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At what age did you take your first ballet class? Maybe your parents enrolled you in a pre-ballet class when you were under five years old. Perhaps you didn't buy your first pair of ballet slippers until you were 9. Ballet is fun and rewarding at every age, but professional ballet dancers usually begin training at an early age. At what age did you start ballet? Share Your Age

I Started at age 7

Started Ballet around age 7. Talked my parent's into signing me up. One other Boy in class. The usual Girl talk but, was accepted. It was fun then & is now. I take two to three classes a week. Very serious. Now in my Twenties. Don't let the boys in your school tease you. Ballet is Fun & Beautiful
—Guest Mark

is it to late

In 11 I want to do ballet is it to late because my family can't afford for it HEEELLP MEE
—Guest in

I started when I was 6

U really don't hafto start young to be a ballerina my friend jasmine started this year she is 11 and already working on her pointe!
—Guest Poppy

Started at age 5 or 6

I believe I started in First grade. A little shy at first. There were 3 boys in class. I couldn't believe how much it was. Had to wear Pink slippers. No black that small at that time. Started with thirty minute classes. The three us took Ballet until middle school. They didn't want to be teased. I realized I had to take at least three classes a week to get good at it. I loved all the costumes and the all the beautiful colors. I also found out when you get older in Ballet that the Boys will tease you & call you names. I had my parents support me & I dance until my earl forties. You can start Ballet at any age. It's fun & you get to lift girls.
—Guest Dance Lad

Is My Age 12 can wear pointe shoes?..

I really love ballet and I super duper love ballet shoes and pointe shoes I wish I can wear pointe shoes someday Because I really wish that in my wholelife pls replly can I wear pointe shoes in my age 12 Because when I wear my ballet shoes at home I can tiptoe it WITHOUT holding in any object can I really wear pointe shoes?
—Guest Babida

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

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