Hello guys! I am a parent of a 17 year old girl who is interested in started to get into ballet competitions, especially the ones overseas. I know they can be very difficult and stressful and I was wondering if its just too much pressure for a girl. She is tough, like her mom :), but I’m still nervous about them.
Hi! I have competed in a few IBCs, both her in the US and overseas. My opinion on them that all in all they are good for kids or professionals. You get to see a ton of dancers from all over the world which is great. Also, it give the dancer a lot of experience and teaches them how to handle pressure, because there is a lot of pressure when you are performing.
As long as she has realistic goals and has the right frame of mind she can really benefit from it.
Yes it is a good what to get seen. Especially if she competes in some of the IBCs here… Well I guess that depends on if she wants to dance here or overseas. But either way lots of people from the dance world come to see the competitions so it is a great way to get exposure.
Is she thinking of going with a partner or by herself?
Yes competition, improves the performance of the child. It also teaches a child how to accept the defeat and strive to win in the is competitive environment. The kids also need to be involved in various different activities. You can find lots of different activities on kidsfront.com.