get? The fact that I would rather become a dancer than a CEO/lawyer/doctor like my parents expect me to is for another discussion…
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