• How can I start to dance at 14?

    I have zero experience with dancing but I know it’s possible to start dancing at 14. I just don’t know how? I have a friend who does dancing but she’s been doing it since she was a little girl so I don’t want to just join her because I’ll be rubbish compared to the rest of her group? I also think private lessons or... show more
    I have zero experience with dancing but I know it’s possible to start dancing at 14. I just don’t know how? I have a friend who does dancing but she’s been doing it since she was a little girl so I don’t want to just join her because I’ll be rubbish compared to the rest of her group? I also think private lessons or something would be quite expensive :/ I’m not sure what to do, I don’t want to make a fool out of myself by joining my friends group.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are dance recitals fun or boring to watch?

    My 10 year old niece has a dance recital on Saturday. So do you find dance recitals fun or boring?
    My 10 year old niece has a dance recital on Saturday. So do you find dance recitals fun or boring?
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • How hard is it to open a dance studio?

    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do you learn dance moves quickly?

    It takes me so long to master moves while I'm dancing so do you have any tips?
    It takes me so long to master moves while I'm dancing so do you have any tips?
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • What do I do with an instructor who annoys me?

    okay so i have this dance instructor who doesnt move on to the next set of moves unless all of us in the class perfects the choreography with ZERO mistakes, or else she’ll let us do it all over again from the top. At first I didn’t really have a problem with it, but just last week she didn’t even let us have our... show more
    okay so i have this dance instructor who doesnt move on to the next set of moves unless all of us in the class perfects the choreography with ZERO mistakes, or else she’ll let us do it all over again from the top. At first I didn’t really have a problem with it, but just last week she didn’t even let us have our water break for 2 HOURS because we couldn’t do this one step in the choreo. The thing is, our class isn’t elite or the expert class, it’s more of like for beginners, and she’s over there making us do her choreography for expert street dancers, when our class’ genre is jazz. That’s not all, about a couple months ago, I couldn’t make it to ONE meeting of class because I was sick. So when I came back, I approached her to ask about my blocking, but guess what, SHE IGNORED ME. Then when it was time to perform it in front of her, you know just to check our progress, she called me out because apparently “i didn’t know where to go” And now, I have to practice our choreography on a sunday because the instructor told us that we will be having a practical test the next time we meet, but I’m having problems because of other exams that I will be taking, so I can’t really practice. I’m just worried that I might get called out again the next meeting.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Low back leotard&big boobs??

    Hi I’ve got a ballet exam coming up and I have to wear a certain leotard with a low back which would show a bra, since I’m a 28gg going braless isnt possible even thought it has a built in “bra”. Anyone know anyway I could get around wearing a bra or something I could do to stop the wiggling chest!!?? :)
    Hi I’ve got a ballet exam coming up and I have to wear a certain leotard with a low back which would show a bra, since I’m a 28gg going braless isnt possible even thought it has a built in “bra”. Anyone know anyway I could get around wearing a bra or something I could do to stop the wiggling chest!!?? :)
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • What to do about starting pointe too early?

    Best answer: It is hard to tell anyone they have a really bad teacher that would allow this. Poor training is bad enough but ending up with serious injuries is another thing. Perhaps look for articles which discuss things about pointe work that will help her understand that she is not ready and the danger she has put herself... show more
    Best answer: It is hard to tell anyone they have a really bad teacher that would allow this. Poor training is bad enough but ending up with serious injuries is another thing. Perhaps look for articles which discuss things about pointe work that will help her understand that she is not ready and the danger she has put herself in.

    Ultimately you do have to let her know because I’m sure you don’t want her hurting herself. Better she thinks you are a snobby know-it-all than for her to suffer permanent injuries. It is just too easy to snap an ankle. You know she hasn’t built the muscles yet to properly engage and hold her turnout. You know she doesn’t have strong enough technique. You also know that pointe work while not comfortable shouldn’t hurt. A good friend will speak up but do it tactfully.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Am I to old to start ballet again?

    I am 15 years old and I will be 16 in May. I used to to ballet when I was 4 up until I was 10. I stopped doing it because I used to look up to my older sister a lot and she started teokwondo but it was on the same day as ballet. Now looking back on it I really wished I hadn t stoped and I would like to start up... show more
    I am 15 years old and I will be 16 in May. I used to to ballet when I was 4 up until I was 10. I stopped doing it because I used to look up to my older sister a lot and she started teokwondo but it was on the same day as ballet. Now looking back on it I really wished I hadn t stoped and I would like to start up again with the same dance theatre which say they accommodateall abilities and ages. But i don t kniw if i will still be too old and another problem is my mum she says she doesn t think it would suit me but I should look for another activity like yoga. I would much prefer ballet and not sure what to do. I only want to do it as a hobby and I don t want to make a career out of it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How good can I get doing recreational ballet if I'm in my 20s?

