• Is it too late to start training for dance or to learn dance?

    Hi im 17 and i was wondering if it was too late to train for dance? for example like doing pirouttes and jazz dance, i've joined dance before in school when i was about 13 and i loved it but i stopped training, now it's coming back to me should i train again or is it too late?
    Hi im 17 and i was wondering if it was too late to train for dance? for example like doing pirouttes and jazz dance, i've joined dance before in school when i was about 13 and i loved it but i stopped training, now it's coming back to me should i train again or is it too late?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Dancers: what do you think of the dancing technique in the video "Chandelier"?

    Best answer: You aren’t wrong. It’s a little girl trained in competition dance so while she was born with many gifts she was not taught proper dance technique. Competition training is about showing off flexibility and is closer to gymnastics than dance. It really is a shame as she has such potential.
    Best answer: You aren’t wrong. It’s a little girl trained in competition dance so while she was born with many gifts she was not taught proper dance technique. Competition training is about showing off flexibility and is closer to gymnastics than dance. It really is a shame as she has such potential.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do you think it’s appropriate for a 13 year old to belly dance /learn how to belly dance ?Why it why not?

    Best answer: If she is just learning the technique and how to do it Ī think it would be okay :)
    Best answer: If she is just learning the technique and how to do it Ī think it would be okay :)
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it too late to start ballet at 15?

    Best answer: Recreational ballet is for anyone of any age shape or abilities. No reason why you can’t start at age 15. In order to be ready for pointe it takes strong feet, ankles, legs and core along with balance and the ability to engage and hold turnout all the while making sure your feet don’t sickle and that you are... show more
    Best answer: Recreational ballet is for anyone of any age shape or abilities. No reason why you can’t start at age 15. In order to be ready for pointe it takes strong feet, ankles, legs and core along with balance and the ability to engage and hold turnout all the while making sure your feet don’t sickle and that you are maintaining proper alignment. Most important is strong ballet technique and there are no short cuts for that. In a good recreational ballet school it takes about three consecutive years of taking three or more standard 90 minute ballet classes a week for a recreational dancer to be ready for pointe work. While starting with an hour long class is fine for a beginner, it is important to eventually have a standard 90 minute length class with a 45 minute barre followed by 45 minutes of center and accross the floor if you wish to advance properly. Going up en pointe sooner doesn’t mean you are a quick learner, work harder or have more natural talent. It just means you have a poor teacher. You have to put in the time to build the proper muscles and technique and that can’t be rushed. Dancers up too soon run a greater risk of injury. Pointe work can really hurt if you aren’t strong enough to pull up out of your shoes. On top of that dancers up too soon can’t really dance en pointe but just sort of clump around. You must learn to do everything and do it well first on flat before you can do it en pointe. Serious preprofessional dancers take way more classes before they are allowed en pointe as they are held to a higher standard than recreational dancers.

    Look for a teen or teen/adult beginner ballet class. You cannot start with dancers your age who have been working for years. If need be you may have to start with younger dancers if that is the only beginner class available. Any school that puts you in a class that is not a beginner class doesn’t care if you learn properly. You will be cheated of learning the basics as well as building your muscles correctly. Make sure the school has proper sprung or floating floors. Marley on top is a plus but marley on an unsprung floor won’t due. Wood flooring is also fine as long as it is sprung or floating. Look for a school that is primarily a ballet school not a competition school as they are known for poor ballet training. Also look for a school that doesn’t offer a zillion dance genres or Acro and tumbling. Ballet focus is the key to getting more serious ballet training. Check to see where the teachers have danced professionally and where they have trained. If the teacher is a teen and/or their only training is that recreational dance school look elsewhere.

    One last thing. If this is all about the pointe shoes and you don’t enjoy the process on flat most likely you will quit before you get to pointe. If you don’t obsess about pointe and enjoy the process of taking ballet classes on flat you will be there before you know it. Discuss your desire to eventually go en pointe with your ballet teacher after your first year of ballet training. She will see if it is a possibility for you. There are some people who cannot ever go en pointe due to their bone and muscle structure. While it is rare it is a possiblility that you might not be able to go en pointe.. If you were born with inflexible flat feet pointe work isn’t possible. If you were born with flexible flat feet it will take longer to be ready for pointe. If you were born with the most desirable high arch/high instep ballet feet that too takes longer as that type of foot comes with weaker ankles. If you have an average arch you will get to pointe easier. You feet just won’t look as good in pointe shoes as someone with a high instep. Make sure to maintain a healthy weight. You don’t have to be thin like a professional ballet dancer but if you are very much overweight that is a problem for pointe as it can damage your feet permanently.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should grinding be allowed at school dances?

    Best answer: sure
    Best answer: sure
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is 15 too old to start gymnastics?

    I am a girl and turned 15 exactly a month ago. I have been considering going back to it. I did it when I was 9 for a while but quit cuz my mom started refusing to take me back then. Then I started again when I was 13 and did it for another while but had to quit again due to money issues. But now we are good on... show more
    I am a girl and turned 15 exactly a month ago. I have been considering going back to it. I did it when I was 9 for a while but quit cuz my mom started refusing to take me back then. Then I started again when I was 13 and did it for another while but had to quit again due to money issues. But now we are good on everything, have a ride to take me to it, and will continue to do it now. And I have been practicing my stretches and splits, (now I can do over splits) since the first time I quit. Would it still be a good time to join back or is it too late? Thanks for any advice or answers!
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do most women love dancing?

    Best answer: How would anyone know without asking every woman if they like dancing?¿
    Best answer: How would anyone know without asking every woman if they like dancing?¿
    20 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do ballet dancer dance on the tip of their toes when it's not even healthy?

