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Hi my name is Anastasia and I'm a new user.However, it has always been my dream to learn to dance ballet,unfortunately I have never been to a class and I am now 13 .Would it be possible for me to learn ballet ( I am moderately flexible) or should i give up on my dream,By the way great website.

 

Anastasia:)

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Dear Anastasia -

 

There shouldn't be a problem with starting ballet now, but to get to a level where a professional career in ballet would be feasible, you'd have to have the best possible training your area affords, combined with your own natural talent to pick up the discipline, and a body that is compliant to what you want it to do. (Flexibility is only one part of the physical aspect of ballet). You would have to work extra hard, but it's certainly not OUT of the picture at thirteen.

 

(PS. Welcome to the Young Dancers' Forum at Ballet Talk at Ballet Alert! Online!:D )

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Guest princess711

Thank- you.Would it be possible to get into a school with no experience whatsoever?And can I practice some of the Positions at home?

 

Anastasia:)

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Yes, it's absolutely possible. And practice at home won't be necessary, or even advisable until you've got a good control on how your feet and legs turn out and how your body is properly placed. You should find the best school you can as quickly as possible - not necessarily the first one - and put an end to your "no experience"!;)

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I have a few questions. How do go about finding the right pair of shoes? Are there exercises that I can do to strenghten my turn out muscles and improve my flexibility?how many classes do you reccomend i take a week?

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Anastasia, the first thing is to find the best school there is in your area. Then, find out from them what they require in terms of uniform and shoes and where you should get them. The people in the ballet stores are supposed to know how to fit you correctly. As to how many classes, as a beginner you will have to take as much as they offer, but generally there are not a large number of classes for beginning students.

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Anastasia,

Do you live around the Houston area? I Do, And maybe you could come to one of the two schools I go to.

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