I have an almost 6yo daughter who has been in ballet a couple years. In just the last couple weeks we discovered she has scoliosis. The cause is yet undetermined. Prior to this, I had been concerned that ballet was not conducive to supporting the principles in the gokhale method, with ballet's emphasis on keeping the rear tucked. On the other hand, I was hoping that it would be helpful for her general low muscle tone and her pronanted feet. With the addition of discovring the curved spine, I'm not sure that ballet with its stretching exercies of the spine both forward and backward are good for herr.
I'm also trying to figure out how to help teach my daughter the principles of the 8 steps.
I'd really like to find a sport or dance that would provide my kids with muscle strengthening, cardiovascular health, and good posture, as well as remaining modest for little girls. I had always been attracted to the grace and strength I saw within ballet dancers. I'm not sure what alternatives there are.
Do you have any input?