Monday, March 30, 2009

Ballet Mock Exam

XY had a mock exam yesterday. Since she's got short hair, it can't be bun up. Her hair has to be gelled up, with no hair covering her forehead and face. I just used whatever gel (styling wax) I can find at home. But it didn't have a very strong hold. So I used some colourful clips (don't have black ones) to hold her hair in place.

She came back without the clips on her hair. PaPa told me they said her hair's not 'tidy' enough. And only black clips are allowed. So PaPa bought the extra strong hold gel when he went out later in the evening. We were also notified of the 2nd mock exam. I didn't know there'll be another one before the exam (end of April). Looks like ballet exam is a serious business.

I wonder how she did in the mock exam. We should be getting the feedback later. But I heard it's not too difficult to get through the Pre-primary level. One good thing is she's not terrified of the exam. She was looking forward to the mock one. :D

~ before going for her mock exam ~

Ballet is an expensive activity. She started learning in April last year. As early as 6 months before the exam, she has to attend classes twice a week (to prepare for the exam). Apart from paying for the almost doubled fees, it's somewhat troublesome to send her twice a week (instead of once). Most of the time, PaPa is the driver. Then for her exam, we've to pay for the new attires because she has to wear short sleeved leotard (current one is sleeveless) and a different coloured tutu. I don't mind getting new socks though as her old ones are loose (at the ankle) already. Luckily we didn't have to get new shoes.

19 comments:

LittleLamb said...

What level is she in?
Dont worry, she will do well :)

However have to agree with u, nowadays different from last time. My time, there was no mock exam. Straight exam.

Sasha said...

yeah very expensive that why my mum never allow me to learn ballet. But they look so cute in tutus la!

reanaclaire said...

yes, agree with u.. ballet dancing is not cheap.. last time i tot of enrolling my daughter when she was four.. but ended up in Yamaha.. but now what HA also not taking.. wrong decision.. she prefers dancing to playing music now..

HN said...

Your girl looks so sweet in that attire! As long as our kids enjoy it, I am sure we are more than willing to pay yaa :)

sting said...

she's so sweet in it :-) good to hear she enjoys the lesson.. yes, it can be quite expensive especially higher levels...

mybabybay said...

She looks adorable. Maybe hair spray would be better.

NomadicMom said...

Maybe it's time to grow her hair long...so you can bun it up.

Actually, when I was a kid I used to learn ballet for awhile...but then stopped after FALLING ASLEEP in class one day. Heheheh

Fussy mum said...

yeah, ballet is indeed an expensive activity. And yup, ballet shoes are costly too...luckily u don't have to get one :)

XY looked so graceful in her ballet costume. Good luck in her upcoming ballet exam :)

Mummy to QiQi said...

XY has got very high forehead. surely a very smart girl!

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a precious ballerina!

JO-N said...

Expensive but worthwhile if she enjoys it. I'm thinking hard if I should send my little girl for ballet. Let's see....

All the best to XY!

Irene said...

expensif hor... hmmm... but cute tutus, why call it tutus ah?

BabyBooned said...

yeahh expensive activity indeed. thats the reason why my parents wouldnt send me to ballet when i was small :( they made up for it and sent me to gymnastics though. i think it's great that xy gets this opportunity!

Mummy Gwen said...

XY looks so pretty in her ballet costumes.

jacss said...

the little ginie is so "very-the-sweet" lar!! eh, did papa ever say she's yr little shadow ahh??
looks like mama didn't do enough homework leh...luckily it was not d real exam yet!! it's no surprise now that every little things relating to our kids are being commercialised...good target for them to make money ma coz ppl know that kids today are so precious!!
i'll be unhappy too...why they want u to buy d sleeveless one if the exam needs one with sleeves, hai!! some more i don't see d different in color wor...still pink what???
complaint so much also i will still spend d money if i hv a girl...what to do hor!!

andrewjune said...

wow she is so pretty and looks so feminine...
and she does looks very tall and slim from the photo!

i do plan to send rachael for ballet classes as well, but hubby is not too keen!

good luck to XY for the mock exams!

slavemom said...

Rachel, Pre-primary.

NomadicMom, she jes cut them short 1 mth ago. I prefer her with short hair, easier to manage.

Chin Nee, really? Got scientific evidence or not? hehehe

Jo, let Nyn attend the trial class. If she enjoys it, y not?

Irene, errr... mana I tau lah. :)

Jac, PaPa nvr said such thing wor. Really look like me ah?
Purposely dun do h/work one coz that's wat mock exams r for mah. :p

June, the most important is her interest. If Rachael enjoys it, I'm sure daddy will happily send her for lessons.

Annie Q said...

ur girl look so sweet and pretty on her ballet costumes.

Adrine said...

So pretty and demure! I'm thinking of sending Elyssa next time. Since she looks like a "chou lou" girl.

Wah.. so many exams one..