Career Development Plan - Too Old to Begin Ballet?

by Meggie
(Halifax )

Career Development Plan - Too Old to Begin Ballet?

Hi, I'm 14 years old and I was wondering if I'm too old to begin taking ballet lessons? Thankyou!


Reply by Odette

Career Development Plan - Too Old to Begin Ballet?

Hello Isabelle,

Thank you for you query, it is great to hear from you!

In terms of a hobby, of course it is not too late for you to take dance. What have you got to loose? Go for it! It will definitely benefit your co-ordination, posture, flexibility and your general health and well-being. It's such a beautiful art form and I encourage you to be a part of the beauty too.

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. Ballet exercises are valuable to both the mind and the body. Ballet dancers will understand the mental, emotional and physical benefits to achieved from practicing the discipline of ballet.

It may prove harder to fulfill a career in ballet, as most professional dancers began training at an earlier age. However, renowned choreographers such as Frederick Ashton and Matthew Bourne both began dance training at a later age and still managed to pursue a successful career within the dance world. So you never know what beginning ballet could lead into the future.

It highly depends on your self-motivation to how you succeed in becoming a professional ballet dancer. The Seven Secrets, on the 'Seven Secrets of Ballet' page, will give you the key answers of how to thrive in the ballet world.

Best Wishes,


ps. To become the best dancer you can be, learn the Seven Secrets ..... go to my 'Seven Secrets of Ballet' page

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