    Why don't think change their dance method to dancing on the ball of their feet?
    Why don't think change their dance method to dancing on the ball of their feet?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Best cardio/weight loss exercises for dancers?

    I've been trying to lose weight, but I've been struggling a bit, partially because I'm not entirely sure what to do. I cross-train with pilates, to help with strength, but obviously that's not cardio. I know running should be avoided, since it's both hard on the knees and interferes with... show more
    I've been trying to lose weight, but I've been struggling a bit, partially because I'm not entirely sure what to do. I cross-train with pilates, to help with strength, but obviously that's not cardio. I know running should be avoided, since it's both hard on the knees and interferes with turnout, but what are good cardio exercises for weight loss to help me 1) get better endurance and 2) lose weight? The exercise classes at my school are offered at super inconvenient times, so I'm looking for things I can do on my own/at the gym. Currently, when I go to the gym, I do about 40-60 minutes on the elliptical and then some pilates exercises, but I'm not sure if I should be doing something else/doing more.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I want to learn to pole dance. How should I go about it?

    Best answer: You would have to investigate to see what types of classes are offered in your area and if they have them for your age. I would do that before talking to mom. Some places are 18+ only.
    Best answer: You would have to investigate to see what types of classes are offered in your area and if they have them for your age. I would do that before talking to mom. Some places are 18+ only.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I’m not very flexible but i want to be able to do a split how long will it take me to do a split while stretching every day?

    Best answer: Everyone is born with different degrees of flexibility. You can only increase that flexibility by 20%. The good news is 20% is actually quite a lot. While there are some people who may never be able to do a split most can if they work properly. How long it takes will depend on your natural degree of flexibility... show more
    Best answer: Everyone is born with different degrees of flexibility. You can only increase that flexibility by 20%. The good news is 20% is actually quite a lot. While there are some people who may never be able to do a split most can if they work properly. How long it takes will depend on your natural degree of flexibility along with how much of that natural flexibility you have or have not already tapped into. Nobody can tell you how long because we don’t have that information.
    Make sure you work properly. ALWAYS warm up before stretching. That means get your heart rate up first. You can do that by doing some aerobic activity first like jumping jacks of jogging in place or just dancing around a bit. Warming up helps prevent injury as well as makes stretching more productive. Never bounce in a stretch or force it. Never stretch until you feel pain. A small aching is different from pain. Give your body time to repair by taking a day off each week and don’t over do stretching.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What is easier?

    Best answer: It depends totally on your bone and muscle structure. That being said the majority of people find front splits ( either left or right side) easier and some people will never be physically capable of a box split no matter how much they work on it due to their body limitations.
    Best answer: It depends totally on your bone and muscle structure. That being said the majority of people find front splits ( either left or right side) easier and some people will never be physically capable of a box split no matter how much they work on it due to their body limitations.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I want to start dance. am i too late?

    Best answer: Recreational dance is for anyone of any age shape or abilities. You should start with ballet as that is where all your basic technique is developed. Contemporary dance relies on strong ballet training and many of the better recreational schools won’t allow you to take contemporary without ballet training first.... show more
    Best answer: Recreational dance is for anyone of any age shape or abilities. You should start with ballet as that is where all your basic technique is developed. Contemporary dance relies on strong ballet training and many of the better recreational schools won’t allow you to take contemporary without ballet training first. There are teen beginner ballet classes out there if you look for them. Flexibility is gained through ballet training. First comes strength then flexibility follows. There is no reason you cannot do this. The age you start is only one piece of the puzzle. There are dancers who start very young who will never excell along with those who start later who do excell. A lot has to do with the natural gifts of body, facility and musicality that you are born with. The only thing you are too old for is a professional career as a ballet dancer. Training for that does have to start at a slightly younger age.

    Note* please take class with a qualified teacher in a proper facility with proper sprung or floating floors. You cannot learn properly by watching videos as someone else suggested. You need a qualified teacher’s eyes and hands on you for corrections as well as the safety of a floor with “give” so you don’t get injured.
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Thoughts on this dance solo?

    One of my old classmates posted this on her Instagram. I showed it to my mom and she said "Anyone can do that, she's not showing us what she can do. Where are the tricks?". I love the solo, her smoothness with movements are beautiful. Any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3OSFjVA...
    One of my old classmates posted this on her Instagram. I showed it to my mom and she said "Anyone can do that, she's not showing us what she can do. Where are the tricks?". I love the solo, her smoothness with movements are beautiful. Any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3OSFjVA...
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Have you ever been to a dance while drunk?

    Best answer: I was drunk at my sister's wedding reception, but I did dance. It was fun!
    Best answer: I was drunk at my sister's wedding reception, but I did dance. It was fun!
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Dancers! What is the name of this piece/song in Joy Womack's video?

    Best answer: That is not from Esmeralda or Sleeping Beauty. It is called Journey by Mark Eliyahu
    Best answer: That is not from Esmeralda or Sleeping Beauty. It is called Journey by Mark Eliyahu
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Who was Manfred von Richthofen?

    Best answer: A German pilot. We English should not have shot but rather joined a German alliance.
    Best answer: A German pilot. We English should not have shot but rather joined a German alliance.
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Have you ever done the hokey pokey or the chicken dance?

    Best answer: I did the hokey pokey in kindergarten, back in the Dark Ages. Several years ago I was dragooned by friends in France to join the chicken dance and it was silly fun, most likely due to the very good wine and a situation of moderate social inebriation. Not one of my more elegant moments, though.
    Best answer: I did the hokey pokey in kindergarten, back in the Dark Ages. Several years ago I was dragooned by friends in France to join the chicken dance and it was silly fun, most likely due to the very good wine and a situation of moderate social inebriation. Not one of my more elegant moments, though.
    9 answers · 1 month ago