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    Hi, I'm 15 and have been doing ballet since I was 2 (13yrs) and I'm grade 6. However, I am not on pointe despite doing over 2.5 hrs a week for years (I know that doesn't necessarily mean I'm strong enough but still). I was my childhood dream to get on pointe and I said that I wouldn't give up until I got there but now I'm 15 and I don't know whether my teacher is going to tell me the good news this week or in 3 years! Also the idea of doing my grade 8 in a few years and having a complete set of grades from primary to g8 would be very satisfying but at this stage I'm trying to weigh up whether or not it's worth it. Do I do my exam and call it quits after 13yrs or do I keep going?
    • Very Important Poster

    Very Important Poster
    If it's your dream then you shouldn't give up on it. How often do you practice? If you have some extra lessons, that could help with your exams. I think you should keep going.
    • PS Reviewer

    PS Reviewer
    I got to Grade 6 ballet but never made it onto pointe work (though this was never the plan for me anyway, since I was overweight and my legs were never going to be strong enough). If it's a dream of yours that is not taking up time that needs to be diverted to other things (e.g. GCSE revision) and you are willing to be patient, then I would also say keep going!
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