Career Development Plan - Too late to start training?
Hi, I've been dancing since I was 3 and I am now 14 and I am still very active but I just started Pointe last year and now I am thinking seriously on becoming a professional dancer. The problem is my teacher is not very serious and I live in a very small town and I'd have to travel out of town to go somewhere else. Also it would break my teachers heart if I left her studio. I just want to know should I start training now or do I still have time left? Also what is the age where its to late to start training?
Reply by Odette
To : - Career Development Plan - Too late to start training?
Thank you for your query, it's lovely to hear from you.
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By following my career development plan, you are on the Take Action stage which is great. It is good you are now contemplating on taking up dancing as your profession.
At a vocational school students can start training from the early age of 11 right up until they are 18, so you do still have time left.
If you are serious about becoming a professional dancer then you need to think about where the best place is for you to train, study and learn. If your dance school doesn't fully support this then you need to consider other possibilities with your parents and teacher. Your teacher should be happy and proud that one of her students wants to take on dancing onto a more professional level so do not worry about that.
Many dancers have to make a lot of sacrifices to become a professional which can mean traveling out of town. In my case, I had to travel to a different town and board at a vocational ballet school to get intensive training. But that's considered lucky - I have known many dancers who have had to travel across the world to study at an elite school.
Good luck and don't hesitate to come back to ask any more queries! Keep in touch!
All the best
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