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I'm a 12 year old girl

I'm 12 and I don't have any experience with dance but I would love to start. I just love seeing people dancing and just wishing that was me. But I don't want to enter a dance class and I'm 6 years older than the little girls and I'm really shy and self centered but I want to be able to feel free and with dance and music that's how I express myself. Please reply.
—Guest Lilly

I Am 12 Years Old....

I began doing ballet when i was 10 but i stopped because i cannot do my ballet class because my classmates there in my ballet school is the ages of 6,7,8,9,10 and i am the oldest there and when i see girls gossiping about me i am so sad because i am the tallest hahah because they are so little and i am big and i think i am more beautiful in dancing than them hahahah joke:):):)i wish i could wear pointe shoes and do ballet again in this age 12!!I am here in the Philippines :):P:)
—Guest Donna

Not too late

I began ballet at the age of 3 and continued for 3 years until I quit because I thought that it wasn't for me. However, when I turned 14, I began ballet again because I realized I made a mistake of quitting. I continued for two years and then had to quit due to my studies. I am currently 18 and am wanting to start again. Although my ballet training was inconsistent, I don't think it's too late to start all over. Ballet does require much effort and will be time consuming, especially if you're wanting to do extremely well at a later age. I don't think it's too late to begin, but there will be certain movements that will be difficult to attain due to your age and how your body is currently handling what you're trying to do. Either way, give it your all and you will start seeing the results you've been desiring. Good luck. (:
—Guest Crystal

I am 12 years old

I am 12 years old I wish my parents can enroll me in a ballet school even I am 12 years old Because I reallyblove ballet in my wholelife I wish I can wear pointe shoes I live in the Philippines!!!
—Guest Donna Babida

A 12 year old girl

I am 12 years old I wish my parents can enroll me in a ballet school even I am 12 years old Because I reallyblove ballet in my wholelife I wish I can wear pointe shoes I live in the Philippines!!!
—Guest Donna Babida

Three

I was three when I started dancing, and I'm 15 now :) dancing is my favorite thing to do
—Guest Amanda

Not too late to start at teen age?

When I was young, I had a few friends that do ballet and dancing. I wanted to do ballet, but my family didn't support me to be one. I ALWAYS wanted to be a dancer. I'm 16 now, almost going to be 17 on October. I wonder, it's not too late to be one?
—Guest Elizabeth

ballet

I starting around 5 or 7 but stopped at 12 I want to do it again I am 18 years old. to late ?
—Guest jessica thomas

Started at 11

I started when I was 11, now 12. I was really shy at first because every body in my classes had taken dance since they were 3, and I have never taken a class in my life. I chose not to let them get the best of me, and just try my hardest. I discovered that dance was my passion and I started putting my heart and soul into it. I was only taking a half an hour contempary class, 45 minute ballet and jazz once a week. I showed up to classes with a big smile on my face, and you know what? I got awarded a jazz award, and got gold in contempary! Even tho some of the dancer were better, I still had some good qualities of my own!!! And now, I will never quit dance!! Oh and I'm now taking jazz, ballet, contempary, hip hop, tap, acro, jazz solo, contempary duet, and hip hop trio.. I think it's never too late to dance, unless u want to dance professionally!
—Guest Bolddancer20095

Started at 11

I started when I was 11, now 12. I was really shy at first because every body in my classes had taken dance since they were 3, and I have never taken a class in my life. I chose not to let them get the best of me, and just try my hardest. I discovered that dance was my passion and I started putting my heart and soul into it. I was only taking a half an hour contempary class, 45 minute ballet and jazz once a week. I showed up to classes with a big smile on my face, and you know what? I got awarded a jazz award, and got gold in contempary! Even tho some of the dancer were better, I still had some good qualities of my own!!! And now, I will never quit dance!! Oh and I'm now taking jazz, ballet, contempary, hip hop, tap, acro, jazz solo, contempary duet, and hip hop trio.. I think it's never too late to dance, unless u want to dance professionally!
—Guest Bolddancer20095

12

I really wanna do ballet or dance! Ive been looking at professional dancers and they do some pretty awesome stuff! I wanna be like them; flexible and can do turns and stuff. Im 12 and REALLY wanna start some kind of dance! Is it too late for me?
—Guest Marie

I am 16

Can i start playing ballet or that will not be able or hard for me ?? I am very fit
—Guest Kate

Starting at 15

I'm starting this summer at age 15. I do have some dance experience, but not in ballet. It's more in hip hop, jazz, and contemporary, etc. Never seriously though. I am really looking forward to it. I never plan on becoming a professional or anything, but I would love to do very well. Just for fun! :)
—Guest Lillie

12 years

Hello. I've always wanted to do ballet, and still do. Since I am a great hip-hop dancer, my parents want me to stay in the hip hop area of dancing. And my sister says that ballerinas are dainty. I always wanted to be a professional dancer, but I think it's too late... Only recreational
—Guest Camille

14

I was 14 when I started ballet, now 15 and I have improved. I will be continuing next year and hope to get the splits down.
—Guest Moi

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