Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesDancing · 8 months ago

Am I too old to start dancing?

In my childhood I loved to dance, I attended different classes such as street dance, cheerleading, jazz, tap and ballet. I loved every bit of it, the costumes, the routines and the competitions. But I got sick and everything came to a halt, I spent years in and out of hospital. I lost my teenage years to this illness but now I’m 21 and in perfect health again thankfully. But I’d love to take up on dancing again but it would be like starting from scratch, am I too old for that now?

10 Answers

  • Larry
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    Only when I'm dancing can can I feel this free. I lock my door at night so no one else can see.  I'm tired of dancing here all by myself. Tonight I want to dance with someone else. Won't you come and dance with me.      Madonna.................

  • 5 months ago

    21 is SO YOUNG. You are in the age bracket where you can be anything you want to be. You have nothing but youth and time on your hands. I recommend doing something because you love it and not focus on age. If you wanted to take dance lessons at 103 go for it! Unless your doctor says otherwise!

  • 6 months ago

    you can never be too old to dance! try and find a studio near you that seems like it would suit you. my studio has adult classes in all styles!

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Look at Kathryn Morgan, she was a professional ballet dancer, an incredible one at that, and she had to stop due to illness and look at her now, she started again! Anything is possible if you just put your mind to it, good luck :)

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  • 7 months ago

    I’m 21 and I’m just graduated and now a full time instructor.. I teach adults who are 60 how to dance! So your never to old to start to dance you do you and go rock that studio!! 😁 Happy Dancing!! 🩰

  • 8 months ago

    Even if your aspirations were to be a dancer fulltime but poor health prevented that doesn't mean you've lost that opportunity. 21 is still extremely young and you've also got lots of experience within many different dance categories which will set you in good stead once you've overcome your nervousness re being too old, please. I wish you the very best whatever you decide so long as it's to give your dream a 2nd chance. No pressure.   

  • 8 months ago

    I started dance (not included 2 months at 5), at 31 and I danced for 11 years. You would be fine starting over, like Mint said, find beginner level classes and go have fun. If there are no "adult" beginner classes, ask if you can join the oldest teen class, I danced with kids as young as 8 or 10 in some classes, no one cared we were all there to learn.

  • 8 months ago

    Find an adult beginner ballet class and get restarted. You will need to start from scratch to rebuild both technique and lost muscle. 

  • 8 months ago

    No! You’re never too old to start up

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Of course you aren't too old.

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