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Subject: How does you dancer balance dancing with a high school sport... how many classes a week do you attended what level is your dance ? We do not want to stiop dancing but too many classes is to much ?


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Date Posted: 19:38:47 08/10/17 Thu

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[> Subject: daughter going into Junior year..more inside


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DM
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Date Posted: 10:25:47 08/11/17 Fri

My daughter is in prelim and in the past has made the decision not to do a Fall Sport so she can practice more before the O. Typically 2 or 3 x a week and Saturdays. Not much down time , it is school, homework and dance during the week. Once winter track starts she does dance max 2 x a week.

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[> [> Subject: I agree. When they reach high school, sometimes you have make a choice between sports and dance. My daughter just graduated and the only HS sport she could do was track in the spring. She really prettying went to school, studied and to dance class with Feis on many weekends. She did add a part time job into the mix as well. It's hard, but dance was always her passion.


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Senior mom
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Date Posted: 15:10:35 08/11/17 Fri


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[> Subject: Well, dd16 managed xc every day after school last year, plus 4 nights of dance


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Dm
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Date Posted: 07:54:46 08/12/17 Sat

but will cut a night of dance this year. She WQ'd for Worlds at NANS. She is taking 5 AP classes, so we will see how it goes. She's the 2nd varsity runner, so she feels a little guilty quitting (but will if her grades suffer).

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[> Subject: Open Champ daughter just graduated and I can attest that balancing HS sport and ID is not easy


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Date Posted: 19:53:23 08/12/17 Sat

My dd played Fockey and did swim. It was a constant challenge for her to balance the HS team sport and dance. she is very glad she did her HS sports and would not have changed any decision she made. HS sports allowed my dd the oppertunity to get involved in her school and gave her leadership opportunities that she otherwise wouldn't have been able to obtain. She continues to dance now and plans to continue in college. Being part of HS sports has not changed her love for dance although the many obstacles she faced really made her have to work harder and deal with disappoint and injuries, that she otherwise wouldn't have had. Make sure your dd does not over train, which was a big issue for my dd, especially her sophomore year- when she was working towards varsity level HS Sport. Good luck with your dd and her decision on whether or not to participate in HS Sports.

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[> [> Subject: I agree with the problem of overtraining. Dd is usually back in physical therapy by


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Dm
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Date Posted: 10:04:32 08/13/17 Sun

the 3rd week in September. She's been to a couple of different orthopedists, and basically running many miles every day, and dancing hours every night, put a lot of stress on the joints. She almost missed Worlds one year because she was so hobbled, and in so much pain.

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[> Subject: We focused on the HS sport more to gain from the $$ you put in for your future you can still dance on the side.. few make open or worlds by HS you should have an idea that is why few dancers do anything else dance/ track also JS sports allows them to be kids and have friends


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Dance mondf
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Date Posted: 14:03:25 08/14/17 Mon

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[> [> Subject: According to what I've read only 1 in 20 high school students will get any athletic scholarship money at all, and far fewer than that will get any significant money. I've seen a lot of very disappointed sports parents over the years. Much wiser to focus on academics and then pursue whatever is your passion, whether that is a varsity sport or ID. While there are a few who can pull off a 4.0+ GPA while being a top OC dancer and a top varsity athlete, there are not many from what I have seen.


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mom of 2 college grads
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Date Posted: 17:18:06 08/14/17 Mon


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[> Subject: Do what you love and your passion I can see where they are coming from though schools offer scholarships to division 1,2,3 schools but also to students who play for their club leagues and teams .. and are good students many people don't k in this .. BC has club teams along with their other big teams so do many schools... dd


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Dd
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Date Posted: 18:02:33 08/14/17 Mon

I think dancers need to make a tough choice when it comes to high school you can't to both at the top level

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[> Subject: Did did it. She balanced everyday sports practice followed by 2+ hrs in the studio most nights. Came home and began homework after 10. It was hard but she did it. She was exhausted but happy. She piulled off a perfect gpa and maintained solid oc placements. Idk how! It was excellent training for college. Retired from dance and is a success in college at balancing hard work and fun.


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Dm
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Date Posted: 05:02:10 08/15/17 Tue


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[> Subject: I think it also depends on the sport? Anyone able to do another ha sports besides xcountry and track...?


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Mom
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Date Posted: 05:37:33 08/15/17 Tue

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[> [> Subject: Many of the HS Open Champion dancers at our school have played Varsity basketball, softball and field hockey. It can be done. Dance school plays a big role..need a TC that supports HS sports.


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Mom of OC dancer soon to be in HS
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Date Posted: 12:22:10 08/15/17 Tue


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