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#1 Elf Ianthe

Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

I did piano lessons, gymnastics, swimming and soccer (three years undefeated champions wink.gif

Not all at the same time though.

#2 AmberNut

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

I did piano, 'cello, bass guitar, singing, youth group, netball, volley ball, t-ball/soft ball, photography and cross country running.
Me thinks I should have stuck with the running.... biggrin.gif

#3 ~sydblue~

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Netball, orienteering, cross country running & swimming.

#4 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Basketball and T-ball

I gave Gymnastics and Tennis a go aswell but they didn't last very long

#5 Peppery

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Tennis, softball, swimming and painting.

Not all the same time though

#6 erindiv

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

Just pony club.

#7 beyond

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Basketball, netball, beach volleyball, little aths, swimming, tennis, auskick, ballet, art classes, gymnastics, cricket. I think that was all

#8 la di dah

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Kempo karate, judo, a bit of tumbling when I was really little but no real gymnastics, dance (jazz, tap, and ballet).

I sucked at judo, I adored karate and it was my best sport, I was bad at dance but enjoyed it and the costumes. As far as I know there is no sport for dressing up in tutus and sequins and then kicking someone in the face, or I would have been all over that.

I wanted to play ice hockey and couldn't afford it. Same goes for horses, far too expensive.

My mom wouldn't let me do cheerleading or anything like that as she considered it sexist, and my dad wouldn't permit any of his kids, male or female, play football.

EDIT: I missed the "or activities" - I also did, at various times, piano, Japanese language classes, Girl Scouts, and 6 years of extra-curricular Hebrew school. Which, since they had 3 kids with roughly the same number of activities, is why there was no room for equestrian or ice-skating type high-end sport.

Edited by la di dah, 31 January 2013 - 05:22 PM.

#9 HRH Countrymel

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

Did you read my post in the 'what sport can scar you for life?'

Well in addition to basketball, softball, (we can't count hockey) I also failed dismally at: netball, tennis, soccer, swimming and t ball... and playing the piano

Things that I did and enjoyed were: riding my bike, rowing my boat, climbing trees, catching fish, building things, drawing things, painting things, cooking things.

Things that I never even attempted included: dancing, competition rowing (we went along to try and enrol when we moved towns when I was 10 - they informed us I was too big to be a cox and the wrong shape to be a rower... Mum quietly pointed out that I could row a wooden dingy containing two adults, three fishing nets and a whiny sister for 20 miles into a headwind  but they were not interested.... my opinion of rowing as a sport sank very heavily at that point) or brownies.

#10 Isolabella

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

From 3yrs to 12yrs

Ballet to 6yrs
Physical Culture to 6yrs
Swimming until 10yrs
Tennis mum wanted me to play, after a year and not able to hit ball stopped
Squash was easier then tennis. Actually played well and did inter club and state comps both team and individual
Netball from 7yrs
Gymnastics up 5-8yrs
Pianoforte 7yrs
Violin from 12yrs
Sailing one summer at 10yrs. Total disaster

Also Girl Guide
Various Art/craft classes including pottery.

#11 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Netball which I liked, just got distracted elsewhere in life lol

Long distance running - fell into that trying to get out of Japanese. I wasn't meant to win the stupid thing and have to do follow up races

Calisthenics as a little kid. Hated it. The make up, costumes and hair pulling   rant.gif  
As soon as my mum listened I didn't have to go anymore

Now I struggle to run 50m   ph34r.gif

#12 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Jazz ballet - my main one I did from 7 til 17. I did regular class, performance class and exam class.
Keyboard - from about 8 - 14
Tennis - from about 8 - 12

In highschool I played on the volleyball team one year (poorly), debating another year (loved writing and research, hated speaking), and school band / choir for a couple of years.

#13 librablonde

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Competitive swimming, netball, tennis, music lessons (piano, flute, violin). I also took part in many film and TV/ theatre drama/ elocution workshops and courses and camps for teens. I was a great swimmer but sucked at tennis and netball. I also sucked at music theory (I did everything by "ear" instead until the music just became too advanced to fake my way through).

The media/elocution courses gave me the confidence to work in radio as an adult. My mum was a battling single parent when I was doing those courses and somehow managed to scrape the money together for me to do them year after year, all the while spending countless hours driving me all over Melbourne for them. She was (and is) an amazing woman to do that for me.

#14 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

I played hockey in high school. Did ballet and gymnastics when I was small, before my sisters arrived and my parents could no longer afford it. Did horse riding on a horse my dad rescued from the knackers and participated in the school choir and drama club. I also took part in the young scientist expos and received recognition from the CSIR in std 9 (year 11) - not sure they have those in Oz.

#15 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Concert band

All gave way to horses and pony club.  Although I kept the music stuff up through school..

Wish I'd done dancing.  Might have helped my two left feet when I added alcohol to the mix.  

#16 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

Not many for me.  I did tennis, which I enjoyed (met my first boyfriend playing tennis  wink.gif ), and played learnt piano.  We did swimming at times during school holidays.

I did generally keep fit, riding bikes around when younger, and then after a bit of a lazy stage during puberty, started walking and doing 'exercises'.  So no team sports doesn't necessarily equal unfit.

#17 Jembo

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:41 PM


#18 BadCat

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Outside of school activities, I did:

Gymnastics - really bad at it
Netball - was OK at it
Ballet -  was OK at it
Horse riding - was OK at it
Piano - was good at it
Ballroom dancing - was excellent at it

#19 leo the lioness

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

I did calisthenics for a term.  I did Brownies for a year.  I played netball from the age of 8 - 20.  (Made a couple of representative teams when I was 11.)

#20 JRA

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

I learned piano for a couple of years.

But other than that horses were the major time consumer, we did pony club, competed at shows etc, and we had a farm so they were used for real work, as were we.

I also played netball.

I loved them, that is why I did them. I thought that was the reason you did these extra activities

#21 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Speech and drama
Cross country running
Horse riding
Highland dance
Drum kit
Snare drum

My mum had this idea that I should always be doing an instrument, a sport, and something language based, so always at least 3 extracurricular at any time. I went to a private school the whole way through so I guess it was easy enough to organise since they offered so much stuff. Funnily enough, the ones I chose myself were the ones I actually enjoyed. There were a lot I hated.

Edited by HerringToMarmalade, 31 January 2013 - 06:16 PM.

#22 ComradeBob

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Music theory (I adored this and was very good at it)

#23 .Jerry.

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

I did swimming lessons for two years as I was hopeless at school swimming.
I did Girl Guides for about 3 years.
I learned the organ for about 4 years.
I did Ballroom Dancing for about 6 years.

#24 Lickety Split

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

At different times:
2 years of netball
2 years of swimming
5 years of violin
1 year of piano
1 year of softball
1 year of jazz ballet
1 year of gymnastics
7 years of pony club

Horse riding was the only one that turned into a lifelong passion.

#25 vintage.blue

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

Over the years I did


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