Aita for not wanting my MIL to teach our daughter her native language and cancelling her ballet?

My husband is saying I’m being unreasonable. My daughter learning multiple languages is important to me but I don’t want to cancel her favorite extracurricular activity for lessons she’ll probably find boring. So I’m Hispanic but I was born and raised in the United States. My parents don’t speak English the best but they’re like 25% fluent. Because of that and the fact that my daughter spent a lot of the first years of her life at their house as a form of childcare, she speaks Spanish very well for a four year old. Even better than me at times.

In September of 2020 she started preschool instead of staying at my parents house. She goes to preschool in the morning and then goes to ballet in the afternoon. This has been working out well for us and she loves ballet more than anything. If we’re late she’ll cry. My husband has never really liked the fact that our daughter can speak Spanish very well but can’t speak his native language (Dutch) that well. Sometimes when my daughter is excited and talking fast she will slip into Spanish and he’ll get mad that she didn’t remember the few Dutch words he taught her. His parents lived in the states and raised him here but moved back to the Netherlands in 2018. My husband doesn’t speak Dutch that well and can’t teach anything more than a few basic sentences.

He recently told me he wants to cancel our daughters ballet so she can take Zoom lessons with her grandma to learn Dutch. That it’s a great bonding experience and she’s at the right age to learn a new language and if we keep waiting even a few more years she could never be fluent in Dutch. I told him that canceling her ballet for language lessons is crazy and why is it so important to him that our daughter learns Dutch? He can barely speak it as his parents are fluent English speakers and didn’t actively teach him. He’s not even conversational, just greetings and basic words. I tried to comprise by suggesting that they could do it on the weekends and he said that’s no good, it’s not enough time and too big of a gap between the weekends for her to actually learn Dutch. And I’m being very unfair. Aita?

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[Luis Miguel Echegaray:l] Another reason why I love Cavani. Back in Paris, he found ballet as a place of refuge. Then he fell in love. Now, back in 🇺🇾 he joins forces with the nation’s @BNSballet to promote youth 🩰 and challenge the macho stigma that it’s not for boys. twitter.com/lmechegaray/s…
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I think my little ballerina turned out lovely. Drew this in anticipation of my first ballet class in a long time. Paid a lot of attention to the form, balance points and all the things I practiced in class.
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Help a dad with a ballet bun for a 3 year old?

I've got a ballet recital for my daughter in a few hours and can't get to the store for anything. Does anyone have a good video on how to do a ballet bun for someone that has absolutely no idea what they are doing?

all the videos i have found need things more than just a hair tie, or are overly complicated to the point I know I won't be able to do it... Please help?

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Today I came back to ballet classes after a long hiatus. Got inspired for this little drawing.
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I’m an adult ballet dancer, and I take class for fun now (danced as a kid). A friend asked me if they could get photos of me en pointe. I wasn’t so sure... I’m amazed I was still able to get up on my toes! I’m 31!
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Hab heute durch Zufall gelernt, dass Wolfgang Bahro Jo Gerner bereit seit '93 verkörpert. Viele kennen ihn aber er macht auch anderes. So z.B. fürs Bohemian Browser Ballet einige Clips. v.redd.it/1v5llonr8rx61
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Ballet + Doves unbound at the National Cathedral. Gorgeous.
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Progressing ballet technique, update?

I'm a very serious ballet teacher of the "old-school" type. Classical dance is my heart. When I first saw the PBT classes and exercises it looked very gimmicky. A way to sell certification and yoga balls. Has anyone consistently taken these classes and seen improvement? Has it helped alignment and strength? I am skeptical because if you simply take a quality class with a good teacher on a regular basis, you shouldn't need supplementary work, other than maybe some physical therapy if you've had an injury or extra stretching if some part of your body is tight. To learn how to do ballet, you have to do ballet. Am I old fashioned and myopic concerning PBT? Edit: Thank you everyone! You have all definitely given me a lot to think about. The discussion is certainly not a simple one. I have a chance to observe this kind of class a lot, so I'll keep my mind open see what more I can learn. Happy dancing all.

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What makes you feel "strong" when ballet isn't enough, but doesn't interrupt your progress?

Hello! I hope you all are doing well today. This is a mental health-related post, just to preface. I know mental health discussion receives varying degrees of acceptance in the ballet world, so... please be kind. Or, I can delete if this post is inappropriate.

So, I am a longtime living room ballet enthusiast, and enjoy ballet as my primary form of exercise, self-expression, and therapy. Even if I never leave my dining room, I am committed to becoming the pointe-dancing swan of my own dreams :D And, of course, working hard to maintain the long, lean musculature that makes everything look its most gorgeous.

That said, I am dealing with some debilitating PTSD, one of which symptoms is anger that can be overwhelming and physically painful. My support system has advised that to manage this, I need a physical release that doesn't require the precision, small movements, and focus of ballet. In particular, I need to find something that "makes me feel strong."

