How old is too old to start modern dance?

Previously, I had touched upon the age requirements for ballet with regard to a professional career and recreation. Now a reader wants to know: What about modern dance? Modern dance was developed as the sort of \”anti-ballet\” dance. Mary Wigman-one of the major players in the beginnings of the modern dance movement-abandoned the pointe shoe andContinue reading “How old is too old to start modern dance?”

A ballerina or not?

Ballerina [bahl-lay-REE-rlah (Italian)]A principal female dancer in a ballet company. In the days of the Russian Imperial Theatres the title was given to the outstanding soloists who danced the chief classical roles. (American Ballet Theatre Ballet Dictionary) Some ballet students recently got pretty upset when a younger girl referred to herself as a \”ballerina\” and feltContinue reading “A ballerina or not?”

Blogging Ballet: How old is too old to begin dancing?

\”Am I too old to start ballet?\” is a question asked very often (several times this week, alone) so it just seemed like a great time to address the subject. Whether you were bitten by the ballet bug because you saw The Nutcracker, Ballet West\’s Breaking Pointe or have just always wanted to dance and neverContinue reading “Blogging Ballet: How old is too old to begin dancing?”