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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Needing some advice...

I'm becoming increasingly less and less thrilled with the gym that Grace goes to for gymnastics. We pay $112 for 10 weeks, and they can't even manage to inform us of when they are having the ribbon ceremonies or the pictures. Even Grace's teacher didn't know about the pictures. The only reason we knew is because my sister's teacher told her, and my mom told me. Also, Grace would be moving to the next level in January, and parents aren't allowed to go with them for that class. I think Grace would do fine, but I have watched other classes where parents aren't allowed, and it's chaotic. The teachers can't keep up with all the little ones, and they certainly can't give them the attention they need.

We're considering putting her in dance instead. I know that it would still be little kids with one or two teachers, but it won't be in a huge gym full of stuff to potentially get hurt on and bigger girls to potentially tumble over you. And the teacher can stand in front of everyone and demonstrate instead of having to help one kid at a time.

They also do so much more. Mall shows, parades, recitals! We don't get any of that with gymnastics, and we pay more!!! Yes, dance is cheaper, and she would get to do more.

We are really leaning towards switching her. I asked her today if she wanted to do gymnastics or dance, and she said dance. Then, she was talking about "ballet" for the rest of the day.

I really think she would get more out of dance, but I am worried that I am bias. I danced until I was 14. Plus, the fact that it's cheaper doesn't hurt either.
What would you all do? Switch her or leave her in gym?


  1. You know how I feel, but I am bias too. However, the reason I am bias isn't because I danced. We truly Loves Sam's dance studio and I Love her teacher this year and all the extra stuff they do.

    You know we had considered gym, but when we were doing that, all the people I had talked to whose children had done dance and gym, they said they preferred dance. It can't hurt to try her in dance.

    Whatever you decide, I am sure she will be happy. :)

  2. I would give her the chance to try it.. Even if she were to end up hating it and wanted to go back to gymnastics you'll know you gave her a chance to try and you wont have to wonder 'what if.'

  3. I say to definitely try it. I wish we had more stuff around here. The dance studio Charleigh was in only did 1 show a year. Ridiculous!

  4. Thanks everyone. I think we're going to try it out and see how it goes :)

  5. When my kids took dance, they took the ballet, tap, and tumbling class...the best of both worlds :)

    1. Very true! I'm not sure if they have a tumbling class there, but I'll definitely look I to it!! Thanks :)