• EMERGENCY FOR DANCERS! I NEED HELP!!!?

    This sounds absolutely terrible and if you are a dancer then you are going to slap me through this screen. Tomorrow is my performance and I decided to get a pedicure, (I haven’t been trimming them down because I was so busy for practice) and mind you I have been practicing everyday for 8 hours. (For those who are... show more
    This sounds absolutely terrible and if you are a dancer then you are going to slap me through this screen. Tomorrow is my performance and I decided to get a pedicure, (I haven’t been trimming them down because I was so busy for practice) and mind you I have been practicing everyday for 8 hours. (For those who are curious, I’m in 6 out of 8 dances that include modern, jazz and ballet) and yesterday I decided to stay after because I needed to catch up from an injury. Anyways, I didn’t pay much attention because I am tired but i just realized the lady had removed my calluses and I’m doing modern barefoot! Any ideas to avoid injury?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How would you react?

    -finding out that a shy quiet girl has the talent to dance well? (hip hop for example)
    -finding out that a shy quiet girl has the talent to dance well? (hip hop for example)
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can you become a dance teacher if you don't know how to dance?

    My friend and I are both education majors. We have a lot in common, we always played sports together and both have brothers and no sisters. She doesn't know how to dance, and never got the opportunity to as a child because her parents wanted her in other sports. She does know a lot about dance moves and dance... show more
    My friend and I are both education majors. We have a lot in common, we always played sports together and both have brothers and no sisters. She doesn't know how to dance, and never got the opportunity to as a child because her parents wanted her in other sports. She does know a lot about dance moves and dance vocabulary, but I'm not sure if that helps if you don't know how to dance. Can you be a dance teacher if you never danced yourself? I don't want to break her heart, but I don't know if this can work out for her.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Prom is in two weeks and the idea of dancing to a fast pace song is making my stomach turn into knots. I don’t think I can dance I’m scared.?

    Best answer: Either just say you don't want to dance, or bandage an ankle and plead injury!
    Best answer: Either just say you don't want to dance, or bandage an ankle and plead injury!
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Lots of sadness because i can not achieve my dream job.?

    ballet is the only thing in life that makes me feel so happy. It’s what i wish I could have as my job. I’m pretty studious, but trust me I would fail all my classes if it meant i could use that time to practice and that i would become a professional ballerina. It’s just not possible for me - I’m too tall, not... show more
    ballet is the only thing in life that makes me feel so happy. It’s what i wish I could have as my job. I’m pretty studious, but trust me I would fail all my classes if it meant i could use that time to practice and that i would become a professional ballerina. It’s just not possible for me - I’m too tall, not hyperextended, hips are inwardly rotated a lot, snapping hip, naturally not flexible (all bad for ballet). other people i dance with are on their path to become a professional because they have all these and are just gorgeous talented dancers. i get so so sad and cry very often about how i will never get to achieve my dream like they will be able to. How do i cope with this?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Dance question: Can a teen compete in the "junior category"?

    Considering they look like kids, is it possible for a teen to compete with a lyrical dance at the junior category?
    Considering they look like kids, is it possible for a teen to compete with a lyrical dance at the junior category?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is 17 way too young to learn ballet (unprofessionally) but would it be weird to do so?

    Best answer: Too young?
    Many places offer adult beginner ballet lessons. Join in give it a try.
    Best answer: Too young?
    Many places offer adult beginner ballet lessons. Join in give it a try.
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why can’t i do double pirouettes?

    Best answer: Pull up, find your core and spot. It just takes practice. Lots and lots of practice, Some pick up on it faster than others. Don’t give up.
    Best answer: Pull up, find your core and spot. It just takes practice. Lots and lots of practice, Some pick up on it faster than others. Don’t give up.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should i join my studios company?

    so i take 4 ballet classes a week currently. i love it so much! but i’m not very good at it unfortunately. even though i’ve been dancing for about 11 years, i’m not as good as the girls who are 2 years younger than me. i’m naturally not flexible at all (trust me, i stretched all the time for years and only just a... show more
    so i take 4 ballet classes a week currently. i love it so much! but i’m not very good at it unfortunately. even though i’ve been dancing for about 11 years, i’m not as good as the girls who are 2 years younger than me. i’m naturally not flexible at all (trust me, i stretched all the time for years and only just a few months ago got my splits) and i naturally have bad turnout (my legs from my hip are twenty five degrees more turned in than the average persons). but i still love ballet with all my heart. i am thinking of joining the company at my ballet studio because there are more performance opportunities and i will for sure improve.but i’m scared for two reasons: first of all it’s 10 classes a week. that’s more than i do now and i just don’t want my grades in school to go down. second of all, i’m already very tall for my age (5’9” and 15) but since i’m not very good i might be put in dances with the younger kids where i will look like a fool because since i’m tall and my face looks more mature people usually think i am a junior or senior. plus my height will make me stand out so much. so what do you think i should do? thanks.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • SHOULD I TRYOUT FOR CHEER OR DANCE?!?