    Now I know I'll never be as good as professionals, but I at least want to do some of the stuff they can do. Is that possible? Thanks!
    Now I know I'll never be as good as professionals, but I at least want to do some of the stuff they can do. Is that possible? Thanks!
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I'm EXTREMELY and I mean EXTREMELY bad at dancing. I'm an adult. Should I take dancing classes anyway?

    Or just assume I will fail at that and do something else, unrelated to dancing? Because I think of all the people that want to sing and are naturally untallented and I'm afraid I might be the same about dancing. I'm planning to take rock n roll dancing classes btw, it's one of the few dancing styles I... show more
    Or just assume I will fail at that and do something else, unrelated to dancing? Because I think of all the people that want to sing and are naturally untallented and I'm afraid I might be the same about dancing. I'm planning to take rock n roll dancing classes btw, it's one of the few dancing styles I like watching and I kind of wish I was able to do it.
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How many hours a day should I spend on learning a dance?

    So i'm learning this dance called Boy Meets Evil and it a complex kind of dance and I've just began dancing. So how many hours should I spend on learning this dance so I wont get to worn out and achy the next day?
    So i'm learning this dance called Boy Meets Evil and it a complex kind of dance and I've just began dancing. So how many hours should I spend on learning this dance so I wont get to worn out and achy the next day?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can I still do ballet professionally?

    Best answer: If you are female, then as others said, the reality of professional ballet is that you need to have started much younger than you are now. However, if you want to do this out of personal interest, go for it! If you start now, by the time you're in your 20's, you'll be getting quite good. Have fun, do... show more
    Best answer: If you are female, then as others said, the reality of professional ballet is that you need to have started much younger than you are now. However, if you want to do this out of personal interest, go for it! If you start now, by the time you're in your 20's, you'll be getting quite good. Have fun, do this for recreation, and enjoy!

    If, however, you are male, then it may be possible for you to still become a professional ballet dancer, even starting at your age. Yes, you're "too old", but there have been quite a few pro male ballet dancers who started at age 16-18. The skills needed are different than those of women, so if you're male, and only if you are male, then this might be a possibility. But know that it's a long shot - there is absolutely no guarantee on this for you. So if you do it, do it because you love it, not because you think you'll be a pro.

    Another option is to study a form of dance, such as ballroom, where if you start now, you really can become a professional, even starting at your age. Your flexibility would benefit you in ballroom. Might be an idea.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What's the easiest way to learn how to do the splits?

    I want to learn how to do the splits and I've been practicing for a long time but I still can't do it. Any tips?
    I want to learn how to do the splits and I've been practicing for a long time but I still can't do it. Any tips?
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • As a brand new beginner to dance, which adult class would be better for me to take: Ballet or Tap?

    If it helps, I'm 23, and I turn 24 this June...
    If it helps, I'm 23, and I turn 24 this June...
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do I become a better dancer?

    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Question about Attitude leg placement?

    I have a question regarding the placement of the leg in attitude derriere. A few months ago I did an audition where the choreography involved a single attitude turn and when I asked for feedback, I was told that the attitude was “a bit unlined”. What exactly does that mean?
    I have a question regarding the placement of the leg in attitude derriere. A few months ago I did an audition where the choreography involved a single attitude turn and when I asked for feedback, I was told that the attitude was “a bit unlined”. What exactly does that mean?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I start dancing again?

    I'm currently a junior in high school. I quit dancing after my sophomore year - I was at a bad time in my life and running to dance after theatre rehearsals and other activities was a major source of stress. However, throughout 2017, I've realized that I really miss dance. A lot. I don't have as busy of... show more
    I'm currently a junior in high school. I quit dancing after my sophomore year - I was at a bad time in my life and running to dance after theatre rehearsals and other activities was a major source of stress. However, throughout 2017, I've realized that I really miss dance. A lot. I don't have as busy of a schedule anymore and I'm gotten out of that bad time, so should I start dancing again? My only concern would be the judgement I would get from the other kids at the studio and my teachers - I have lost a good bit of my skill and flexibility during the time I took off. Thanks for your help!!!
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What is the minimum age a dancer can go on pointe without consequences?

    If there was a ballet dancer who had excellent technique and strong ankles, what is the youngest you would put them on pointe? Of course, this is in a perfect world haha.
    If there was a ballet dancer who had excellent technique and strong ankles, what is the youngest you would put them on pointe? Of course, this is in a perfect world haha.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do I compete with the naturals?

    In ballet class there are 2 or 3 girls that don't need to try at all. They are amazing dancers and love to do it, but the movement comes naturally to them. I try harder than anyone there and I get nothing. I don't improve (enough). The teachers only really use their time on the dancers with potential so I... show more
    In ballet class there are 2 or 3 girls that don't need to try at all. They are amazing dancers and love to do it, but the movement comes naturally to them. I try harder than anyone there and I get nothing. I don't improve (enough). The teachers only really use their time on the dancers with potential so I don't get any of their help. Does anyone have any advice for me mentally or physically. I already train a few extra hours a week on my own.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago