ANSWERS: 46
  • im male and I'd say whatever makes you happy but really I wouldn't want him too I want my son to be a good runner, but if he wants to, he can
  • It would be up to him.
  • I would feel proud.
  • i danced for ten years (i am a girl) ive met lots of guys who join the teams and dance. if anything they get more ladys that way :P
  • I am male... I would be proud. I value agility over brute strength. if I was atheletic enough in highschool to join football or cheerleading I would have joined cheer without question. sure profesional sports is higher paid, but the competition is insane. professional ballet men have far less competition meaning my son would be more likely to make a career of it
  • I can't say I'd like it, but I'd have to be supportive. I'd let him know there are better ways to get close to girls though. (i'm a male)
  • i am female at least he wasnt out commiting crime
  • Ballet is a very hard, competitive sport that demands a lot from the human body and your mind even.I am female and would say "go for it, give it your best try and see how it suits you", what else can you do?
  • As a mom, I would be all for it. A male cheerleader at the college level has to be strong enough to hold a 105 to 125 lb girl overhead in one hand! Most of them look like they moonlight in the WWE! YOWZAH!! And no questioning their sexuality either. In both case, do you realize where they get to put their hands? Lucky dudes!!
  • I've never done cheerleading, but I have been in gymnastics and ballet and they require a lot of strength and skill. I would be proud if I had a son and he wanted to train for such things. Oh, I'm female.
  • I'm a male and yes to the supportive part but i mean there are plenty of other sports out there. Possibly as a hobby but i wouldn't want my son to go through life being embarrassed.
  • Female Here!! I'd support my child.... period and be happy doing it!! There are male cheerleaders and some of the greatest in Ballet have also been males. It's all good.
  • I would feel that I've made a mistake somewhere. I don't have any sons, but if I did, I definitely would rub off on them and they would not be interested in either ballet or cheerleading except maybe to check out the girls who do it.
  • To be honest, I would laugh my head off. He is 6'2" tall and around 230lbs of solid man. But if its what he wants then I would support his decision. Of course, since we don't really have cheerleaders here he would probably be the only one. But my son has no interest in any sports so I don't see it as an issue.
  • i'm a father. ballet would be fine with me. given that the current president of the united states was a cheerleader, i'd probably be dreadfully ashamed if he were to pick cheerleading if only for that reason.
  • I'm a proud Daddy of a soon-to-be 10 year old son. My son is pretty shy and the last few years have seen a big change in his behavior, since starting Cub Scouts, soccer, and a few other things. Last year he wanted to take dancing with his sisters. So we started him in classes and he did Jazz and Tap. When it came time to do the dance recital, he didn't want to do it; but my wife and I told him that this was part of the dancing class responsibilities he signed up for. He had to do it, but if he didn't want to take dancing next year after this was done, then so be it. He did the recital, was AWESOME at it, and wants to continue dancing. Dancing has helped him to overcome some of his shyness and is giving him better coordination as well. Not to mention the dancing factor in the first place. If he wanted to to ballet or cheerleading, I'd let him do that as well. Believe me, when I was in high school NOBODY thought it was weird to see guy on the cheerleading squad. Talk about envy! I didn't know one guy that didn't think holding a girl up by her butt wasn't just about the hottest thing during cheerleading. As for dancing, girls LOVE a boy who can dance, especially one who can dance more than what's required at mosh pits and what you see at most night clubs. He's my son and I'm d*mn proud of him whatever he does, so long as he tries his best at it.
  • I am male. I would respect that and let him do it. I have seen great male cheerleaders and ballet dancers. I wounder what George Bush Sr. thought when George Bush, Jr. was a cheerleader.
  • i am female , and honestly i probably would not be happy, but understand it could be a phase hes going through , if you down him or get angry he will probably rebel or possibly get even more out of touch with his sexuality ! handle this situation with care , let me know how it goes , i have a nephew who is approaching a situation like this !
  • Honestly? As a mother, I would want to know why. I mean my son is all boy and if he suddenly wanted to cheer or do ballet for the joy of it, I would think it was odd. But if that's what he really wanted to do, I would support him 100% and I would have to come up with a plan, with my son, on how to explain this to other family members who would not be so supportive.
