From Extracurricular to Black Prima Ballerina?
Do you remember the first time you dressed your little one in their tutu? Or laced up their miniature sized ballet shoes? What will become of this was my first thought. With my oldest daughter, and now my youngest, I can’t help but think: maybe she’ll be a prima ballerina, performing amid those in awe of her talent… why not? I say if you’re going to put time into taking a child to and from lessons and rehearsal, buy all the necessary equipment (and some unnecessary stuff too) then why not take at least one moment to dream big? It’s nice to think about the fact that perhaps my daughter could one day be the next Debbie Allen, Misty Copeland or Aesha Ash . Isn't that a part of why parents sign their children up for extracurricular activities – for the possibilities? It is true that more and more parents are investing money into their children through extracurricular and cognitive activities. They too recognize the possibilities of promoting:
- Social skills
- Positive investments in schooling
- Understanding how to rise to a challenge
- Understanding dedication to a long term commitment
- Receive increased classroom attention
- Be privy to presumptions of success