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Okay starting ballet at 16, any tips for me?

okay I'm 16 right now and I'm signing up for ballet classes this fall, I've taken 2 adult beginner classes this summer and I decided I really like it and want to continue. I have a few questions, and I realize it'll take a lot of work. 1. will I ever catch up to my age group? if so how long? 2. do you know anyone that started as late as me? how are they doing now? 3. will I ever get the chance to perform, in like a local nutcracker? 4. do I ever have the chance of joining a small company? 5. If I take classes twice a week (1.5 hour classes) and practice at home (I'm already working with a theraband) how long till pointe? Thank You!

Asked By: clueless - 7/20/2011
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Recreational ballet is for anyone of any age. There are recreational dancers on this site that started in their 30s and are doing just fine. There is no reason why you cannot perform in local productions too... More
Answered By: mintchips49 - 7/20/2011
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Answered By: Dinesh Kumarr - 7/20/2011
 
There is not a specific age group for your age. 16 yr old are at different levels. I know one girl who started as late she is 2nd level of ballet , but she is super serious into it. Usually if you're enrolled at a dance center they have recitals. when joining a ballet company you have to be at a certain level at least... More
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Answered By: Melissa Ordonez - 7/20/2011
 
1. yes, i don't know it depends your disciplinary, but if you do the best like 3 years 1 for begginer 2 for strengthen your feet and then 3 for preparing your point shoes... More
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Answered By: Claraa Rosas - 7/20/2011
 
1. usually they would have "teen ballet" which can range from 13+. there'll be different levels of experience, and you probably won't be the only beginner, and if you are, there are a lot of people who completely suck but still dance just to dance(:, so there might not be much catching up to do with everyone. technique... More
Answered By: Sierra. - 7/20/2011
 
1. You would probably never be as good as them technically wise but i am sure would pick up up the steps quickly... More
Answered By: Dance Freak - 7/20/2011
 
1. if you work hard, then you can definately do it... More
Answered By: Morgan Symonds - 7/20/2011
 
1. will I ever catch up to my age group? if so how long... More
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Answered By: grace k - 7/20/2011
 
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