Career Development Plan - Ballet in Nigeria

PLS ODETTE, I AM 19 YEARS OF AGE AND FROM NIGERIA. THINGS LIKE DANCING BALLET ARE NOT COMMON HERE AND NO PARENTS WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THEIR KID TO GO FOR ANY THING DANCING, ACTING OR GYMNASTIC IN PLACE OF SCHOOLING. IT WAS JUST RECENTLY THAT I HAD THE PASSION FOR DANCING AND BALLET SPECIFICALLY. IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT FOR ME TO LOCATE A BALLET SCHOOL BUT AM STILL IN THE SEARCH. I CAN DO TWO OR MORE OF THE BALLET POSITIONS BUT I AM STRIVING FOR MORE. I WANT SUCH INSTITUTIONS TO BE COMMON IN NIGERIA.







NOW, MY QUESTION IS, CAN I STILL DANCE BALLET AT MY AGE? I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE IT SEEMS THIS PASSION OF MINE WANTS TO DRIVE ME CRAZY!

YOU CAN SEND YOUR ANSWER THROUGH MY EMAIL; PRECIOUSOKECHUKWU34@YAHOO.COM.

I WOULD SEND MY PICTURE LATER PLS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AS YOU DO MORE TO INSPIRE ME.


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Reply by Odette
To:- Career Development Plan - Ballet in Nigeria

Hello,

Thank you for your message, it is great to hear from you. I understand it must be difficult to fulfill your passion in ballet if there are few schools in your area. Yet it is absolutely so important to have correct teaching and regular classes in ballet, because it gives you the chance to improve and progress.

I always believe it is never too late to dance ballet, but it is whether you are thinking about a hobby or a career that makes the difference. As a hobby, it is always possible. As a career, it proves a challenge to begin at the later age of 19 when many young ballet dancers have already gained a place in a ballet company on their way to a professional career.

Even if you do not have a ballet school right now, you can still educate yourself and learn all you can about ballet to give you a head start. Find your favourite ballerina and watch different ballets online. It all helps to giving you the potential to become a great dancer yourself.

I expect my website will be a great use to you, as you can enter the world of ballet dancers by just reading through my pages. Remember, I am always here to help and guide you towards any goals or thoughts you may have.

Best wishes,
Odette





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by: Nigerian Teen

Am also experiencing such ballet problems.am a teen from nigeria, am 14 and i have learnt atleast (the five basic positions,am tall,slim,with gracefull body and arms and am a male that loves ballet but no training schools arround.. Looking foward to Your advice

Reply to Ballet in Nigeria
by: Odette


Hello,
Thank you for your message and commenting here on similar subject matter. Through my website you will find young ballet dancers in many similar situations, so it's a great place to find advice!
Firstly, there are many questions you need to reflect on if you want to move forward and have a chance to study ballet... Do your family support you? Are there absolutely no dance schools in your area to study at? Will your parents help you?

I go through these questions more in my new ebook, "7 Virtues of a Professional Dancer". You will see in Virtue 1:Circumstance, there are ballet dancers that rise from all kinds of different backgrounds.

Keep in touch, it's always a pleasure to hear from you.

Best wishes,
Odette

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hello everyone I understand the challenge of being a ballet dancer in Nigeria. I have successfully trained my self in the art and presently running my own ballet company here in Port Harcourt(ABEHOLA Ballet). If you need help you can contact me on facebook: www.facebook.com/ovinuchie and very soon we will launch a facebook page. You can also e-mail me:oviidaniel@yahoo.com. so being a professional ballet dancer here in Nigeria is very much possible! cheers. looking forward to hearing from you.

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