It was a very hard, but very good (in retrospect) decision we made about two months ago. We allowed my daughter to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition. She worked hard, she had wonderful coaches, I decorated a plain tutu for her.... bottom line, yes, we all worked hard, but it paid off: she came in first in her age group!
Now we're getting ready for the finals in New York City! very exciting!
She goes to Master Ballet Academy in Phoenix, AZ.... her solo is on youtube, before the competition her coach put it up there when she performed at a local show... find her under Leanne Fromm, Paquita variation, or Master Ballet Academy from tancerz1