Sherilyn Learns Ballet Today

Sherilyn my little vain pot and princess wannabe finally got her wish come true today.   She followed her cheh cheh to the ballet school today and joined her in her class.  When Sherilyn attended the trial ballet class last year (she was 3 yo then), she was awestruck and just watched the students in their cute tutu and ballet costume dance with her mouth wide open.  She was so awestruck that she couldn’t follow what the teacher told her to do.  Consequently, the ballet teacher ordered her out of the room and she was really dejected.  Ballet schools are pretty strict on discipline.  If I sent my gals to Jean Gan Ballet Academy, I don’t think they will even be accepted as my friends who send their kids there told me that the teachers are really really strict.  Now, a year later and much matured after having attended pre-school for half a year, Sher’s learning curve has become sharper and she is more ready to take instructions.  At the ballet class today, she was very enthusiastic and followed the teacher attentively.

When the girls got home, Sherilyn was very eager to show me what she learnt in the ballet school.  Alycia who has never wanted to practise her steps or show me what she learnt in ballet school felt left out that daddy and my attention was all on Sherilyn and felt the competition.  For once, she was also eager to show me the steps and ‘corrected’ Sherilyn’s steps.  I think it’s really a good idea to send Sherilyn for ballet lessons together with Alycia.  This way, a healthy competition is created and Alycia will have more enthusiasm in learning.  My 2 daughters are just so different in characters.  Alycia is really shy, timid and reserved while Sherilyn is really outgoing, bold and wants to learn everything.

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11 thoughts on “Sherilyn Learns Ballet Today

  1. Wow, I love this kind of healthy competition….Previously Jona hate eating food, any kind of food…But, since arrival of Isaac, now, Jona also love and enjoy eating food, which can see now, he has a bit of ‘fat fat’…ha,ha….as Isaac always crazy over any kind of foods..

  2. i didnt like the competition. my sister is 3 yrs younger than me. our piano classes were at the same time.. ie: 1st hour my turn, 2nd hour her turn at the teaschers’ house. i felt awful when my sister played better than me even though i was at the higher grade. and guess what, my sister also felt competition from me and she BEAT me…she completed her diploma (those after grade 8) faster than i did..She “advanced me 3-4 yrs u know”..and because of the competition, she learned up other instruments like Cello & Drums as well….U could imagine how I felt that time.

    for ballet classes, thank God we were not in the same class. Because my sister (2nd child) is very tomboyish, she can dance but not as graceful hahahahaha

    Over the years me and my sister has grown to maturity and we forgave and understood each other. (after we hit u days) and we agreed that for our kids, we will never have this sort of “competition” anyone.

    What I am trying to say is… must ensure the child that we are all special n different n cannot be compared. I guess if my mom reassured us, then we wont have this rivalry.

  3. Chin Nee… the ballet fees ain’t very costly, only RM70 pm (once a week) or RM110 (twice a week – my gals are attending twice a week). What’s expensive are the ballet costume, shoes, etc. Yesterday, hubby paid almost RM500 for Sher’s costume and the fees for both of them.

    Rachel… thanks for sharing your story. I will def assure my gals that they are both just as good.

  4. Hope Sher’s will get well soon. I also plan to sent Calista for ballet lessons sigh, didn’t know tat the costume is so expensive! 🙂

  5. It’s (verbal) abuse if the teachers are so anal abt the kids’ ballet lessons! For heaven’s sakes, it’s recreational dance! The emphasis is on dance and having fun, not getting yelled at or singled out and derided. Personally, I would remove my kids from such a situation! My mum did when I was taking ballet lessons in Pg..she found bruises on my thighs cos the so-called “teacher”(she gives the profession a bad name) pinched me as I guess I wasn’t as graceful as a gazelle….
    Listen folks, ballet lessons are a luxury and kids will grow up perfectly normal without them. I am shocked at the cost of costumes and what-not. Someone out there is making a ton of $$!

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