There is a show (one of those courses you pay to go on & then they put on a show; so not really, exactly a show) & DD is a bit too young to audition (6 months or so) - so I emailed saying that she was too young and I wasn't sure if she should audition & here's a link to her dancing on You-tube
No not at all. I am a dance teacher and I would not mind. I would be interested and if she was good I would take your money and teach her with pleasure! If she was bad I may still take her and your money.I would be sure that she would get something out of it. However if my course was very over subscribed I would just politely tell you to apply next year. No problem honestly.And not pushy. behind every Andy Murray there is a Judy! iykwim
I teach theatre. I am sometimes willing to budge a bit on the age thing, it depends on the piece we're doing and how many younger/older kids I've already got signed up.
But even if I'm not, I wouldn't consider this pushy. Pushy is finding my personal mobile number and texting me thirty separate links to YouTube videos, several of which you made expressly for this purpose and have your small child pleading with me to cast her as X in said videos. Oh, and posting the pleading videos to Facebook, tagging not only me, but my boss and my freaking mother.
Basically, some stage parents can be so over the top, that as long as you're polite about it, you'll seem pretty darned reasonable.
Something I have learned from having a child who is obsessive passionate about her particular sport is that as long as you're polite and proportionate, coaches are actually interested in knowing what they can do and that they're keen to progress. Obvious when you think about it, but I've tied myself in knots in the past trying not to appear pushy. Ime coaches can soon spot whether the motivation comes from the child (as is clear from your other posts) or solely the parent.
Absolutely right Katy, it's an incredible lesson in working hard for what she wants to achieve and your DD will probably still be going for it when the more pushed children have managed to slip the leash and give up.
"We always say that it is a worthwhile experience in itself to audition with us. The auditions are not a typical experience in that the young people are taught material and given an extended time to work with leading practitioners. Therefore I would say it is certainly worthwhile her auditioning.
Whilst I cannot confirm what show she is likely to get were she to be successful in her audition I would say that she is certainly not too young to be considered for Salsa Sisters as that cast will have a very broad age range."
With groups like YMTUK and NYMT you don't audition for a particular show - you audition for the company, and if you are successful then they put you in whichever show they think most suitable. To be honest, regardless of whether or not she gets that show (although I do see why you think it would suit her) she will have a really good experience, so I would let her audition and just hope she gets that show, but enjoy it whatever the outcome. Emailing them was fine.
All my dc have danced and been pretty good. I have seen pushy ness you'd never believe I am constantly open mouthed. The children with the very pushy parents often don't do well and peak too early. My ds made a nice career for himself with my encouragement but I was never pushy there is a difference. You don't sound pushy though I'm sure that is a good idea.