• Is 17 too old to become a pro ballerina?

    I started a year ago and now i'm going everyday for 4 hours (except sundays I do contortion training for 2 hours) i'm now in classes with people who started at 3 and I get private lessons 5 times a week. and i'm on pointe.i know people my age start going to ballet schools but i'm so passionate and I... show more
    I started a year ago and now i'm going everyday for 4 hours (except sundays I do contortion training for 2 hours) i'm now in classes with people who started at 3 and I get private lessons 5 times a week. and i'm on pointe.i know people my age start going to ballet schools but i'm so passionate and I work hard. is this worth it? do you think i'm being realistic?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is an associate degree in ballet?

    Best answer: Not really. It would only be helpful if you were going to be a dance teacher assistant or open your own dance school.
    Best answer: Not really. It would only be helpful if you were going to be a dance teacher assistant or open your own dance school.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Back pain? dancer?

    i have lower back pain on my left side of my back...close to my backbone. i’ve had problems with my back for about 4 years now... i injured it somehow in tumbling class i’m not sure how. i stopped tumbling since then and started ballet. my back sort of healed after i quit tumbling but it still does hurt sometimes.... show more
    i have lower back pain on my left side of my back...close to my backbone. i’ve had problems with my back for about 4 years now... i injured it somehow in tumbling class i’m not sure how. i stopped tumbling since then and started ballet. my back sort of healed after i quit tumbling but it still does hurt sometimes. when i do a back cambre in ballet there’s some discomfort. also i recently started tumbling again and everytime i come up from a backbend it hurts. i’ve never got this checked out...any ideas what this could be and ways to help heal it?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Lonely at boarding school?

    Best answer: It's not exactly loneliness you are feeling. It's homesickness and there can't be many people around who've been away from home who haven't suffered from it. The cure is time and how much time it takes, varies from person to person. It's a good sign that you are otherwise enjoying being... show more
    Best answer: It's not exactly loneliness you are feeling. It's homesickness and there can't be many people around who've been away from home who haven't suffered from it. The cure is time and how much time it takes, varies from person to person. It's a good sign that you are otherwise enjoying being there.
    If you need to stick your head under your pillow and have a cry, do so. It's 100% normal, and you'll probably feel a bit better for a while afterwards. If it's really bad go and see the staff who look after your pastoral care and just say that you are suffering. It's nothing to be embarrassed about and they will have seen the same thing hundreds of times before and will help you through it. I hope you're allowed to contact home as often as you like. At least that's easier now with mobile phones and social media. Years ago boarding school was like jail with twenty or 30 of us queuing for one phone to spend 5 minutes max talking to our parents. You'll start to feel better soon.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do I freak out when I dance?

    Best answer: What do you mean by "freak out"? Is it just nerves, do you noticeably shake, do you really sweat, what happens? Try to "get in the zone" when you dance, where you forget you are being watched, all that matters is you and the music. Talk to your teacher about it, especially since she noticed.... show more
    Best answer: What do you mean by "freak out"? Is it just nerves, do you noticeably shake, do you really sweat, what happens? Try to "get in the zone" when you dance, where you forget you are being watched, all that matters is you and the music. Talk to your teacher about it, especially since she noticed. Maybe that would settle some of your nerves.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is undulate used correctly?

    The dancer's body undulated smoothly and gracefully to the somber tone of the song
    The dancer's body undulated smoothly and gracefully to the somber tone of the song
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • How do I learn how to dance?

    Best answer: Why would you think the instructor will think you're dumb? Having that type of mentality will get you nowhere. You haven't even started and you're putting yourself down. Have you heard of Misty Copeland? She started from the bottom (beginning ballet classes) and look where she's at now. We all... show more
    Best answer: Why would you think the instructor will think you're dumb?

    Having that type of mentality will get you nowhere. You haven't even started and you're putting yourself down.

    Have you heard of Misty Copeland? She started from the bottom (beginning ballet classes) and look where she's at now.

    We all have to start somewhere.

    Watch YouTube videos as people have said.

