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Is 5'8 too tall for ballet dancing?

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My teachers say that I am one one the stronger dancers in my class, but i am also the tallest at 5 feet and 8 inches. I am really serious about ballet, and do not want my height to be a hindrance. Please help

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  1. Sash

     For a good ballet dancer an ideal height might be considered as 5 feet and five to six inches tall and many good dancers are rejected solely on the basis of height. But that does not mean that it is impossible to be hired by a company or institutes though it means you have to be incredible to compensate.
    Some companies, such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, are actually known for having some very tall women among their principals.
    Height is not something we can control and if you look wonderful despite your height, and do not give the impression of an awkward or slanky ballet dancer, I think you might be at a safe side.
    It is better to worry about your technique and performance more than your height and growth if you want to be a professional dancer.

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