I started ballet when I was 4 years old and quit when I was 11. I re-started again when I was 16 and now I'm 17. I'm currently going to a summer ballet class (everyday except for the weekends) and I'm in the intermediate class. In my class there are many girls that are very advanced (who are in the advanced class aswell, but decided to join the intermediate class for more practice.. i guess). They make me feel like I'm terrible and I feel anxious before going to the class. I'm starting to think that there's no point in me trying to go to a ballet class because I'm never going to become a ballerina anyways. Before the summer holidays (it's summer right now where I am), I used to go to a beginners ballet class once a week, and it used to relieve my stress. But I at the moment I feel miserable in this summer class I'm in, and I cry myself to sleep sometimes. I can't quit the summer class because it was very expensive and I've always been a quitter and I'm determined to finish something that I started for once, but I don't know if I want to continue ballet after the summer course is over. I originally wanted to do ballet twice a week after the summer course but now I'm starting to think that it's a waste of money. I don't know what to do :(
- quit after the summer courseVote A
- continue once a week after the summer courseVote B
- continue twice a week after the summer courseVote C
Most Helpful Guy
With practice you will get better - Pick the level you will enjoy yourself the most at then decide the number of times you want to go - The important thing is just do whatever you feel the most comfortable and happiest with - You enjoyed it before there is every chance that you will again.0
Most Helpful Girl
You got some good answers there from guys...
Why did you start? Did you want to or your mom asked you to?
Did you like it in the beginning? If so, why?
How did you feel about it before you came to Summer camp?
Also - more advanced dancers are what you might be in the future. Why quit if you don't really want to. So what if they're better than you - doesn't mean you won't be better than them some day. It just seems to me they've practiced way more because they're obsessed with it. Being obsessed with ballet is actually a good thing if you want to be a ballerina - the question here is - do your parents have enough money to support something that you might not love?
Is it a hobby or could it be a career?
Do your parents have enough money to support a hobby?
If they do and you feel it's just a hobby, then don't quit.0