• Need help finding a college?

    Well I don’t know if anything to Major in. I’m officially a senior in high school and I’ve been trying not to put college last minute kind of thing so I thought try now but I don’t know what I want. I want to dance like it’s always been a interest to me but I can do turns like I could do some hip hop so I’ve been... show more
    Well I don’t know if anything to Major in. I’m officially a senior in high school and I’ve been trying not to put college last minute kind of thing so I thought try now but I don’t know what I want. I want to dance like it’s always been a interest to me but I can do turns like I could do some hip hop so I’ve been trying to find a good dance team for college. The problem is I don’t know where to look. When I look up best dance teams in college I find ones that are like REAL dance as in turns and leaps and even splits or it’s a Pom dance team which means it’s also cheerleader which means there’s going to be stunts and I can’t stunt. I’ve been trying to find a major but as dumb as this sound I don’t want a job that involves like sitting behind a desk or cutting animals or humans open. My mom thinks I’m pretty much stupid like I pretty much don’t want to do a job that involves work. I know dancing takes work but it’s fun and I would take classes to get better at dancing but that’s a lot of money and my family can’t afford it and I know by a fact they can’t afford it because that’s the reason I had to quit dancing. So please help and please don’t call me stupid or crazy because I already know that.
    4 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Is this abusive behavior from my ballet instructor?

    Best answer: From the descriptions I would find a way to contact the group fitness manager or someone else who can do something about this. I think the context does matter as to whether some of the things said were appropriate or not depending on the nature of the class, the manner in which it was said and the nature of the... show more
    Best answer: From the descriptions I would find a way to contact the group fitness manager or someone else who can do something about this. I think the context does matter as to whether some of the things said were appropriate or not depending on the nature of the class, the manner in which it was said and the nature of the relationship between the students and the instructor; but from the manner you describe it it does not seem appropriate.

    The thing is, while you may be scared of the repercussions if you complain, if you think or suspect the behaviour is abuse it is not just you who is being subjected to the behaviour but the whole class. It is particularly important to report this if some of the students he teaches are minors - if not in this setting, in other settings where he teaches. It is always better to be safe than sorry in regards to potentially abusive behaviour.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Will England win the World Cup?

    Best answer: I like england team so i want they will be won.
    Best answer: I like england team so i want they will be won.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • What should I know before my first ballet class?

    Best answer: My best advice is not to practice at home. That just engrains bad habits. The hardest thing for you will probably be doing pirouettes turned out, since jazz doesn't require turn out. That was a hard habit for me to break--I kept doing pirouettes straight like in jazz, instructors were constantly reminding me to... show more
    Best answer: My best advice is not to practice at home. That just engrains bad habits. The hardest thing for you will probably be doing pirouettes turned out, since jazz doesn't require turn out. That was a hard habit for me to break--I kept doing pirouettes straight like in jazz, instructors were constantly reminding me to turn out. I would suggest standing at the barre between two other dancers, that way no matter which side you start on, you'll have someone in front of you to follow along to. Pay close attention to your instructor, and try not to get frazzled if you don't understand a word they're saying. Don't feel bad when you get corrections--they help! If you're having trouble with something in particular, talk to your instructor after class if you can. Usually they'll have no problem explaining it to you. Also, go up to the instructor and introduce yourself before the first class. I did that to my first two instructors but not the third, then she asked a question that I had to raise my hand for (and I was the only one to raise my hand) and she was like "who tf are you?" and it did NOT set things off well. Introduce yourself, even if it feels silly. It's better than the alternative, I promise.
    Hope that helps! Good luck!
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Where can I self teach myself Jazz?

    I want to do jazz but can’t since my parents work so no one can drive me to the local studio. Is there any online FREE jazz lesson series (preferably YouTube)?? Thanks!
    I want to do jazz but can’t since my parents work so no one can drive me to the local studio. Is there any online FREE jazz lesson series (preferably YouTube)?? Thanks!
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to do turns without taking any dance classes?

    Best answer: Yes, if someone shows you how to spot. However you will likely look like a hot mess if you have your body placement incorrect and don’t engage your core for balance. Why not take some dance classes? Proper turns require dance technique and on your own you will only build poor habits. Turns are something that... show more
    Best answer: Yes, if someone shows you how to spot. However you will likely look like a hot mess if you have your body placement incorrect and don’t engage your core for balance.

    Why not take some dance classes? Proper turns require dance technique and on your own you will only build poor habits. Turns are something that starts being covered within the first year of training.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Are pointe shoes supposed to hurt so bad?

    Best answer: Pointe shoes are not supposed to be comfortable but they are not supposed to hurt. Make sure you are actively lifting up and out of your shoes when going up. Your shoes need to be broken in by hand first before you do any work in them. Letting your feet alone break in the shoe is a bad idea as your shoe would be... show more
    Best answer: Pointe shoes are not supposed to be comfortable but they are not supposed to hurt. Make sure you are actively lifting up and out of your shoes when going up.
    Your shoes need to be broken in by hand first before you do any work in them. Letting your feet alone break in the shoe is a bad idea as your shoe would be unstable. Not to mention if you let your feet alone do that your shoe can breaks in, in the wrong place. Your teacher will show you how to do this properly and/or I will give you a link on how to do this. First make sure your teacher approves of the fit before you sew anything on them or attempt to break them in.
    Once your box is broken in properly by hand it is likely that pressure on your big toe will be relieved.

