• TRIPLE PIROUETTE HELP!?

    I have a ballet performance coming up and I have to do a triple pirouette in the dance. I can do it at home almost every time but at the studio I’m never able to do it. I end up falling out of the last one. I have a lot of people coming to see me perform this dance so I would really love some tips on how I could... show more
    I have a ballet performance coming up and I have to do a triple pirouette in the dance. I can do it at home almost every time but at the studio I’m never able to do it. I end up falling out of the last one. I have a lot of people coming to see me perform this dance so I would really love some tips on how I could improve. I have less than 2 weeks before the performance. PLEASE HELP!
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I dance with too much power and it makes my dance looks messy?

    I’ve been dancing modern dance for a pretty long time. I’ve just started learning hip hop and my hip hop dance teacher always told me i put too much power on some movements where there shouldn’t be too much power. And sometimes i cant differenciate which movements need more power and which don’t. Help pleasee my... show more
    I’ve been dancing modern dance for a pretty long time. I’ve just started learning hip hop and my hip hop dance teacher always told me i put too much power on some movements where there shouldn’t be too much power. And sometimes i cant differenciate which movements need more power and which don’t. Help pleasee my dance movements sometimes look messy especially my footwork and it decreased my confidence in dancing.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Some people think only blacks and females like to dance. Is this true?

    Some of the most famous dancers in history have been white males! So why does everybody think white men can't dance or they don't like to dance? How ignorant can these morons be? Haven't they ever heard of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Vaslav... show more
    Some of the most famous dancers in history have been white males! So why does everybody think white men can't dance or they don't like to dance? How ignorant can these morons be? Haven't they ever heard of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Vaslav Nijinsky? Even that macho man Frank Sinatra was an excellent dancer! Don't you people ever watch musicals???
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is swing dancing ceremonial ?

    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Calling all Dancers!!! What style is easier to pick up as a beginner - contemporary or lyrical?

    I’m taking a poll because I’m curious. When you answer, provide reasons!
    I’m taking a poll because I’m curious. When you answer, provide reasons!
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it too late to start ballet for figure skating?

    I've been figure skating for a while now and my coach and my mom think it's a good idea for me to take some ballet over the summer, I'm 13 would that be too late to get some decent skills in ballet??
    I've been figure skating for a while now and my coach and my mom think it's a good idea for me to take some ballet over the summer, I'm 13 would that be too late to get some decent skills in ballet??
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is there any point in starting ballet if I'm not flexible?

    Best answer: Flexibility is the byproduct of ballet training. You don’t need to be flexible to start. In ballet first comes strength and then flexibility. Everyone is born with differing degrees of flexibility. You may also have more naturally flexibility than you think you do if you haven’t ever used it. Recreational ballet... show more
    Best answer: Flexibility is the byproduct of ballet training. You don’t need to be flexible to start. In ballet first comes strength and then flexibility. Everyone is born with differing degrees of flexibility. You may also have more naturally flexibility than you think you do if you haven’t ever used it. Recreational ballet is for anyone of any age, shape or abilities.

    *Regarding regerugged’s answer. Misty Copeland took her first ballet class at age 13.

    Find an age appropriate beginner ballet class and get started. There are beginner classes for both teens and adults (not just younger kids) if you look for them. Look for a ballet focus school and stay away from completion dance schools.
    3 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Does anyone slow dance at all anymore these days?

    My high school dances had a lot of classic rock and also a lot of slow songs, so I did a lot of slow dancing in high school. Coincidentally, in 2009, during my first visit to Fort Myers, Florida, I checked out a cool nightclub called the Ricochet. I went there on a Friday night and they were playing a lot of... show more
    My high school dances had a lot of classic rock and also a lot of slow songs, so I did a lot of slow dancing in high school. Coincidentally, in 2009, during my first visit to Fort Myers, Florida, I checked out a cool nightclub called the Ricochet. I went there on a Friday night and they were playing a lot of classic oldies, and also 2 slow songs in a row every 30 minutes. Then in 2012, I went and checked out Dixie Roadhouse in Cape Coral, and they were pretty much playing the same thing. But in 2013, the club had changed their entire song list and were playing pretty much nonstop country. At the same time, all the other clubs around Southwest Florida unfortunately have like literally not only completely phased out slow songs, but have also started playing a lot of hip hop and such. Even at the regular bars, when there were DJs playing and I was about to request a slow song, a lot of women tell me that they don't slow dance. And only maybe once in a blue moon now does Dixie Roadhouse play a slow song, and when they do, I see a lot of people standing on the sidelines while only maybe about 40 to 60 people or so actually slow dance on the dance floor. Has slow dancing really gone the way of the dinosaurs in this world? Because to me, it literally seems as though nobody especially of the younger generation slow dances anymore.
    2 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Jw i'm transgender & I'd really love to start learning ballet but I don't even know where to to start or if I'll get rejected :c? Any help?

    Best answer: I know someone online who is transgender (male to female) who is taking ballet as an adult, and has gotten really quite good. If she can do it, you can do it as well. Find a dance school near you that offers adult ballet classes, and give them a call to sign up.
    Best answer: I know someone online who is transgender (male to female) who is taking ballet as an adult, and has gotten really quite good. If she can do it, you can do it as well. Find a dance school near you that offers adult ballet classes, and give them a call to sign up.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What's the best waltz to dance to?

