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.