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Old 03-07-2007, 06:37 AM
 
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My husband is currently considering a relocation with his company to the Sandy area. I have a couple of concerns about the move (most center around our kids - ages 10 and 8).

My daughter has been inolved in a competitive dance team since she was 4. She competes in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and character. I haven't been able to find any national competitions that come to the area. Are there studios that compete? Do they just drive to competitions in another state? I hate to focus too much on the dance aspect, but it is a huge part of her life (and always has been). I know she'd be miserable if we ended up somewhere where she couldn't continue in her dancing. Also, she has severe asthma and the dance helps her lung strength. Her doctor has actually told us that it would be dangerous for her to quit dancing since it has benefited her so much.

My son is an avid soccer player. He also has severe food allergies. He is sensitive to residue left on tables, people's hands, etc. I've read some posts about Utah schools that make me a bit hesitant about this potential move. I haven't found any private schools in our area that will take him (due to also testing as high functioning autisti). So, I'm not sure if privates would be an option for us.

Also, both kids have a lot of environmental allergies. I've read that the area has a bit of trouble with air quality. Is it so extreme that it causes people with asthma/allergies to have to limit their outdoor activity? We're coming from an area with severe ozone problems, and my daughter isn't allowed out much in the summer because it is dangerous for people with asthma.

Thanks so much for helping me out with my questions.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:11 AM
 
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I don't know much about the dance scence in the area, but it seems like everyone has a kid in some program.

Almost all the kids in Utah play soccer.

Cottonwood floats around here like cotton. Some of my friends from FL said it can be pretty intense. SLC's pollen tends to float around for a while because there is little rain and plenty of wind to whip it up. That said, all of those people who take allergy shots or take meds do fine.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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the MLS team Real Salt Lake has agreed to donate $8 million for youth soccer fields in Sandy if their new stadium gets approved, which I think it probably will.
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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Hello,
Our family is also lookingn into relocating to SLC area and we have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. She has also been involved in Competitive dance for the past 3 years. She is 10 y/o. Pls let me know if you find out any info about dance. I have not started my search yet, since our move will not take place until summer. Our boy is involved in all kinds of sports and I am sure he will do fine. I am concerned about my daughter though. She has mild dyslexia and dance is what keeps her going.... Any input will be greatly appreciated...
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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Hello,
Our family is also lookingn into relocating to SLC area and we have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. She has also been involved in Competitive dance for the past 3 years. She is 10 y/o. Pls let me know if you find out any info about dance. I have not started my search yet, since our move will not take place until summer. Our boy is involved in all kinds of sports and I am sure he will do fine. I am concerned about my daughter though. She has mild dyslexia and dance is what keeps her going.... Any input will be greatly appreciated...
Provo could be a great place for her. BYU, while a private religious school, has one of the best dance program in the country. Because of BYU, the local community has really embraced dance, and there are new studios popping up all over the place. There is also a few classes and summer camps for teenagers offered a BYU that she may be able to take advantage of.

My best advice would actually be to ask around at competitions. Ask the judges or coaches if they have encountered any good teams from Utah.

Junkie
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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Default Relocating to Sandy

Hi there, I just wanted to put in my 2 cents here. I happen to live in a town called Eagle Mountain. It is about a 25 min. drive to Sandy but it does not have the air pollution that you get up against the mountains. We can see it from our back yard that faces to the East over looking Sandy/Alpine/Provo areas. It might be something to consider in your home search. I will tell you that I am a Realtor and would love to help you in your relocation if you are not working with someone already.
I have a son with severe astima too. So from a personal point of view I would rather look out here in Eagle Mountain or Saratoga Springs myself. They are both growing towns that have a lot of upside to them. As far as the dance goes I remember there being a sign on the East side of I-15 in Pleasent Grove that had a sign up for a while talking about competive dance and they had named Ashley DelGrosso to who danced on Dancing with the Stars. If you are not in the area already I could look at it the next time that I drive past it and find out some more info for you.

Have a great night and if I can help let me know.

John
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