Jump to content
Ballet Talk for Dancers

Taking time off


Recommended Posts

How much time can someone at a advanced take off and still come back to ballet without losing everything? I just recently turned 16 and am advanced, my parents want me to take off the entire summer. If I took off the entire summer would I lose all my ballet technique?

Link to comment
  • Administrators

No, perhaps not all of your technique, however, at 16 it is quite important, if you are planning on dancing as a career or even a major in college, that you do not take off summer. Summer Intensives can provide the equivalent of several month of training, and they are very valuable, especially at your age. You would lose strength, placement, flexibility if it is not natural, and rotation, which would naturally affect your technique and your progress next year.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...