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Taking time off


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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?

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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.

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