As a mother of two girls, I would suggest if it is possible let her try both. This way, you will know which one she likes better. Most places will allow you to do a free trial class. So, allow her to take a free class in both and see which one she likes best. My oldest liked dance in the beginning. However, after he first dance recital.. she was excited about her performance but did not want to continue. However, they both love gymnastics and cheerleading. Although, gymnastics and cheerleading is expensive, it is such a joy to watch them. I hope this helps!