Yes my dd takes both. We dance for a separate studio, but my dds dream is to dance not to be a gymnast. She loves gymnastics and excels at it, but she would love to go to college for dance, dance professionally and teach. I am very open with he gym about her goals, and the dance studio recognizes the physical advantage gymnastics gives my dd. they have both been very accommodating. She is currently 9 yr old level 5, she dance an additional 3 hours a week, ballet, jazz and tap, with much older girls. She starts pointe this fall, which is a HUGE dream of hers, and will start competing in dance. We may try one additional year of gymnastics, but if it doesn't work, she will move into a preprofessional ballet program, in addition to where she currently dances.
She tried ballet before she started gym bit it wasn't "hardcore" enough for her.
Gwenmom, Thanks, she will be 10 by the time she starts, reality is, the studio she is at, just does 1 hr a week of beginning pointe. She is 5' and woman's size 8.5 feet. Her relieve looks amazing on beam, with her huge feet! LOL. Her instructor feels she is ready, she dances with girls two year older than her and she is one of the strongest in class. Also her tap is fairly advance with a lot of toe stands and turns, so she definitely has the strength. Shoe fitting, will be a challenge, she has really narrow heels. Her teacher will have to approve the fit before class.