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Date Posted: 06:49:06 07/01/10 Thu
Author: dm
Subject: easy on boys
In reply to: mom 's message, "How to deal with your boy dancing?" on 05:48:27 06/28/10 Mon

I have 2 boys that dance, arguably very well. I honestly believe it is not that they are judged easier. It is that the boy stands out from the pack for obvious reasons. They have to keep toes out, straighten legs and still dance on time. It is hard to keep a boy interested for sure -- but it is worth it. The self confidence and one on one time is brilliant!

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[> Zandb did a "tounge-in-cheek" article a couple of years back on "misconceptions" between boy and girl dancers which, at the very least, touches on why parents of dancing daughters might not be sympatheic to your plight (;ink inside) -- --, 01:40:35 07/02/10 Fri [1]


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[> [> That was funny... and I can relate because I have 2 dancing daughters too! But I was more concerned about the mental aspect of things - of discouragement to boys saying they only do well because they are a boy. It's hard enough to get them to continue with dance and then to discourage their feis efforts as well with snide comments. Yes I know there is a lot of politics in ID. Just hoping for a reprieve for a 5 year old boy. -- thanks, 06:13:50 07/02/10 Fri [1]

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[> [> [> Years ago and in a land far, far away, my daughter split the costs of "private lessons" with a boy in her age group. He did better at the Feis than her because he practiced more and was the better dancer. I do recall one disadvantage that all boys seemed to have.... that weird "gangly period" where their arms and legs grow six inches overnight and they danced like they were in an alien body for about three months. My daughter never had to suffer through that! -- ZandB (;)), 07:19:58 07/02/10 Fri [1]

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[> [> [> [> So true! We have a "gangly" one now and he reminds us of those wooden "limberjack" folk toys. Long arms, huge feet, and thin as a reed! -- still handsome, tho!, 22:07:49 07/12/10 Mon [1]

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