Ballet Dancers Age

by Mary

Ballet Dancers Age

Hi, I was wondering. How old do you have to be to start ballet?


Reply by Odette

Ballet Dancers Age

Hello Mary,

Thank you for contacting me, it is pleasure to hear from you.

You ask a very good question and the answer can depend on various factors, such as whether a dancer wants to start as a hobby or more professionally.

You can start ballet from practically any age, as ballet lessons can be given for children as young as two to three years old. At such a young age, ballet is more of a fun hobby and enjoyable activity for young dancers.

To start ballet professionally, the age can also vary. I started ballet at the age of 8 and by 11 years old I started to train more professionally at a vocational ballet school. However, I have known of many dancers who start ballet much later and still manage to pursue a professional career. I would say that at least by the age of 16 or 17 is when you should be training professionally to build the strength of a ballerina.

But I don't think you can ever be too young or old to start ballet as a hobby. It is never too late to begin ballet as a hobby and you will find it will give you many benefits such as your co-ordination, posture, flexibility and your general health and well-being.

There are no strict age limits, as it mostly depends on the individual to whether they have the strength and endurance to commit to lessons. Many people have turned to ballet as an enjoyable and rewarding form of exercise. This is because it tones and strengthens the body whilst still making it supple and lean.

All the best,


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To old to go pro
by: Jenny

I'm 11 soon 12 I did ballet for a month when i was 3 I really want to start again but am I to old to go pro

by: Anonymous

I started when I was 7
and I'm 12 now .
starting ballet is the best choice I've
ever made .

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