    Maestero Greenwood is excellent, Align Ballet Method is good too. As well as Kathryn Morgan.
    9 answers · 2 months ago
  • I'm a fourteen year old girl, is it too late to start taking dance classes .?

    Best answer: Recreational dance is for anyone of any age shape and abilities. Starting at 14 in a teen beginner class and you should do just fine. If you were born with the right gifts for dance (body, facility and musicality) you can easily surpass others who were not born with those gifts who started as very young children.... show more
    Best answer: Recreational dance is for anyone of any age shape and abilities. Starting at 14 in a teen beginner class and you should do just fine. If you were born with the right gifts for dance (body, facility and musicality) you can easily surpass others who were not born with those gifts who started as very young children. The only thing you are too old for is a career as a professional ballet dancer. With the right gifts and the right full time professional level training you could even go as far as a career as a dancer. Just not a professional ballet dancer. It is harder starting at age 14 but not impossible IF you are born gifted and IF you get the right training. But for fun, 14 is a great age to start recreational dance.

    If you want to be your very best, start with a teen beginner ballet class. Even if ballet doesn’t interest you as much as other dance genre. That is where you get all your dance technique from. See if you can take 2/3 classes a week. Don’t add other genre for at least a year or two so you won’t create muscle confusion.

    There is no reason you can’t do this.
    13 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is it too late for me to start learning how to dance?

    I'm 18 years old and I'm beginning to gain an interest in dance, but I'm scared that I'm too old to really start learning or that I won't be able to find any classes or lessons or anything for an 18-year-old beginner. I'm mostly interested in hiphop (like Sean Lew, Kaycee Rice, Julian... show more
    I'm 18 years old and I'm beginning to gain an interest in dance, but I'm scared that I'm too old to really start learning or that I won't be able to find any classes or lessons or anything for an 18-year-old beginner. I'm mostly interested in hiphop (like Sean Lew, Kaycee Rice, Julian Deguzman, etc.) I did tap for a short period of time when I was 7, but my mom pulled me out because I would get too nervous for recitals because of my shyness and stage fright & I'm scared I will still be like that. If it's not too late for me, what tips would you have for someone starting out who is my age? Should I learn on my own, take classes, do private lessons..? And should I learn other styles as well (like ballet or anything to practice flexibility and technique and things like that)? And any tips on dealing with anxiety and shyness and becoming more confident (bc I'm honestly nervous about having to dance in front of anyone else)? Thank you :)
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • How can I get better at ballet?

    I can't do pirouettes no matter how hard I try and when I try to do glissades they just look like an awkward, clumsy jump. Is it just a case of more practice or do you have to be a natural?
    I can't do pirouettes no matter how hard I try and when I try to do glissades they just look like an awkward, clumsy jump. Is it just a case of more practice or do you have to be a natural?
    10 answers · 3 months ago
  • I just got accepted into a ballet company but it’s too expensive...?

    I auditioned for company at my local school, and the girls are insanely talented so i didn’t expect to get accepted, but i did. The tuition per month is a bit expensive for me, but this is something i really want. I was thinking of asking the studio owner if i could help out at the front desk, with little kid’s... show more
    I auditioned for company at my local school, and the girls are insanely talented so i didn’t expect to get accepted, but i did. The tuition per month is a bit expensive for me, but this is something i really want. I was thinking of asking the studio owner if i could help out at the front desk, with little kid’s classes, or with anything they may need to help bring the price down a little? Would this be strange to do, or is it something that i should try? I wasn’t sure if this would be weird or not.
    7 answers · 3 months ago
  • How many years does it take before you can do multiple fouettes and pirouettes and dance on pointe in ballet?

    And how many classes would you have to take each week?
    And how many classes would you have to take each week?
    6 answers · 3 months ago
  • Are the steps in ballet hard to learn?

    I suppose it depends on the person but ballet doesn't seem to come naturally to me. For example, I tried doing a glissade and it just looked like an awkward clumsy jump. Can I get better or is ballet just not for me?
    I suppose it depends on the person but ballet doesn't seem to come naturally to me. For example, I tried doing a glissade and it just looked like an awkward clumsy jump. Can I get better or is ballet just not for me?
    7 answers · 3 months ago