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Professional career in ballet dancing

by Guest5913  |  earlier

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I am 17 years of age, and have been taking ballet classes for only 4 years now. I am gradually improving and doing very well, and have been on pointe for a little over 3 years. I take class 6 days a week and 3 hours a day. I really want a professional career in ballet, but I have noted a problem. Most good ballet schools, have an age limit, and they most take up ballet students at the age of 18. What should I do? I have heard that you need to get into these dance programs in order to be on track for a professional career. Please help. If there are good dance colleges, I would love that there is still hope for me even if i have started late.

thank you so much.

 Tags: Ballet, career, dancing, professional

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  1. Sash

     Hey.
    First of all let me tell you that there are many ballet dancers out there who start at a later age and have been getting trained at many reputable ballet dancing institutions from across the world. There even had been many professional ballet dancers who are now performing at international level but had started out a bit late in their careers. Ballet is all about balancing yourself and proper stretching and flexibility. If you think you have all these you can apply in many ballet schools and get enrolled to get professional instructions or you can join several summer ballet training programs which will help you through all your trainings.
    Furthermore I do believe that you need a professional trainer to get trained with your dancing in order to take up ballet dancing as a career otherwise no pro-courses and programs will be interested in your work of art.

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