• Is 80 hours a week of dance enough for my daughter to become a professional dancer?

    We really want her to become a professional dancer. I saw that one of the girls on dance moms dances 80 hours a week and so that's what we have her doing at the moment. Usually from about 5:00 in the morning until 10 or 11 at night with a little break for lunch and dinner. At a minimum we have her do 12-14... show more
    We really want her to become a professional dancer. I saw that one of the girls on dance moms dances 80 hours a week and so that's what we have her doing at the moment. Usually from about 5:00 in the morning until 10 or 11 at night with a little break for lunch and dinner. At a minimum we have her do 12-14 hours a pointe work a day because that's really important we feel. She'll do that 6 days a week with Sundays off class. Usually my husband and I lead her in something on Sundays, but it's a lighter load so we don't count those hours on Sunday, plus she needs some break. to give her a break. Usually it's just pointe that day and only from 7 to 7. Is that enough to get her where she needs to be? I'm also concerned because she's been getting a little lazy about practicing lately. She's been complaining that her feet hurt and has been taking her pointe shoes off while we eat dinner (she knows she's supposed to leave them on until bedtime), she's been sleeping through her alarms, and even falling asleep before she heads to her classes for the night. Is there anything we can do to motivate her more? Thank you
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is 18 too old to take ballet classes?

    Hello, I am currently 18, almost 19, and for years I have wanted to take ballet classes. To clarify, I do not want to do it professionally, just as a hobby while I am in university. I was wondering if it is too late for me to start? A lot of studios in my area only seem to have beginning classes for children, so I... show more
    Hello, I am currently 18, almost 19, and for years I have wanted to take ballet classes. To clarify, I do not want to do it professionally, just as a hobby while I am in university. I was wondering if it is too late for me to start? A lot of studios in my area only seem to have beginning classes for children, so I am unsure whether someone in their late teens is too old to take classes. Thanks all! :)
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do you make it through the locker room on your first day as a stripper?

    Hello, I'm considering becoming a stripper soon. I was wondering how do you make it through the locker room? I mind my own business and don't start drama with people, but I know girls can be catty. Should I say hello and try to introduce myself, or just look forward and keep on walking? I know that if... show more
    Hello, I'm considering becoming a stripper soon. I was wondering how do you make it through the locker room? I mind my own business and don't start drama with people, but I know girls can be catty. Should I say hello and try to introduce myself, or just look forward and keep on walking? I know that if someone says something slick to me that I should just ignore them. I just don't wanna start off on the wrong foot.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Someone says I suck at dancing? What do I do?

    First of all I don’t think I suck. I enter dance battles and have advanced past the prelims many times, and gotten respect from other dancers and they’re really good. When I post a vid of me dancing the same guy always has something to say, he says I dance too fast and I’m sloppy and need to slow it down. However... show more
    First of all I don’t think I suck. I enter dance battles and have advanced past the prelims many times, and gotten respect from other dancers and they’re really good. When I post a vid of me dancing the same guy always has something to say, he says I dance too fast and I’m sloppy and need to slow it down. However it’s my style and I know many fast dancers who are champions. This guy doesn’t hasn’t even past the first round or even came to a dance battle. I’m sure I could beat him. Why is he like that and what do I do? It makes me feel mad and makes me feel like a bad dancer -_-
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you see that many people have a hard time admitting that there are indeed 100 percent natural born dancers?

    When I search online about the topic, many dancers who put in work say 'oh no such thing as a natural dancer' hahhahaha... Dont be silly. I havent taken a dance class in my life. And i am possibly one of the best dancers i have ever seen. I don't need to copy someones routine. I dont even want to. I... show more
    When I search online about the topic, many dancers who put in work say 'oh no such thing as a natural dancer' hahhahaha... Dont be silly. I havent taken a dance class in my life. And i am possibly one of the best dancers i have ever seen. I don't need to copy someones routine. I dont even want to. I might copy a little move here or there but make it my own. It has to feel right in my body and with the music in my ears. I am a great dancer without any guidance but the music. I can dance to probably any type genre of music. Trust me there are 100 percent natural dancers out there. Fred astaire doesnt know jack and aint met me! Michael jackson would probably be proud of me. He is also an example IMO of a natural dancer. I can tell by how he moves. I love dance, watching dancers, and dancing itself is the first place for me.
    3 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I want to start ballet and I am in middle school but everyone keeps telling me it’s too “late” is it true?

    Best answer: Why would you care what 'everyone' tells you? Do they all work for the NYC Ballet, by any chance? You've got to learn to stand up for yourself and follow your OWN path. Even if you NEVER happen to solo in London, you will improve your balance, your posture, and get some excellent exercise. Win-win.
    Best answer: Why would you care what 'everyone' tells you? Do they all work for the NYC Ballet, by any chance? You've got to learn to stand up for yourself and follow your OWN path. Even if you NEVER happen to solo in London, you will improve your balance, your posture, and get some excellent exercise. Win-win.
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is it too late if i start modern ballet when im almost 19 ?

    Best answer: I believe you may mean modern dance. In terms of ballet there is classical, romantic and neoclassical ballet. Modern (or even Contemporary dance) and ballet are not the same thing. Recreational dance is for anyone of any age. I recommend you look for a codified modern dance training such as Martha Graham, Limon or... show more
    Best answer: I believe you may mean modern dance. In terms of ballet there is classical, romantic and neoclassical ballet. Modern (or even Contemporary dance) and ballet are not the same thing. Recreational dance is for anyone of any age. I recommend you look for a codified modern dance training such as Martha Graham, Limon or Horton. They will give you better training than just a generic class labled “Modern.” I would be leery of any school that has a class called “modern ballet” as that is a made up genre.
    If you meant ballet there is no reason you can’t find an adult beginner ballet class. The only thing you are too old for is a dance career. There is no reason you can’t do this and get to your personal best.
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • Have you ever watched ballet?

    Best answer: Yes, I love ballet. Theophile Gautier is my favorite author, he wrote the libretto for Giselle with Carlotta Grisi in mind, and his Omphale story was made into Pavillon d'Armide. Tchaikovsky's ballets are my favorite, Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker.
    Best answer: Yes, I love ballet. Theophile Gautier is my favorite author, he wrote the libretto for Giselle with Carlotta Grisi in mind, and his Omphale story was made into Pavillon d'Armide. Tchaikovsky's ballets are my favorite, Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker.
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • I miss dance?

    I miss being a dancer, I used to do freestyle but gave it up, wish I didn’t because I wouldn’t be as unfit or chubby as I am now and definitely have more confidence, problem is now I’m 19, I’m a lot more insecure about my body and face and feel ugly, feel like I would be judged by other dancers, I know you are... show more
    I miss being a dancer, I used to do freestyle but gave it up, wish I didn’t because I wouldn’t be as unfit or chubby as I am now and definitely have more confidence, problem is now I’m 19, I’m a lot more insecure about my body and face and feel ugly, feel like I would be judged by other dancers, I know you are judged more on your dancing but looks are so important especially in competitions, make up, hair, outfits, it’s also expensive and I don’t have any money for it at the moment, what can I do?
    8 answers · 1 month ago