    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • I’m a horrible dancer?

    Best answer: Comparing yourself to others is not helpful. Instead compare yourself to you last week, last month, three months ago, six months ago, last year, from when you first started. Are you improving, even if it's not as fast as you want? If you are, then that's great, focus on that. If you are not, and you are... show more
    Best answer: Comparing yourself to others is not helpful. Instead compare yourself to you last week, last month, three months ago, six months ago, last year, from when you first started.

    Are you improving, even if it's not as fast as you want? If you are, then that's great, focus on that. If you are not, and you are practising a lot, then it sounds like you are not practising the right things.

    An example with pirouettes would be continually attempting pirouette, trying to bring all the technical points together, without first practising them separately. So it's no good trying to pop up to relevee en pasee and keep aligned and balanced while turning through a full turn if you can't pop up to relevee en pasee and balance without turning at all yet. You need to start from the most basic point and build on that gradually with control.

    Also figure out which attributes you most want to improve, like maybe strength, balance, musicality, coordination and work on those at home, separately from dancing.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • My dance team leave me out and don't like me.?

    I've been dancing for two years. I'm not very good. Everyone on my dance team leave 4 or 5 of us out because we aren't good enough. My dance teacher excluded us from a competition. I went to another competiton with them a while ago. They kept saying things to us like "do u even know the... show more
    I've been dancing for two years. I'm not very good. Everyone on my dance team leave 4 or 5 of us out because we aren't good enough. My dance teacher excluded us from a competition. I went to another competiton with them a while ago. They kept saying things to us like "do u even know the dance?" And "can you actually get into the dance?" It made me so mad. They hate us. They wouldn't stop giving out to us for little things. They think they're all so good and better than everyone else. I just want to dance. I love it so much. It's the one activity I actually enjoy. They make me want to quit. I feel even more self conscious because of them. I don't feel like I'm good enough. If I quit there is no other good dance company in my town. So if I quit that's it forever. I need advice.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is it possible to lead someone with the right hand instead of left hand?

    I am a male and disabled. My arms are weaker than everyone else. My right arm is much more stronger then my left arm. I recently joined a swing dance club and I really enjoy it. I was told that the lead uses the left hand. Which for me is much more difficult than using my right hand. So is it possible to switch... show more
    I am a male and disabled. My arms are weaker than everyone else. My right arm is much more stronger then my left arm. I recently joined a swing dance club and I really enjoy it. I was told that the lead uses the left hand. Which for me is much more difficult than using my right hand. So is it possible to switch hands, using my right hand to lead instead of my left hand. Thanks
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • So I’m in a dance class at school, the teacher favourites 2 girls and it’s obvious.. it really gets to me.. is it worth swapping class?

    These girls get to do everything, do duets, coregraph dances for school productions, have there own dance at concerts with a small group, front and centre in every dance and always have there own small part and just the way she treats them.. it’s not just me that hates it but it really gets to me.
    These girls get to do everything, do duets, coregraph dances for school productions, have there own dance at concerts with a small group, front and centre in every dance and always have there own small part and just the way she treats them.. it’s not just me that hates it but it really gets to me.
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • Where to learn square dancing?

    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • Do you think the contestants on So You Think You Can Dance are good dancers?

    Best answer: So, try out for SYTYCD. Put your feet where your mouth is.
    Best answer: So, try out for SYTYCD. Put your feet where your mouth is.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is 16 years old too late to start dancing ?

    Best answer: Recreational dance is for anyone of any age, shape or ability. The only thing you are too old for is a professional dance career. But most who start at age 7/8 when real training can begin also never reach the professional ranks. There are so few jobs in dance and many talented well trained dancers ready to take... show more
    Best answer: Recreational dance is for anyone of any age, shape or ability. The only thing you are too old for is a professional dance career. But most who start at age 7/8 when real training can begin also never reach the professional ranks. There are so few jobs in dance and many talented well trained dancers ready to take those jobs. Besides dance careers are over in a flash and then dancers need to find a second career for the remainder which is the bulk of their life.
    There is no reason you can’t do this. Find a teen or adult beginner class and get started. Stay away from competition dance schools. They don’t teach proper form but emphasize tricks instead.
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • I want to be a dancer, but I don't have rhythm? :(?

    Best answer: If you can tap your feet and bob your head to the music, then you have rythym. What you lack is dance technique. You get that from taking dance classes with a qualified dance teacher. You wouldn’t expect being able to play an instrument without training. The same is true with dance. In this case your body is the... show more
    Best answer: If you can tap your feet and bob your head to the music, then you have rythym. What you lack is dance technique. You get that from taking dance classes with a qualified dance teacher. You wouldn’t expect being able to play an instrument without training. The same is true with dance. In this case your body is the instrument. You need to build the muscle and technique to have control over it. It doesn’t happen over night either. It takes time and work. Nobody us born with dance technique including those that are “naturals.” Naturals tend to be able to fake some of it and fool some uneducated people but lack real technique.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is 3 months enough to become a good dancer?

    I'm currently not a good dancer, but if I practice for 3 months, then could I become great?
    I'm currently not a good dancer, but if I practice for 3 months, then could I become great?
    6 answers · 2 months ago