It’s the biggest scam ever. Costume costs $150. Makeup costs $30. Hair costs $40. Special pearl earrings cost $25. Weekly classes cost like $90 a month.I have 3 young daughters and just learned a valuable lesson, don’t ever sign them up for dance.
You’re a good man and dad OP.
I am more than happy to watch my daughter be happy but the whole youth dance industry is a big joke.
My daughter is already over it and wanting to focus on basketball which I am much more happy about. So this will likely be the final recital.
The girls who stick with dance are typically the ones who have no other athletic ability so they find a niche “sport” they can be good at. Just my opinion.
It’s taught her some good listening skills, teamwork, and coordination. But I think you gain all of that and more in something like gymnastics at that age for probably less money.