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Maya asked in Arts & HumanitiesDancing · 2 years ago

Is there any point in starting ballet if I'm not flexible?

Or are you not expected to be that flexible in the early stages of ballet anyway?

4 Answers

  • 2 years ago
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    Flexibility is the byproduct of ballet training. You don’t need to be flexible to start. In ballet first comes strength and then flexibility. Everyone is born with differing degrees of flexibility. You may also have more naturally flexibility than you think you do if you haven’t ever used it. Recreational ballet is for anyone of any age, shape or abilities.

    *Regarding regerugged’s answer. Misty Copeland took her first ballet class at age 13.

    Find an age appropriate beginner ballet class and get started. There are beginner classes for both teens and adults (not just younger kids) if you look for them. Look for a ballet focus school and stay away from completion dance schools.

    Source(s): My daughter is a professional dancer. I worked for NYCB ( New York City Ballet)
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    2 years ago


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  • Heike
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    You need to start VERY young. Ballet training is very rigorous

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  • 2 years ago

    You can practice to be flexible. If you are over age 12, you will never get caught up to your peers.

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