at what age should a little girl be formally enrolled in theater?

Philippines
December 4, 2006 4:02am CST
my girl's only 4 but she loves acting, singing and dancing and i'd like to enroll her in something. is theater too early for her?
6 responses
• United States
4 Dec 06
not at all.of course that is if they offer theater classes for younger children. if not I strongly recommend dance. a friend of mine started dancing very young and now at 19 still dances. They often did recitals that looked like plays so your little girl might enjoy that, as well as the costumes
• Philippines
4 Dec 06
well, for the past 2 summers now, (she was 3 when she first started) she has been taking dance lessons from a reputable dance school here and, yes, she enjoyed it a lot. culmination for each summer session was also a recital where the kids get to wear different costumes. she took it all in a stride. it was a different story for me, though. everytime her turn to dance came, i was a mass of nerves! talk about stage mothers!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Dec 06
we enrolled our 5 year old girl in a theatre and by the age of 7 she moved on and now takes karati most kidsw try alsorts of things
• Philippines
4 Dec 06
you've got a point there. okay, i'll start with this first. thanks!
@tanujarneja (2833)
• India
4 Dec 06
Well at the age of 3 - 4 a child is grown enough and should be formally enrolled in theater
• Philippines
4 Dec 06
good, thank you. i thought it's too early but she really enjoys doing those things i mentioned so maybe i'll let her try it for a month. tnx 4 your opinion!
@bobster (219)
4 Dec 06
not too young as long as SHE enjoys it - if she wants to do it then what have you got to lose? My daughter is 4 and does highland dancing. She had her first exam last June and I was more nervous than she was.
• Philippines
4 Dec 06
wow! what is that? from where i am, i haven't heard of that yet.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
It would only be too young if it's something that she didn't really want to do but that you were more or less making her do. It sounds like this is something she'd really enjoy, since she likes acting, singing and dancing. Good luck!
• Philippines
4 Dec 06
uh-huh! she puts on her costumes at home and act or sing or dance even with no audience! thanks for your opinion.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Dec 06
we enrolled our 5 year old girl in a theatre and by the age of 7 she moved on and now takes karati most kidsw try alsorts of things