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Can I still become a professional ballet dancer?

I am 14 and I take 7 classes a week at my dance studio. I think I have a dancer's body and random people I don't know have come up to me after a recital and told me I am a beautiful dancer. I really really REALLY want to be a professional ballet dancer, but the problem is that my mom doesn't want me to go to a special dance school right now because she thinks it is important that I get a good education, and I agree. But, I still want to be a dancer. I don't need to be the prima, and I don't even need to be in a well-known company, I just want to go to work every day to dance. Is it still possible for me to be a professional, or will I just have to dance for fun once I graduate college?

Asked By: Fiona - 1/6/2013
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To become a professional ballet dancer, you need to be born with the body, facility and musicality it requires. As only 2% of the population has a ballet body, most people don't really know what that really is and how actually awkward and unbalanced it looks in person. Ballet bodies are unnatural looking and not... More
Answered By: mintchips49 - 1/6/2013
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My dance instructor didn't even START dance until High School. He went to a school of the arts in our home state and worked very hard. He became a very successful professional dancer. Now if you want to be a prima ballerina then you may be on the road to that because you are practicing very long and hard. but prima... More
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Answered By: Renee - 1/6/2013
 
While your chances of becoming a professional dancer are much better if you get into a good school which feeds into a major dance company, it's still possible.I dance at a studio in a small town, but our teacher used to be a professional dancer, so it's very high quality teaching. Several of our students have gone on... More
Answered By: pigpenguin91 - 1/6/2013
 
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