Jump to content
Ballet Talk for Dancers

Age-appropriate guidelines?


Recommended Posts

I'm afraid you may regret volunteering to post these guidelines with all of the questions you are going to get from all of the very appreciative parents on this board!!!


As far as the light weight training for a 12 year old, what types of specific exercizes do you suggest? Our studio doesn't offer any kind of weight training or conditioning so we would be doing this entirely on our own. We do have a home gym weight rack set that starts very, very light and works it's way up.

Link to post
  • Replies 33
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • pasdedeuxmama


  • Thyme


  • gcwhitewater


  • chel


Thank you so much for posting these guidelines!

I have a question about the supplementing dance styles. Are they in addition to the 1 hour of Modern or it's replacement? And how many hours of supplementing dance styles would be appropriate and not overwhelming?

Thank you!

Link to post

Thanks so much gcwhitewater! It strikes me as a very balanced and reasonable guideline, with appropriate progression. My DS, 12, has 4 ballet classes per week, but none are men only classes. However, his RAD level (intermediate) has some male-specific elements in the exam syllabus. Your guidelines will help me plan for next year!

Link to post

This is excellent and exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you so much!

Link to post

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...