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How can I convince my parents to let me take figure skating lessons?

My level right now is Pre-Alpha. I'm 10. I started last year. I really want to go through the levels quicker because I want to compete. My parents don't want to me to take lessons during the school year because it might affect my school work. I have always been a Straight A student. Also what is the last level in figure skating? I think its Senior.

Asked By: Figskater - 7/12/2009
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Skating is a great way to find achievement in a different aspect of your life other than academics. It sounds like you are already a very responsible student, and if you can give your parents a plan on how you intend to balance your school commitments with your skating commitments to find success in both areas, you... More
Answered By: Sarah F - 7/12/2009
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just tell them that skating is really important to you and is apart of who you want to be.tell them if they belive in you they will let you continue skating because they will trust that your grades wont slip and you will study hard. plus your only 10 years old. you cant really get a bad mark in grade 5
Answered By: dbzfanXD - 7/12/2009
 
Have your parents come and watch one of your lessons, this way they can see how well you are doing in figure skating. You can also have your parents let you take lessons on the weekend instead of the weekdays. When your parents finally let you, start slow, and take one lesson a week, once you prove to them that you can... More
Answered By: sk84life! - 7/12/2009
 
The last level in figure skating is "I won the Olympic gold medal." You are most unlikely to get anywhere unless you skate year round. An hour a week wouldn't hurt your schoolwork - in fact regular exercise has been proven to help kids concentrate better.
Answered By: cathrl69 - 7/12/2009
 
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