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Im 15 years old and started ballet almost a year ago.

I have progressed alot since then Im on pointe and catching up with people my own age now. :grinning:

I want to go to dance collage and become a dance teacher.

I was wondering if there are any other people here who started later but have dance careers in mind.


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I've danced since I was 7 or 8 but just last year (I was 13) moved to a better ballet school and became serious about dance. I would love to have a career in dance and am going to do my best to do it. =]

Good luck!!

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I started quite late (13), I'm 14 now and want to be a dancer more than anything! I've been on pointe for a while, and am catching up (but of course I'd be careful not to try and catch up too fast, as that could be dangerous). Good Luck!!! :yes:

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Hi ButterflyPrincess!


I wouldn't worry about that too much. I didn't start dancing until I was 14 and I've only been dancing for two years now. I want to become a professional ballerina/dancer. Just work hard in all of your classes and take in corrections and apply them well. Good luck to you:)


operadeparis :lol:

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Just to add the the list of encouragements I will share my story.


I started dancing when I was almost fourteen and about to be a freshman in high school. This year will be my senior year, so I am starting my fourth year of dancing and third year of pointe. I started at a small studio with quite good training and then switched to a more serious studio. This past summer I danced at Joffrey and this year I will be in my studio's pre-professional program. It's not to say that I can get into a company, I have a lot more work to do, but if you work hard enough for it it can happen.


Good luck! :flowers:

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  • 1 month later...

I began dancing at recreational studio in 7th grade at age 13. Now I'm almost 15 (almost 16) and go to a pre-pro studio. i have attended summer programs at CPYB, Ballet Chicago and Kirov Academy of Ballet. I really want to be a professional, but I know it will take sooooooooo much more work.

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