The truth about learning ballet as an adult!
Let’s be honest, taking up ballet as an adult is not going to turn you into a professional ballet dancer. But what adult ballet classes do offer you is something far more rewarding than a short-lived dance career, and that’s time. Time to learn, time to practice, time to master the steps, time to improve your artistry, time for life experience, time to change, time for yourself!
Ballet is an autonomous art form which requires your complete concentration from the beginning of the barre to the final bow, ironically no time to think about anything else! This way of working means we are mindful of and fully committed to what we want to achieve.
For professionals, we start young and grow up fast as the career is so short, often over before you’re 40. For most amateurs, the hardest thing is realising that they have this time for growth and change that professionals don’t . . .
Transitioning from our working environments (deadlines, annual reviews, career ladders etc.) to the studio where time stands still (except it doesn’t, 90 min classes seem never long enough 😆) in order for you to work safely towards what you want to achieve, whether that be better posture, flexibility, skill or rhythm. There’s no pressure at this stage of your ballet life. One thing you won’t find in an adult ballet class is boredom as the journey is never ending!
I teach adults who are total beginners or advanced, of all ages, from all walks of life, at all different levels of fitness, men and women, athletes to actors, able-bodied and those with disabilities . . . Ballet is for everyone!