Anonymous asked: I'm 18, is it too old? I used to do ballet since I was 5 til I was 11 and then gave up, but I reaallyy regret it and want to come back :(
Four words that you said should give you your answer “I really regret it”.
Live life with no regrets. If you regret giving it up, that definitely should be your queue to get back into.
You’re probably too old to play at the Mcdonald’s playground. Too old to eat paste and get away with it. But you’re never too old to dance.
You don’t want to be 60, sitting at the theatre, watching the ballet star of day, and thinking I wish I knew how to do that.
Call up your ballet studio, ask them about a class good for you, and tell them you’ll be there.
dancinganddemons asked: To the anon who thought they were to old to learn ballet, I gave up ballet when I was 6 and really regretted it later, so I started dancing again at 14 (just over a year ago) and I'm going on pointe next winter! As long as you're prepared to work hard for it you'll make it, good luck! x
Anonymous asked: Ever since I was a Kid all I ever wanted to be was a ballerina but my parents didnt support me on that one and now I'm a 13 years old I think I'm too old to learn ballet, since I heard that most of the peole who dance ballet get their pointes at the age of 12 or 13. please help me I really feel so hopeless.
NO NO NO NO NO
You are never too old to dance and you are never to old to learn ballet.
I started ballet at 15 and got my pointes at 18!
If you really want to learn ballet, these are the things you’re going to need (and these are absolute must haves):
- ability to listen
You need to cling onto every word your dance teacher says, practice the hell out of yourself, never give up and to do all these things you’ll need passion.
Let your parents know that this is something you really want to do. Beg them (this falls into the passion and perseverance bit).
Don’t feel hopeless. Get on google and start googling local dance schools. Match up your timetable to theirs - see what classes are avaliable. Look up the fees and things you’ll need (most dance schools will let you do a couple of trial classes wearing socks and leggings). Call up schools - ask them about their classes, and what they’d recommend for you. Get on youtube; learn of other’s experiences. Show your parents that you are committed and know your stuff. (If the reason they don’t want you to dance is academics - the fact that you do something other than sit in your room and study 24/7 looks great to potential colleges/employers - trust me).
If you are going to do anything; stop feeling hopeless. Dance has no limitations. Anyone can do it.
cherafrique asked: Okay so i started dancing in 9th grade at a performing arts school (im in 12th grade now) after my 10th grade year i left the school so during the summer finishing my 9th grade year i tore my hamstring and im recovering now. I cant afford dance classes and i really love dancing A LOT and i really dont kno wat to do. i feel like i cant do thing on my own without being pushed.. so what should i do,, i cry a lot when i watch dancers on youtube and realize that i use to be able to do those things.
I know how it feels to want to dance so bad, but just not being able to simply because of money.
First things first, you need to get up and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Go over the things you know. What steps and moves and combos did you learn in 9th grade? Go over them. Try them again. Perfect them.
Youtube is like cheapest place to get dance lessons (not the best, but the cheapest). You can learn combos, steps, stretches, strengthening exercises - almost anything on there.
Just because you can afford to attend classes, doesn’t mean you can’t turn up the speakers and storm out a routine.
Usually local communities/youth centres will have free or really cheap classes. Check to see if your college/school has afternoon or morning classes. Even if you go to the local dance school and offer to help out around the place - cleaning the mirrors, wiping down the floors - you can get free classes or at a discounted rate.
You feel like you can’t do anything without being pushed? Well, I’m pushing you.