  • I'd be ok with it. Those guys are in great shape. Plus, it's a great way to pick up girls....think about it:)
  • I would like that as much as having a daughter that was into boxing, football, hockey, etc. I'd hate it, honestly--I'm very traditional and for some reason it would make me uncomfortable. BUT, that's my problem and not my child's. I would have to deal with it if that made them happy--but honestly, I KNOW that guys in ballet were teased horribly when they were in HS (and younger). Sometimes now too, even by adult men. Life can be more difficult for guys into those sports. But, danseurs are pure muscle and VERY strong. I think Mikhail Baryshnikov is THE greatest ever! Super HOT! :D YUMMY! Watch this video...it's only 1 minute long and it's wonderful. :D
  • Male. And I'd support his decision. And not hesitantly, either. :) Hell, if he wants to go hang out with hot girls all day, I say go for it.
  • If that's what he wanted to do, I'd support him 100%. I am a female by the way.
  • Female. I'd say go for it. Maybe he'll become another Baryshnikov.
  • I'm male. If he wants to do it, all I ask is to put his best effort into whatever he does. (I would have wanted to do cheer leading to get to know the female cheerleaders in my high school. They were hot. However, I took band instead and dated another clarinet player)
  • To be honest man's man, if I had a son (I have two little girls instead, so I'm engulfed in femininity! lol), and he wanted to do ballet or cheerleading, my first thought would be "Uh, omg, really? You want to do that? Are you sure son?" I wouldn't tell him that of course, but that's what I would be thinking, because as a parent, you want what is good for your children, and that means all the things that bring your child happiness. Wanting to do something that is "traditionally female" would potentially set up my son for teasing, odd looks and gossip, and I wouldn't want that to happen to my son because I love him so much. But then again, if I loved my son very much, and it was something he really wanted to do, would I deny him HIS happiness? No. I would have no choice but to support him, because he is my son and I love him. (Although I would much rather take him out to ball games, fishing, kite-flying, and challenge him to a good old-fashioned arm wrestle! lol.)
  • no way no how no no ballet
  • i wouldnt be happy....but it is a sensitive situation. id suggest some other things...show him some traditionslly male things so he can began 2 idntify more with his sex...depending on his age id let him do it...maybe 12 and up its his decision to make...by that age he knows what hed be facing as far as taunting, teasing and whatnot if he is willing to press thru that its must b somethin he is really interested in
  • If not your son, then how about your dog? :D
  • I'd sign him up for it. I used to have a guy friend who wanted to be a ballet dancer, but I never found him to be very feminine... he was also obsessed with cars, though. Oh, and I'm a female.
  • i`m a femail i`m 17 i dont have kids , but if i were you i will let him do whatever he thinks is good for him maybe this will help him to become somthing important in the future. so you just have to support your kid to do what he thinks he could do! hope i helped
  • As long as he was happy, i'd be happy.
  • I am a male and I would do everything I possibly could to change his mind to football or another sport.
  • I'm male, i do cheerleading and i'm proud of it. It is the best decision i ever made in highschool. I hold pretty girls by their butts all the time. So if i have a son who wishes to do this to, i'll give him a pat on the back because i'll know why he is there.
  • I'm male. I can't say I would like it, but if that makes him happy, I would give him 100% support and help him be the best ballet dancer or cheerleader possible. Love is unconditional.
  • it would be bum pumpingly queer
  • I've seen Billy Elliott, I'd let him (I'm male)
  • I am female and my nephew was into cheerleading until he got into college. His theory was that it was a great way to be with and see girls so much. He was also very good as the male holding up the cheerleaders so they could build pyramids and do flips.
  • Hmm your son sounds like he could be punched around the ring!
  • IF HE USES COLGATE HE WOULD HAVE THE RING OF CONFIDENCE :)
  • Disappointed.
  • I'd be dead proud of him.
  • Strawberries to a Mexican
  • I'm gay and i never had the urge to do ballet or cheerleading. People just assume that just because a guy wants to join the cheerleading squad and dance a little he's automatically gay. That isn't true. Only my son will know if he is gay, i can't just rubber stamp him with the label. The point of the matter is that no matter what he would be i would respect whatever he wanted to do so long as it was within the boundaries of the law. And im talking of adopting if you're planning on attacking me for anything and if i can't love my adoptive son just as much as a father loves his biological son i dont know what business i would have being a father.
  • "Dad, you know the guy that has his hands all over various cheerleaders asses? Yea, I wanna be that guy" As far as ballet, some of the best ballet dancers in the world are men; their strength lets them do really cool shit. So yea, I really wouldn't care. I assume you asked this trying to draw a comparison between homosexuality and ballet/cheerleading. I met this Russian guy who is a ballet dancer and holy shit that guy got so much tail it was ridiculous. I haven't met a gay ballet dancer, nor have I met a gay cheerleader.
  • I can see my son doing this because that's where the girls are. There are such things as cheerleading and ballet dancers who are men and are very sucessful. Wouldn't bother me at all. I say go for it!

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