I have very mixed feelings about this. On the one hand- yay! DD loves ballet and I'm so excited to switch her to a school where the tuition is 1/2 of what it was for her previous ballet class AND is closer to home (walking distance).
On the other hand- boo about the kids who left the ballet school without a spot this afternoon. I understand that at this age it isn't about talent or ability. The "interview" was purely about whether the child seemed interested and mature enough to take a solo class for 60 minutes (mothers are not allowed in the room at all). DD definitely is, or I wouldn't have tried to sign her up. But there's this black cloud feeling in me about this just being the start of ridiculous-life-competitiveness.