pointeshoes14 Posted June 6, 2008 Report Share Posted June 6, 2008 (edited) I'm a fourteen year old dancer and I have a great passion for ballet! I took ballet for 5 or 6 years starting when I was three but stopped because I was losing my love and enjoyment of it. I then became a competitive gymnast for five years but finally decided to return to ballet around January 2007. For around 5 months I took one or two ballet classes a week which were an hour each. The focus at that school was not on ballet, but instead on their competitive drill teams, so our instruction wasn't always the best. I switched to a serious ballet focused school in May 2007. I now take 3 one and a half hour classes a week and I just got my pointe shoes in November. I hope to be moving up to our next level this summer which would add a one hour pointe class to my schedule. I've participated in all (that are open to me) of our performances (Nutcracker and Coppelia) and I'm in the Junior Company. I also demonstrate for two little girl ballet class and one jazz class and I will be helping at our little girls ballet summer camp along with taking a 4-week intensive. Unfortunately I am a military brat and move every year or two (I will be moving late this summer) but it does come with a plus... I will be homeschooled and I'm going to study as intensely as possible. I would love to dance professionally, major in ballet in college, and eventually own my own ballet studio with classes for mentally and physically disabled children. I was just wondering if there is any chance for me to become a professional ballerina either in college or later and what I could do to increase my chances of this happening. Thanks Edited June 6, 2008 by pointeshoes14 Quote Link to comment
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