• 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.
    6 answers · 7 days 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??
    5 answers · 4 days 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 · 3 weeks ago
  • What's the best waltz to dance to?

    8 answers · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks 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.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Where to learn square dancing?

    8 answers · 1 month 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 · 1 month 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 · 1 month 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 · 1 month 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 · 1 month ago
  • Are you a dancer and do you do your own taxes?

    Best answer: No, I don’t do either.
    Best answer: No, I don’t do either.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • What ballet companies are the most open to different body types?

    Ex. Not being bone thin, shorter legs, bigger heads, less archy feet
    Ex. Not being bone thin, shorter legs, bigger heads, less archy feet
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • How many hours should i dance?

    Best answer: If you want to reach your personal best, you take several ballet classes a week and hold off on contemporary or other dance. Ballet is where all your dance technique comes from. The only thing that makes a dance contemporary is the choreography as contemporary has no technique of its own. It uses ballet technique... show more
    Best answer: If you want to reach your personal best, you take several ballet classes a week and hold off on contemporary or other dance. Ballet is where all your dance technique comes from. The only thing that makes a dance contemporary is the choreography as contemporary has no technique of its own. It uses ballet technique along with modern dance techniques and the choreographers own dance vocabulary. The last thing you want to do as a beginner is to create muscle confusion when you are trying to build technique and muscle. That is why you concentrate exclusively on ballet.
    As a recreational dancer taking three standard 90 minute ballet classes a week is a good place to start. That being said that might not be available as there is often only one adult beginner ballet class in many recreational school. That class is often only 60 minute too. While a 60 minute class isn’t bad for a rank beginner you do need to up the amount of classes you take. Perhaps take some beginner ballet classes with younger students or better yet look to attend a ballet focus school where more ballet classes are available. Keep in mind that the better recreational dance schools won’t even allow contemporary, jazz or modern dance classes for students who have not had prior ballet training. A school that allows you to start with contemporary dance as a beginner is not going to be a school that will give you the best instruction.
    If you truly want to reach your personal best you will heed my advice. Whether or not you get “good” will depend on your own natural born gifts along with the quality and amount of classes you take. Most important is your natural gifts and the quality of your training. If either is sub par than training 20-30 hours a week like professional dancers in training do won’t turn you into a good dancer. Nothing should stop you from reaching your personal best if you approach this properly. While 3 ballet technique classes a week is a good place to start, you will eventually need to up that amount. It will take time to build enough stamina to be able to do this.
    3 answers · 2 months ago