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Nervous about ballet class


Jared XD

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Hey,

 

I wanted to take a sport for one of my GE classes in college and the only one that was in my GE Paln was Ballet 1, since I have always been interested in taking a ballet class i signed up. But now i'm nervous, I have no idea what to expect. I've never taken any dance class before. I'm looking for advise, what should I do to prepare, what do i need to buy. am i in over my head here. I really want to try this, but im really nervous. there's still time to drop the class (it doesnt start till january 20th).

 

-- Jared

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Hi, Jared and welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers. :)

 

It won't be really difficult, as it is being offered as a General Education foundation course, but I certainly wish that the university had decided to offer ballet in an arts context, rather than sport, or Physical Education. You could end up with somebody really good as a teacher, or a real turkey whose degree is based wholly on the physical side of the activity, and lacks artistic sensibilities.

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Hi Jared and welcome! :)

 

Dude, relax! I know exactly where you are coming from, and can say from experience you have nothing to worry about. There will probably be mostly girls in the class, and as you (a guy) are the miniority they and the instructor will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Wear something comfortable so you can move freely, and don't worry, no one is going to make fun of you.

 

After a class or two you can always drop if want to - I wouldn't buy a lot of stuff until I at least tried one class - to prepare for your first class, I would suggest simple stretching - you will find that the barre exercises stretch all of your body and you may not have done that in a while -

 

My advise - go for it! take a breath and give it a shot - most of all, have fun! :)

 

Best of luck!

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After reading some post on this forum i realized i really want to give ballet a try. So, i looked up dance studios in my area and one of them had an adult beginners class starting up. So i signed up. My first class is monday, im excited and nervous at the same time. I'll post how it goes.

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