lil lindsay Posted July 13, 2011 Report Share Posted July 13, 2011 I'm sure there are others out there in this same position. I grew up training at a pre-professional ballet school, went to college, and got a degree in dance from a prestigious school with a reputable ballet program. Most recently, I've performed with a local student company in the evenings (very talented group of students, I was one of the oldest in the company), worked full time during the day, and the nights I wasn't dancing, I taught. Very busy! I'm about to relocate, and trying to figure out to what degree I continue with my training and dancing. I'll still be working full-time (job comes with me), and I'm looking for teaching positions. A friend pointed out, "why continue serious training if you're not going to do anything with it?" Is he right? I enjoy intense classes, I enjoy dancing on pointe and working to improve, and my current teacher encouraged me to go audition for small companies; that I'm in excellent shape right now, and strong. I'm 27 years old, and I've been very lucky to still pass for 20! Do I continue with my full-time job, teach, and continue training for fun? Do I try and audition? Regardless of what age I look, or what shape I'm in, am I too old? I feel like I'm at a crossroad on where I want to be in my life, and how I should incorporate dance into my life. Ballet and teaching are passions of mine, and can't imagine life without either! Sorry if this is all over the place, I'm hoping someone out there has been in a similar position and can offer insight! Quote Link to comment
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