4 year old ballerinas?

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Today I substituted for my Ballet teacher in her classes at the International British Academy (Imus, Cavite). Better (or worse ) than sales jobs, I once again got the chance to work with kids of different ages. I started the afternoon with 4 year old aspiring ballerinas.  All went well until half of the class wanted to pee!  I demonstrated an outburst to show these kids who was the boss and told them they needed to pee before class.  Aside from this, the rest of the afternoon was quite pleasing.  My 6, 9 and Teens were very alert and cooperative.   Does it really make sense to put 4 year olds in a Ballet class? Do they really get the value of the training?  I guess this question is answered case to case, but in general, 4 year olds should wait another year to dance.

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