25 Apr '17, 9am

Is your passion strong enough to forgo a uni slot? For Farah, nothing could keep her from dancing.

Many people take up dance as a side hobby. But for Farah Dawood , 33, dance is her life. It was even something she was willing to sacrifice a place in university to pursue. "My parents were mad, but they kind of understood. They said if you are going to do this, you make sure you can succeed. Show us this is your career choice and that you are going to stick to it," she said, recounting her parents' reaction when she pulled out of National University of Singapore (NUS) to pursue dance commercially. Farah grew up in a musically inclined family. Her mother, who is a piano teacher, exposed her to music and dance from a young age. "One day, she took me to see a ballet by the Singapore Dance Theatre, and from that day, I told her I wanted to do ballet," recalled the dancer. Her mother was quite reluctant initially because Farah had given up on piano and violin classes before. H...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/People/2017/4/Trained-to-coo...

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