Too old for dance?

  • mizu5

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    Dec 11, 2010 9:23 AM GMT
    I have a history in Gymnastics and Trampoline, somewhere in the area of 12-14 years.

    I don't have the flexibility I used to, I turn 20 February. Am I too old to get into dance as a sport? As a career?

    God I feel like my glory days are gone lol, in Gym and Tramp they are anyway.
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    Dec 11, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    I'd say the odds are against you; but you might just success if you put your mind to it. It means you will certainly have to train harder than others.

    Flexibility can be recovered and improved through a systematic program. It doesn't come naturally to anyone. Professional dancers also have to work on it constantly.
    I know this because my sister was training to be a dancer all her life, but became a stay-at-home mom instead; and she now gives lessons.

    Still, it's a tough business. But if you really love it, why not give it a try?

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    Dec 11, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    You can do anything if you put ur mind into it.
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    Dec 13, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    Mizu5

    As a former dancer. Take as many ballet classes that you because it will increase your core-strength as dance and also your stretch. You may not be a principle dancer and may have to settle for being just part of the chorus.
    Given your gymnastics back ground I doubt that you would not be selected as an under-study.

    I was an under-study for a show once and ended dancing the part because the dancer selected has a lot of issues.
    Dance truly has to be your passion and you have to be ready to eat, sleep and live dance. Much like what you did when you were a gymnast.



    Also study as many disciplines that you can because it makes you a more well-rounded and sought after dancer.

    I studied five disciplines. My strongest techniques were. They call it contemporary now-in my day it was called Jazz, African Dance(Senegalese, Congolese, African Hiatain), Ballet, Tap, Modern.

    If you are still in college take a dance class as your elective and then if you like seek out a local dance studio and take classes there. They usually have a student discount rate.

    Also look into a summer dancer seminar. I attened one when I was your age, it was awsome.

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  • oyoung

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    Dec 16, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    mizu5 saidI have a history in Gymnastics and Trampoline, somewhere in the area of 12-14 years.

    I don't have the flexibility I used to, I turn 20 February. Am I too old to get into dance as a sport? As a career?

    God I feel like my glory days are gone lol, in Gym and Tramp they are anyway.


    wow~~~~ a guy haven't turned 20, said his glory days were gone. I guess I am the one half in grave.
    lol....

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