• I want to start dance. am i too late?

    Best answer: Recreational dance is for anyone of any age shape or abilities. You should start with ballet as that is where all your basic technique is developed. Contemporary dance relies on strong ballet training and many of the better recreational schools won’t allow you to take contemporary without ballet training first.... show more
    Best answer: Recreational dance is for anyone of any age shape or abilities. You should start with ballet as that is where all your basic technique is developed. Contemporary dance relies on strong ballet training and many of the better recreational schools won’t allow you to take contemporary without ballet training first. There are teen beginner ballet classes out there if you look for them. Flexibility is gained through ballet training. First comes strength then flexibility follows. There is no reason you cannot do this. The age you start is only one piece of the puzzle. There are dancers who start very young who will never excell along with those who start later who do excell. A lot has to do with the natural gifts of body, facility and musicality that you are born with. The only thing you are too old for is a professional career as a ballet dancer. Training for that does have to start at a slightly younger age.

    Note* please take class with a qualified teacher in a proper facility with proper sprung or floating floors. You cannot learn properly by watching videos as someone else suggested. You need a qualified teacher’s eyes and hands on you for corrections as well as the safety of a floor with “give” so you don’t get injured.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • What is easier?

    front splits or middle splits?
    front splits or middle splits?
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Thoughts on this dance solo?

    One of my old classmates posted this on her Instagram. I showed it to my mom and she said "Anyone can do that, she's not showing us what she can do. Where are the tricks?". I love the solo, her smoothness with movements are beautiful. Any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3OSFjVA...
    One of my old classmates posted this on her Instagram. I showed it to my mom and she said "Anyone can do that, she's not showing us what she can do. Where are the tricks?". I love the solo, her smoothness with movements are beautiful. Any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3OSFjVA...
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Have you ever been to a dance while drunk?

    Best answer: I was drunk at my sister's wedding reception, but I did dance. It was fun!
    Best answer: I was drunk at my sister's wedding reception, but I did dance. It was fun!
    13 answers · 1 week ago
  • Ballet toe pads!?

    I need to get new pointe shoes soon, it'll be my 2nd pair and I was wondering if I have to get new toe pads or not. Mine aren't ripped or anything they just smell lol
    I need to get new pointe shoes soon, it'll be my 2nd pair and I was wondering if I have to get new toe pads or not. Mine aren't ripped or anything they just smell lol
    4 answers · 7 days ago
  • Dancers! What is the name of this piece/song in Joy Womack's video?

    Best answer: That is not from Esmeralda or Sleeping Beauty. It is called Journey by Mark Eliyahu
    Best answer: That is not from Esmeralda or Sleeping Beauty. It is called Journey by Mark Eliyahu
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Who was Manfred von Richthofen?

    Best answer: A German pilot. We English should not have shot but rather joined a German alliance.
    Best answer: A German pilot. We English should not have shot but rather joined a German alliance.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Have you ever done the hokey pokey or the chicken dance?

    Best answer: I did the hokey pokey in kindergarten, back in the Dark Ages. Several years ago I was dragooned by friends in France to join the chicken dance and it was silly fun, most likely due to the very good wine and a situation of moderate social inebriation. Not one of my more elegant moments, though.
    Best answer: I did the hokey pokey in kindergarten, back in the Dark Ages. Several years ago I was dragooned by friends in France to join the chicken dance and it was silly fun, most likely due to the very good wine and a situation of moderate social inebriation. Not one of my more elegant moments, though.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do you think of my arches?

    What do you think of my arches?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Am I too curvy to do ballet?

    Best answer: Recreational ballet is for anyone of any age, shape or abilities. The only reason a professional ballet dancer is required to not be curvy is that it isn’t the right line for ballet. As you are too old anyway to start for a professional ballet career your shape doesn’t matter. There are girls who are pin thin who... show more
    Best answer: Recreational ballet is for anyone of any age, shape or abilities. The only reason a professional ballet dancer is required to not be curvy is that it isn’t the right line for ballet. As you are too old anyway to start for a professional ballet career your shape doesn’t matter. There are girls who are pin thin who don’t have facility for ballet and have the wrong bone and muscle structure and will have more difficulty than someone with curves who might have the facility and are born with the right bone and muscle structure to be successful in class.
    By all means go for it! Ballet can be a fun hobby
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it okay for a friend of mine her daughter at age 12 wants to learn pole dancing?

    Best answer: I find the idea horrifying. Shouldn't girls that age be more interested in hip-hop (which I was)?
    Best answer: I find the idea horrifying. Shouldn't girls that age be more interested in hip-hop (which I was)?
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Would it be okay to dance on pointe in regular ballet slippers until I receive my pointe shoes?

    Best answer: I have been dancing for about 9 years, and I take the pointe classes offered at my studio with regular ballet shoes. Whenever they go on pointe just go on releve. Good luck!
    Best answer: I have been dancing for about 9 years, and I take the pointe classes offered at my studio with regular ballet shoes. Whenever they go on pointe just go on releve. Good luck!
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How fast is it possible to learn a dance routine? Can I learn one in 3 hours?

    I have to learn a dance routine in 3 hours; I have somewhat practiced before, but I wasn't supposed to. I have a video of the teacher. The routine is 20 seconds long but very very fast. Do you think I can learn it in 3 hours? Can you please give any tips???
    I have to learn a dance routine in 3 hours; I have somewhat practiced before, but I wasn't supposed to. I have a video of the teacher. The routine is 20 seconds long but very very fast. Do you think I can learn it in 3 hours? Can you please give any tips???
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Have you ever been slam dancing and body popping in the parking garage?

    Best answer: Go drink bleach
    Best answer: Go drink bleach
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is stupid to get attracted to a girl bcoz of a talent?

    Best answer: No,it's refreshing. It means you value her for what she can do instead of how she looks.
    Best answer: No,it's refreshing. It means you value her for what she can do instead of how she looks.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why people like wearing tights over their leotard all the time? Did dancers in the 80s or 90s ever do it?

    Best answer: Yes dancers have done that during the 80s and 90s. Usually it is never allowed in professional schools except for the last year students. The reasons vary. If you are dashing out of the studio you can easily just peal off your tights without having to get undressed. As there is no real dress code for professional... show more
    Best answer: Yes dancers have done that during the 80s and 90s. Usually it is never allowed in professional schools except for the last year students. The reasons vary. If you are dashing out of the studio you can easily just peal off your tights without having to get undressed. As there is no real dress code for professional dancers so they tend to do that. It is hardly a fashion statement to have a gusset showing but more of an easy change. Students tend to want to copy what the pros do so that is often why they do it if it is allowed.

    Edit: Lizardmama made an additional good point in regards to Pas de deux on a professional level. That being said preprofessional dance schools usually don’t allow this. White leotards and white skirts with ballet pink tights underneath are used in Pas classes.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Where can i dance for free?

    i'm performing a dance in a few months and i need space to practice, however my parents don't approve of me dancing so i can't spend any money and it has to be pretty secret. i'm not sure how often i can get out of the house either but yeah i'm grateful for any answer, thank you
    i'm performing a dance in a few months and i need space to practice, however my parents don't approve of me dancing so i can't spend any money and it has to be pretty secret. i'm not sure how often i can get out of the house either but yeah i'm grateful for any answer, thank you
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago