• Have you ever watched ballet?

    Best answer: Yes, I love ballet. Theophile Gautier is my favorite author, he wrote the libretto for Giselle with Carlotta Grisi in mind, and his Omphale story was made into Pavillon d'Armide. Tchaikovsky's ballets are my favorite, Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker.
    Best answer: Yes, I love ballet. Theophile Gautier is my favorite author, he wrote the libretto for Giselle with Carlotta Grisi in mind, and his Omphale story was made into Pavillon d'Armide. Tchaikovsky's ballets are my favorite, Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it too late if i start modern ballet when im almost 19 ?

    Best answer: I believe you may mean modern dance. In terms of ballet there is classical, romantic and neoclassical ballet. Modern (or even Contemporary dance) and ballet are not the same thing. Recreational dance is for anyone of any age. I recommend you look for a codified modern dance training such as Martha Graham, Limon or... show more
    Best answer: I believe you may mean modern dance. In terms of ballet there is classical, romantic and neoclassical ballet. Modern (or even Contemporary dance) and ballet are not the same thing. Recreational dance is for anyone of any age. I recommend you look for a codified modern dance training such as Martha Graham, Limon or Horton. They will give you better training than just a generic class labled “Modern.” I would be leery of any school that has a class called “modern ballet” as that is a made up genre.
    If you meant ballet there is no reason you can’t find an adult beginner ballet class. The only thing you are too old for is a dance career. There is no reason you can’t do this and get to your personal best.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • I miss dance?

    I miss being a dancer, I used to do freestyle but gave it up, wish I didn’t because I wouldn’t be as unfit or chubby as I am now and definitely have more confidence, problem is now I’m 19, I’m a lot more insecure about my body and face and feel ugly, feel like I would be judged by other dancers, I know you are... show more
    I miss being a dancer, I used to do freestyle but gave it up, wish I didn’t because I wouldn’t be as unfit or chubby as I am now and definitely have more confidence, problem is now I’m 19, I’m a lot more insecure about my body and face and feel ugly, feel like I would be judged by other dancers, I know you are judged more on your dancing but looks are so important especially in competitions, make up, hair, outfits, it’s also expensive and I don’t have any money for it at the moment, what can I do?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Sab audition results?

    I just finished my sab audition for their summer intensive in the 16-18 y/o age group, and since I pre-registered, my results are due to come in around a week. I actually feel pretty good about how I did (considering some random circumstances that I thought were going to hold me back a ton), but I did make some... show more
    I just finished my sab audition for their summer intensive in the 16-18 y/o age group, and since I pre-registered, my results are due to come in around a week. I actually feel pretty good about how I did (considering some random circumstances that I thought were going to hold me back a ton), but I did make some mistakes in some of the combinations. After my mistakes, I would recover and try to smile through it, and I made up for it by correcting myself when I did the left side. do the teachers keep that in mind when they think of your results? How detrimental are mistakes to your audition results, and how do they affect them? Also, are audition classes for older age groups typically entirely on pointe? I ve been to several other ones (like sfb, mcb, etc.) and they were more half and half. This was the first where it was only pointe.
    3 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Affordable dance classes for adults (18years old) in NJ ?

    Near Clifton , Paterson or Passaic . I can’t find anything or everything is too expensive
    Near Clifton , Paterson or Passaic . I can’t find anything or everything is too expensive
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a 15 year old become flexible and learn to dance? ( Female?

    I’m 15, and have been fairly depressed for a few years, i’ve always called my self talentless etc because i am. And i’m sick of it! ITS 2019! ITs time for me to stop being so lazy and depressing and try fix my life whilst i can! i leave school in 2020.. so not much time is left. I’m not flexible at all. I cant even... show more
    I’m 15, and have been fairly depressed for a few years, i’ve always called my self talentless etc because i am. And i’m sick of it! ITS 2019! ITs time for me to stop being so lazy and depressing and try fix my life whilst i can! i leave school in 2020.. so not much time is left. I’m not flexible at all. I cant even touch my toes?! Is it possible for me to be able to learn how to do the splits if so how old would that take ..
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do you form a tap dance troupe?

    Best answer: you could try advertising it
    Best answer: you could try advertising it
    3 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Sab audition details?

    Best answer: Unless things have recently changed, it will be en pointe. They look for body, facility and musicality. If you were born in that small group that has all the right gifts for ballet along with good solid training you should be fine. You don’t necessarily have to have prior Balanchine training as long as your... show more
    Best answer: Unless things have recently changed, it will be en pointe. They look for body, facility and musicality. If you were born in that small group that has all the right gifts for ballet along with good solid training you should be fine. You don’t necessarily have to have prior Balanchine training as long as your training has been good.

    Edit: If you did SFB SI last year you should have a decent shot at SAB. If you didn’t make it into SFB SI program, it is not all that likely that you will be successful at the SAB audition. In any event, have fun and let your joy of dance shine through.
    2 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I tell my parents I want to start pole dancing?

