DD15 wants to quit dance....but should we show this on her college application??
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|Sun, 11-17-2013 - 8:57am|
We are originally from India and this is classical Indian dance I am talking about. After several years of learning this, DD now wants to quit asap. She does not practise but is keeping up with the dance class and the teacher keeps telling her not to quit, that she has talent etc etc. Now DD is doing a sport activity where she is doing great, is an assistant instructor and I can see the attitude difference between dance and the sport. So I also think she can quit dance and spare me all the early Sat. morning driving.
I heard that high school students have to list activities to show they are well-rounded and have other interests besides school. So is DD making a mistake if she quits dance now? She did ok in dance but is not star student and has no trophies/medals but I think her teacher will give her a recommendation letter. DD is in grade 10.
Thank you so much,
PS: I guess for her college application, DD can list the sport, her Youth Council volunteering, piano lessons. But I don't how this will help her stand out - she does piano only for fun (not much practice, no trophies) and volunteering is a few hours here and there. What else should she do? She gets As in school. Since the world is so competitive now, I am just nervous about this whole college application.