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Old Yesterday, 01:16 PM
 
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I would like to see if he is interested in baseball, football or soccer.

Many kids at his school come from countries where football is not the big thing. Most of these kids are in martial arts. Yes, it's Texas but he goes to a diverse school. Now I'm think he wouldn't get too much flak if he took dance classes.
Swimming is a great form of exercise. But I remember that some boys wouldn't join the swim team in high school because they had to wear speedos.

I hope that he figures it all out and that you are comfortable with his decisions.
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM
 
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I would like to see if he is interested in baseball, football or soccer.

Many kids at his school come from countries where football is not the big thing. Most of these kids are in martial arts. Yes, it's Texas but he goes to a diverse school. Now I'm think he wouldn't get too much flak if he took dance classes.
It's easy to worry about what others will think, but it's a good thing other people's opinions don't matter


I would bring your son to a few trial classes of various things and see what he takes to.


I bet the men in professional ballet who are making good money are not caring about how others perceive them.


Honestly though. It's a hobby and if your boy enjoys dance, so what? If he doesn't, that's fine too.
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Old Today, 08:30 AM
 
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I would like to see if he is interested in baseball, football or soccer.

Many kids at his school come from countries where football is not the big thing. Most of these kids are in martial arts. Yes, it's Texas but he goes to a diverse school. Now I'm think he wouldn't get too much flak if he took dance classes.
I never put my kids in anything before finding out if they were interested, even at 5 we talked about what they'd like to do first.

I wonder why you thought of dance for a boy when there are so many other activities and sports he could do. Is his dad a dancer?

My rule was that the kids could try anything, if they didn't like it, they had to finish the season so they didn't let down the team or club. The parks & rec department usually has a wide variety of short term activities for kids, a way to get a taste of the activity or sport without a lot of money.
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