    Ok info about me: I’m around 5’3, around 134 lbs, I’m 16, and I’m gonna be a junior. I have never done cheer before! I was on poms dance team for 2 years, did acro dance and hip hop and ballet (when I was younger), and I’m pretty flexible. The only tumbling I can do is cartwheel, handstand, side splits, and round... show more
    Ok info about me: I’m around 5’3, around 134 lbs, I’m 16, and I’m gonna be a junior. I have never done cheer before! I was on poms dance team for 2 years, did acro dance and hip hop and ballet (when I was younger), and I’m pretty flexible. The only tumbling I can do is cartwheel, handstand, side splits, and round off. I’m okay at turns, leaps, jumps, kicks, etc. from dance. I’m not super athletic; I do recreational boxing and equestrian (horse back riding). Anyway, I’m switching high schools this fall, and I really want to join something to make friends. Should I tryout for cheer or dance? I really wanna do cheer, but I’m worried about the fact I have ZERO experience with stunts and stuff. I plan to take dance and tumbling classes this summer, but is that enough...? Help!
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why isn’t there a lot of tap dancing at weddings?

    Best answer: My dance with my father was a tap dance number, it still brings tears to my eyes.
    Best answer: My dance with my father was a tap dance number, it still brings tears to my eyes.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Dancing Section?

    Best answer: I can see all question in dance
    I can only two question in the travel / Chicago section.

    Yahoo glitches
    Best answer: I can see all question in dance
    I can only two question in the travel / Chicago section.

    Yahoo glitches
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • My feet hurts way too much from ballet?

    Best answer: If you were put en pointe after only a year of training you are not in professional training that will give you a ballet career. The requirement for point work is way more than just strong ankles. In a good recreational ballet school it takes at least three years of taking three or more 90 minute ballet classes a... show more
    Best answer: If you were put en pointe after only a year of training you are not in professional training that will give you a ballet career. The requirement for point work is way more than just strong ankles. In a good recreational ballet school it takes at least three years of taking three or more 90 minute ballet classes a week to be ready for pointe. In a serious professional level ballet school it takes way more training than that because dancers are held to a higher standard before you are allowed en pointe. Going up sooner doesn’t mean you have more talent or a quick learner or work harder. It just means poor training. It takes years to build the proper muscles for ballet. Look for a better teacher if you think you have a shot at a dance career. A school that will get you a shot at a ballet career will screen you for being born with the right body, facility and musicality for a ballet career or they won’t train you. They are almost exclusively an affiliate feeder school to a professional ballet company.
    The fact that your feet and knees are hurting should tell you that you aren’t strong enough. Pointe work hurts if a dancer is rushed into pointe shoes before they are ready. It hurts if you aren’t strong enough to lift up out if your shoes. Pointe work isn’t comfortable but it isn’t supposed to hurt.
    Please look for better training before you do permanent damage to your feet and knees.

    *Edit: I see from your other questions that you are currently in college. At your age and the fact that you can’t possibly be in college and train full time for the ballet leads me to conclude this is a made up question? You would also be way too old and too undertrained for your age for a ballet career if this isn’t made up.

    Btw, I saw your comment under Lizardmomma’s answer. You (and your supposed teacher from the Bolshoi) should know that a standard ballet class is 90 minutes not an hour. Six hours ( 6 classes a week) is considered recreational training. Serious students take 20-30 hours a week. That means 2-3 ballet classes a day 5/6 days a week. Add to that character class, pas de deux classes and variations classes plus a weekly modern class. If this isn’t a made up question then you really have been lead astray by a teacher posing as something they are not.
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do so many dancers preform barefoot?

    I have watched many T.V dance show(e.g-World Of Dance,So You Think You Can Dance)and the one thing Ive noticed is how the majority of the dancers go in bare feet.A few of the acts do wear shoes but most of them don't.Is their any particular reason why this is so.
    I have watched many T.V dance show(e.g-World Of Dance,So You Think You Can Dance)and the one thing Ive noticed is how the majority of the dancers go in bare feet.A few of the acts do wear shoes but most of them don't.Is their any particular reason why this is so.
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • My dance pole won’t stay up?

    I just purchased a pole and I can get it up, but every time I get on it, it slips. I’ve tightened it all the way. Is it because I have a carpet floor?
    I just purchased a pole and I can get it up, but every time I get on it, it slips. I’ve tightened it all the way. Is it because I have a carpet floor?
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Should I join my ballet studio’s company?

    Hi, I’ve been dancing for many years and I absolutely love it, I’m currently doing mostly ballet and pointe. I only take 3 classes right now, but if I audition for company and get in I will be required to take 11. I’ll be dancing almost everyday of the week for 1.5-3 hours. Also, I’m really tall/don’t have the... show more
    Hi, I’ve been dancing for many years and I absolutely love it, I’m currently doing mostly ballet and pointe. I only take 3 classes right now, but if I audition for company and get in I will be required to take 11. I’ll be dancing almost everyday of the week for 1.5-3 hours. Also, I’m really tall/don’t have the ballet body which hinders my dancing skills, so since I’m not as good I might be put with kids who are younger, and then I will really stand out because of how tall I am. Idk should I try it?? Should I even continue in ballet if I’m not that good but love it?? Also I’m really scared that I’ll mess it up for my teachers - like what if they let me in, and then I completely mess up one of the performances? Sorry this is a mess just really confused in life rn.
    7 answers · 2 months ago