My daughter has always had a passion for dancing and ballet tutus. She is growing up fast and after school entertainment is mandatory. After going to school full time, she then has some energy to spare. I was on the lookout for a ballet class to try out, when I saw a message on the Yahoo mothers group. The timing was perfect for our family, and the location is also in the close proximity that I am willing to travel. While the price per class is not cheap, it is a sum that I would gladly hand over to an experienced teacher. With prices in China soaring this all makes me wonder if just having one child is the answer to a more richer future for her, and for us as parents.
I will go with my daughter to trial class at Prima Ballerina this Friday. I wonder how she will do? I’ll focus on her having fun as she is just four years old. Part of the fun was preparation, going to Decathlon this weekend to pick out some ballet shoes. I don’t even know why it took me more than a year in Beijing to go to Decathlon, this place is like a free playground for kids and adults. My daughter had a blast trying out many sport essentials, and hiding in tents. Some even had sleeping people inside.
Prima Ballerina offers classes from 4 years old to 12 years old. For more information check their website.
“Owner Elyn Wang is an ex soloist for the National Ballet of China. Since retiring she has gained more than five years experience teaching children and adults. Elyn is certified to teach the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Elyn recently added Xtend Barre Certification to her repertoire. Our mission is to bring passion, fun and creativity to every class, nurturing each students’ love of the art form through their practice, dedication and creativity, always with professional teachers close at hand.”
Photos: Prima Ballerina and northernballet.com