Too Late For Ballet? | Some Encouragement For Late Starting Ballerinas Everywhere

Hello, people of earth! It is I, Rey-bekah. πŸ’πŸ»πŸŽ‰

Today I would like to talk about something that’s been on my heart to write.

And that something is the ever-present question… is it too late for me to start ballet?

Simply put, it is never too late.

Whether you’re 13, 50, or 90, it is never too late to try something new.

The first and most important step is to figure out your goal.

What is your goal with ballet? Do you want to be a professional, or just get back in shape?

Figuring out your goal is half the battle.

Achieving your goal:

Surround yourself with people who believe in you!

Find a dance studio that intends to challenge and push you. No one ever got what they wanted inside their comfort zone.

Did you know that world renown ballerina Misty Copeland started ballet at age thirteen? That is considerably late for a now principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

My number one piece of advice for someone who wants to begin ballet is to never give up. Your dream is worth fighting for! ❀️If you dance ballet, what age did you begin at?P.S. Megan and Clara are BOTH hosting giveaways! Click HERE for Megan’s, and HERE for Clara’s!

A side note: I will not be posting this Friday like I usually do. I have dance recitals and will be super busy all weekend. See you all on Monday!!

29 thoughts on “Too Late For Ballet? | Some Encouragement For Late Starting Ballerinas Everywhere”

      1. Yeah! πŸ˜€ I did modern dance for awhile, and then realized I wanted to do ballet. My studio put me in an intermediate class, and now I’m an advanced dancer. I hope to go en pointe this year. 😁

        -Bekah ❀️

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    1. Awe, I’m sure you are graceful! I’m actually very tall for my age, and even taller with pointe shoes – but I don’t let my height stop me. Would you mind me asking how tall you are? β€οΈπŸ˜€

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  1. Like all little girls, I took a class when I was little. I wasn’t too interested in it. Then my sister started to really enjoy it and at age 12-ish I began again in the class below her. I moved up and improved and we were in the same class. I loved dancing on stage and performing. As of right now in my busy high school life, I only take drop ins for P.E. My sister has gotten really good and has begun pointe. I miss the performances but ultimately decided God was calling me elsewhere and helping me decide my priorities.

    Haha….long comment πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes, girl! I’m in almost the exact situation. I took a ballet class when I was around 3 or 4, and hated it. Then at 12, I decided to try it again. And now here I am almost 3 years later, moving up and hopefully getting my pointe shoes soon. Much luck to you and your sister!!

      (Thank you for the wonderful long comment! πŸ˜€)

      -Bekah ❀️

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  2. I totally agree – it’s never too late to start ballet!!
    I started when I was around 7 I think…
    Good luck and have fun at your dance recital!

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