    Best answer: Most people don’t know what real pole dancing is and think it is only in strip clubs. I know what you are talking about and it is far from being sexual. Just like most people think Mormon’s don’t dance and we all know that isn’t true either. I suggest you share a video of competition pole dancers and see what... show more
    Best answer: Most people don’t know what real pole dancing is and think it is only in strip clubs. I know what you are talking about and it is far from being sexual. Just like most people think Mormon’s don’t dance and we all know that isn’t true either. I suggest you share a video of competition pole dancers and see what your parents think about it. Based on how they react you can take it from there. Good luck.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Things to say during a slow dance?

    Slow dances can be awkward if you have nothing to say. Any pointers?
    Slow dances can be awkward if you have nothing to say. Any pointers?
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to practice dancing at home?

    How to practice dancing at home for a hobby? I can do fortnite dances and teach me how to dougie and the Carlton dance and the Michael Jackson moon walk and whip nae nae . I want to get better at dancing for fun.
    How to practice dancing at home for a hobby? I can do fortnite dances and teach me how to dougie and the Carlton dance and the Michael Jackson moon walk and whip nae nae . I want to get better at dancing for fun.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What do I do now?

    I love dancing I can t afford dance lessons I am self taught My mother yells at me when I dance because apparently it sounds like I m "about to fall through the ceiling" I can t dance downstairs because there s not enough space and i can t concentrate with people around What do I do now?
    I love dancing I can t afford dance lessons I am self taught My mother yells at me when I dance because apparently it sounds like I m "about to fall through the ceiling" I can t dance downstairs because there s not enough space and i can t concentrate with people around What do I do now?
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is this studio a good place for me to start and hopefully become a professional dancer in the future?

    Best answer: In one way you are an adult, but in another way you are acting as a child, so which is it? You profess ignorance and trouble calling up this dance studio to get the information you need. Why is that? You sound like a child that doesn't know how to use a telephone. But then you want to be a big girl, and be... show more
    Best answer: In one way you are an adult, but in another way you are acting as a child, so which is it? You profess ignorance and trouble calling up this dance studio to get the information you need. Why is that? You sound like a child that doesn't know how to use a telephone. But then you want to be a big girl, and be a ballerina and dance on TV, tours, and videos, etc. You have all of these dreams, but they all seem to be impossible to surmount. Pick a profession you know you will be able to succeed in. You might even be able to find some type of job in the entertainment industry. Choose a college which offers classes in these subjects, connected with the entertainment industry. And you need to do the checking around all by yourself. The more you know, the farther you will go!
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What is a good solo song to dance to?

    I am more of a contemporary/alternative kind of dancer. Lyrical is fine and some jazz is too but I prefer something that has different dynamics such as soft to hard, or smooth beats to harsh beats. Please no hiphop because I am bad at it. I also don't want anything that's main stream like Ed Sheeran.... show more
    I am more of a contemporary/alternative kind of dancer. Lyrical is fine and some jazz is too but I prefer something that has different dynamics such as soft to hard, or smooth beats to harsh beats. Please no hiphop because I am bad at it. I also don't want anything that's main stream like Ed Sheeran. Don't get me wrong his music is great but I want something different. Also please don't spam me with too many songs because it is super overwhelming lol I hope I don't sound picky.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • When Japan goes underwater due to climate change should we just let them die when they beg other countries to accept them as refugees?

    I mean since they are so racist, homogenous, and anti-immigrant maybe they deserve a taste of their own medicine.
    I mean since they are so racist, homogenous, and anti-immigrant maybe they deserve a taste of their own medicine.
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • Can someone judge my ballet positions??

    Hey y’all ive attached some pics of me im 16 and ive just started lol ik im too old but oh well
    Hey y’all ive attached some pics of me im 16 and ive just started lol ik im too old but oh well
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What age should girls start dancing?

    Best answer: The truth is real training doesn’t start until age 7/8 when both mind and body are mature enough. That being said age 5 is a way to start in pre-ballet classes to get them used to the idea of taking a dance class. Real ballet training doesn’t start until age 7/8 when dancers can start to engage and hold their... show more
    Best answer: The truth is real training doesn’t start until age 7/8 when both mind and body are mature enough. That being said age 5 is a way to start in pre-ballet classes to get them used to the idea of taking a dance class. Real ballet training doesn’t start until age 7/8 when dancers can start to engage and hold their turnout properly.
    You should start with ballet as that is the basses of all the other forms with the exception of tap. The rest comes when they are older and ballet will give them the technique for modern, contemporary and jazz.
    You child might show interest at a younger age, and the dance classes for ages 3/4 are just play at dance classes. I only recommend that if your child pressures you to take classes then.

    When looking for proper and safe training, look for a good school that is ballet focus. Those are the ones that tend to offer better facilities and teaching which is essential for your child’s best development as a dancer and for her safety. Make sure you find a good school that isn’t competition dance. Look for sprung or floating flooring and teachers who have trained and danced professionally. Recreational schools with teachers who have only trained at that specific school tend to teach the mistakes and poor technique that were handed down to them. I’m not saying that is the case with all recreational schools. Many have well trained retired dancers teaching in them.
    If your daughter eventually becomes more serious about dance and if she was born with all the right gifts of body, facility and musicality that can be addressed with better training between the ages of 10-13.
    6 answers · 1 month ago