Numerous ballet dancers have completed their degrees while performing professionally. Photo by MD Duran/Unsplash.
My parents are worried that dancing professionally will interfere with my education, even though I have friends who dance and take college courses. I can't go to a university the usual way when I'm trying to make it in contemporary ballet. Can you help me explain my situation to them?
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