My question for you lovely dancers is: when you struggle with anger or overwhehlming emotions and ballet isn't enough to release them, what physical activities help but don't interrupt your ballet goals/body composition? What do you do when you want to feel strong and powerful but don't want to grow certain muscles? For instance, I did track growing up, so my body, on top of gaining muscle quickly, also naturally tends to bulk in the quads. Sprinting recently to and from my dumpster outdoors certainly made me feel strong, but it also made my developpes to the front and side feel completely different the following day and messed with my progress, and the aesthetic, I think.

What releases emotions for you when being a graceful fairy isn't your top priority right now, but won't mess up your technique or lines when you have to use turnout again tomorrow? What makes you feel strong? If it is still ballet, are there certain variations that make you feel that way? Do you just go ahead and do other activities that bulk and use muscles in a way that does not support ballet technique, and does your body get used to the weird feeling? Does stretching help?

I would love to hear the thoughts of people more experienced than myself. Thank you so much for reading. :)

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Serena's dress kind of stole the show at the ballet but Blair looked soo stunning as well !!
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Share your ballet opinions :)

Hi! I'm curious to know: what are your unpopular ballet opinions? Please make sure we're not making others feel bad for their opinions, this is an open area. Please remember that these are opinions and we all probably have different ones.

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What would YOU want out of an adult ballet class?

I have recently been asked to teach adult ballet in a town I've just moved to. It will be a class for beginner and intermediate dancers. I have experience teaching young kids and teens, but never adults queue the imposter syndrome. Many of you take adult ballet classes or are looking to start ballet. If you were starting a new class what would you be looking for? Fitness? All technique? Puzzling combinations at the barre? Throwing in some piano pop covers? Or not using ballet music for the WHOLE class? I'm not tied to a syllabus, and I'm wanting to make it fun and challenging for everyone.

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wish i had gotten more things in ballet slipper 😢 wearing energy bra long line ribbed* (6), ballet slipper train to be tank (4), formation camo hooded define jacket (4) & formation camo fast & free 10” shorts (4) 🤩 happy friYAY 🧡 reddit.com/gallery/ncfacy
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Mtf trans & ballet (USA)

How supportive are ballet studios/classes of a mtf trans dancer? I'm a trans teen who has dreamed of doing ballet her whole life.

Anyone here have experiences with a studio being supportive of trans dancers/someone not dancing as their AGAB?

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Can we all admit Vanessa is most entertaining when she goes into Upper East Side takedown mode? Oh.. and her gown for the ballet was A MOMENT. PERIOD.

Season 4 Episode 8 in my humble opinion is Vanessa Abrams best episode. I never forgot it.

She just goes full Upper East Side scheming bitch in this episode, and I'm here for it. Even down to the facial expressions in this ep, she brings the sass, the drama, and serves looks 👀 (which surprises me to this day because her fashion was always so hit-n-miss).

She fully gets down n dirty, plays the game, schemes with Nate, breaks into Juliet's apartment, has the balls to confront her, then goes to the ballet to takedown Serena, all while SLAYYYYING in a Christian Cota gown. It's the best she's ever looked!

We finally get to see Vanessa like the Upper East siders, playing the games and looking damn good doing it: face : beat, hair : flowing, outfit : giving.

This 👏 was 👏 her 👏 moment👏 !

And when the Dean tells her: "Im sorry, who are you?" it's comedy GOLD. 😂 This is easily one of my fav GG episodes.

V goes full UES, she fails, but it was fun to watch!

Even if you HATE Vanessa or find her annoying, you cannot deny she turned a look here. Hands down her best look on the show.

this dress for a moment for Vanessa. Don't even try to deny vanessa haters! She turned a LOOK. 👀

SHE LOOKED BETTER THAN BLAIR. I SAID WHAT I SAID. JULIET LOOKED BETTER TOO.

One of the only times a Vanessa outfit outdoes Blair Waldorf

I love the conversation she has with Nate at the Ballet, it just reveals to the audience how much exposure to the UeSiders has changed her. The old Vanessa is DEAD and GONE. Self Righteous V, snapped! Now we have yet another ruthless Upper East Side Schemer (let's face it she learned from the best).

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Ready to takedown Serena, when she explains her plan to Nate, he stares in frozen in disbelief that this is the same person he used to date and says:

"Vanessa. Dont do that."

Vanessa sips her champagne

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"Why? For Serena.....? .....Sorry Nate." 😈💅

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Am I too ... to do ballet?

Beginners and re-starters please ask away as comment in this sticky. Don't forget to read the 'side barre' and take a look at previous Am I too... posts

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TIL that Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) studied ballet as a girl & danced professionally by the age of 14, winning multiple prestigious scholarships. Told she did not have the right body to become a prima ballerina by Mikhail Baryshnikov himself, she changed her focus to acting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
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