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    Should I take ballet?

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    Injuries to your feet happen only  when there is bad training. When dancers are rushed into pointe shoes before they are ready and/or the pointe shoes are ill fitted. As pointe work is not  for beginners and years down the road if you decide to pursue it ( you don’t have to) I see no reason why you can’t start in an 

    age appropriate beginner ballet class. 

    Below is a photo of the great Sylvie Guillem’s feet.  Not damaged but articulated and strong! 

    Edit: Your height has little to do with having the right body for ballet. Professional female ballet dancers are all heights but the majority fall between 5’ 2” and 5’ 8” tall. As almost all of ballet comes from your turnout, it helps if you were born with shallow hip sockets which will give you fuller natural turnout. Long stretchy Achilles’ tendons is a plus too.

    4 Answers3 weeks ago
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    How can I learn to dance retro?

    Like jive, 70s go-go dance, grease style, flapper etc..

    4 Answers4 weeks ago
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    How do ballet dancers stay so thin?

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    Professional dancers probably eat more than the average person. But yes, they burn so many calories it keeps them thin. 

    There is also what's known as the "ballet body". Ballet works particular muscles in particular ways that tend not to "bulk you up" and give a very lean, toned appearance. So if this is a person's main source of exercise, even if they aren't dancing professionally, they might be more likely to look thin in comparison to a soccer player or something. 

    There is also the unfortunate fact that ballet prefers naturally thin bodies. Girls who are naturally thin, have naturally broad shoulders, naturally toned, naturally flat-chested, naturally flexible bodies are preferred in dance. They receive a lot more encouragement from teachers at a young age because they are naturally built for ballet. They are often said to have more "potential". So it's also probably true that lots of ballet dancers just happen to be naturally thin people. 

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    How do ballet dancers stay fresh throughout hours of classes?

    This is probably a weird question but I’ve always wondered how ballet dancers can dance for hours every single day and not smell awful or feel self conscious while they’re dancing so closely to or with another dancer. How do they stay fresh and not smell bad throughout the day after all that hard work? 

    8 Answers3 months ago
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    Should Trump found the Vladimir Putin School of 🩰 Ballet and Dance 💃? As a patron of the 🎭 arts should Trump fund it?

    There is obviously a need for a world class academic program in dance to teach beautiful ballerinas?

    Where should he build it? Which college should he build it at?

    There needs to be a place to train beautiful dancers 👯‍♀️? Hopefully at a republican run school?

    7 Answers3 months ago
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    Dance teachers/professionals ?

    Do you believe BALLET dancers should train in other genres other than ballet? I mean as a way to compliment their ballet technique/training and make them 'more hireable'

    4 Answers4 months ago
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    Can a girl become a great professional ballet dancer starting at the age of 18?

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    nothing is impossible but you'd be starting at an age where there's already professional ballet dancers.

    7 Answers4 months ago
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    Were you taught what to do when pulled over?

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    I don't think my parents taught me.  I was told by somebody somewhere along the way not to reach for anything (license, reg) until specifically asked for it. And I think it's common sense not to argue.  I was pulled over one time in the middle of the night, and had to wait about 15 minutes while the police officer waited for back up.  I had no idea what was going on, and was completely freaked out.  

    Actually come to think of it, I do think my mom told me to drive to the police station instead of pulling over, but I've never done that.

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    Difference between dance teacher, dance instructor, and dance choreographer?

    So... I taught at a summer intensive one summer, it was paid. I taught the students a part of a hip hop choreography each week.

    Well?

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    Have you ever tried dancing/watching an ethnic dance? How was your experience? What did youfeel adter watching it?

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    Was part of a Lithuanian Dance Troupe, and performed on stage and TV for a number of years -- hard work, learning the steps and variations we used on the various dances. 

    It was a lot of fun when we finally got the whole working. 

    Our group took part in a huge ethnic festival -- there were some 100 different groups, all performing the same dance at the same time, with 10 or so regional variations, but the dances even had the various groups mix as well, and it was great to see how we could fit in with the large professional groups as well as other amateur groups like ours.

    Also did Scottish folk dancing, but that was as an individual -- once one got the basic patterns straight, it was great.

    Overall, folk dancing is great to do or watch -- but you do need to understand the patterns as well as the footwork to appreciate them.

    Note: In the movie "Sound of Music", the captain and Maria were doing an Austrian folk dance. It's amazing how many people manage to learn the traditional steps and patterns -- try it some time.

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    algebra 2 ?

    actor the quadratic expression completely.

    2x^2+7x+3=_______

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    How could I get the opportunity to see Swan Lake? 🦢 ?

    Unfortunately it is in Russia which is many miles away,  

    I have always wanted to see ballerinas like the toy one on my music box in real life.

    How could I get the opportunity to see swan lake?

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    Remember when we went to raves?

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    They were really something looking back. I remember sometimes having less than an hour's notice to get to the venue and setup the decks/ lighting.

    The outdoor ones were my favourite back when Aceeeed was a thing. lol

    9 Answers8 months ago
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