    * Adding more padding can actually make it hurt more. It makes the fit tighter. The less padding the more you can “feel the floor” and have control when you dance.
    https://youtu.be/pX-PNqJr9z4
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Are there summer intensives for adults?

    Best answer: You could try CPYB. They have taken students at all levels and even at your age. Expect to be with younger students. They can do this because they have over 20 levels. There are no auditions as you get in with photos. Placement is after you get there. The year my daughter attended there was a guy who was in his... show more
    Best answer: You could try CPYB. They have taken students at all levels and even at your age. Expect to be with younger students. They can do this because they have over 20 levels. There are no auditions as you get in with photos. Placement is after you get there. The year my daughter attended there was a guy who was in his early 20s in the beginner level A class. He had never taken ballet before and it was his dream to give it a try.

    If you weren’t looking for a ballet focus there is the Paul Taylor SI. Most of the modern/ contemporary programs are for college age dance students but will be expecting an advanced level as there are auditions to get in. Another option is to make your own intensive by attending open daily classes at one if the places that offers those like STEPS on Broadway in NYC, or Koresh Dance in Philly as well as other places in Chicago and L.A. Any place with a large dance presence. It is even possible your college might offer summer classes or could help with a suggestion for you.
    3 answers · 1 month ago
  • TRIPLE PIROUETTE HELP!?

    I have a ballet performance coming up and I have to do a triple pirouette in the dance. I can do it at home almost every time but at the studio I’m never able to do it. I end up falling out of the last one. I have a lot of people coming to see me perform this dance so I would really love some tips on how I could... show more
    I have a ballet performance coming up and I have to do a triple pirouette in the dance. I can do it at home almost every time but at the studio I’m never able to do it. I end up falling out of the last one. I have a lot of people coming to see me perform this dance so I would really love some tips on how I could improve. I have less than 2 weeks before the performance. PLEASE HELP!
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • I dance with too much power and it makes my dance looks messy?

    I’ve been dancing modern dance for a pretty long time. I’ve just started learning hip hop and my hip hop dance teacher always told me i put too much power on some movements where there shouldn’t be too much power. And sometimes i cant differenciate which movements need more power and which don’t. Help pleasee my... show more
    I’ve been dancing modern dance for a pretty long time. I’ve just started learning hip hop and my hip hop dance teacher always told me i put too much power on some movements where there shouldn’t be too much power. And sometimes i cant differenciate which movements need more power and which don’t. Help pleasee my dance movements sometimes look messy especially my footwork and it decreased my confidence in dancing.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Some people think only blacks and females like to dance. Is this true?

    Some of the most famous dancers in history have been white males! So why does everybody think white men can't dance or they don't like to dance? How ignorant can these morons be? Haven't they ever heard of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Vaslav... show more
    Some of the most famous dancers in history have been white males! So why does everybody think white men can't dance or they don't like to dance? How ignorant can these morons be? Haven't they ever heard of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Vaslav Nijinsky? Even that macho man Frank Sinatra was an excellent dancer! Don't you people ever watch musicals???
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is swing dancing ceremonial ?

    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Calling all Dancers!!! What style is easier to pick up as a beginner - contemporary or lyrical?

    I’m taking a poll because I’m curious. When you answer, provide reasons!
    I’m taking a poll because I’m curious. When you answer, provide reasons!
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is it too late to start ballet for figure skating?

    I've been figure skating for a while now and my coach and my mom think it's a good idea for me to take some ballet over the summer, I'm 13 would that be too late to get some decent skills in ballet??
    I've been figure skating for a while now and my coach and my mom think it's a good idea for me to take some ballet over the summer, I'm 13 would that be too late to get some decent skills in ballet??
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Told my mom I was getting back into ballet. Is my own mother a dream crusher who doesn’t know how to just be supportive and happy for me?

    Ballet been apart of my life for 20+ years. I stopped when I had my children. When I told my mom what I planned on doing I was just looking for some words of encouragement, support and a vibration of pure happiness since she SHOULD know what BALLET has always meant to me! But instead I got the response “ oh that’s... show more
    Ballet been apart of my life for 20+ years. I stopped when I had my children. When I told my mom what I planned on doing I was just looking for some words of encouragement, support and a vibration of pure happiness since she SHOULD know what BALLET has always meant to me! But instead I got the response “ oh that’s nice, you should do it for fun and exercise. It’s not like you’ll become a professional ballerina anyway.!” I immedatiately said “goodbye mother” and hung up and started to cry. My own mother just crushed and stomped all over my spirit in 20 seconds.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is there any point in starting ballet if I'm not flexible?

    Best answer: 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... show more
    Best answer: 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.
    3 answers · 2 months ago