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Anonymous asked:

Thanks so much.

No problem! :)


Anna Nevzorova, Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Photo: Nikolay Krusser
Photo: Nikolay Krusser
Anonymous asked:

Tips for starting ballet as an adult?

Congrats on starting ballet!

I think the most important thing is to stay positive and not get discouraged. Ballet is hard work, and sometimes it can be easy to get caught up in what other dancers might look like, or where your technique should be after a certain amount of time, or even what ballet “should” or “shouldn’t” be. However, ballet is also really fulfilling and beautiful regardless of your level of dance, and if you focus on your own health, work hard at your own pace, and most importantly be proud of the dancing that you do, I’m sure you’ll be wonderful. 

Let me know how it goes! :)


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  • I'm a dancer (been dancing for years now) and I have realized that being an amazing dancer has nothing to do with how many turns you can do, how high you can get your leg, or how skinny you are. Dance is truly an art form and so much more than these things have to be applied. P A S S I O N. Dance means nothing without it. I would rather see a dancer who has passion and no technique than someone who has trained for years and shows no emotion or desire to be there.
  • Don't be hard on yourself for not being able to do 4 turns or hit that 6 o'clock. Everyone is different and when it's your time... it will be glorious. All the obstacles you face will make your success story so much better! So work your hardest and do what you love!That's a dancer!
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