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When did you first do a pas de deux
By McJagger Comments: 86, member since Sun Apr 27, 2014
On Sun Jan 03, 2016 03:41 PM

Wondering how old people typically are when they do pas de deux?

6 Replies to When did you first do a pas de deux

re: When did you first do a pas de deux
By hummingbird Comments: 10419, member since Mon Apr 18, 2005
On Sun Jan 03, 2016 07:08 PM
I was 16 but that was because I swapped schools to one where there were male students and a proper pas teacher.
re: When did you first do a pas de deux
By Storm_Trouper Comments: 808, member since Mon May 21, 2012
On Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:54 PM
''typical'' may be a bit difficult to define universally.

Systematic partner training, men's technique, pointe and variations are aspects of the curricula of various vocational academies throughout the school year, and can be offered as part of their SI's where there are sufficient males enrolled. These are schools where students take academics for part of the day and take dance for part of the day, 5-6 days per week. So middle school through secondary school age. What is a typical starting age in European countries may or may not be the same as elsewhere.

You can watch youtube videos where quite young dancers of elementary school age have trained in order to perform duets involving pas en pointe, and this doesn't appear to be atypical in that these clips are not rare. The videos of pas classes posted by the significant academies don't feature such young students in my survey of pas video posts. (I posted a similar question to the one in this thread 2 years ago, didn't get definitive responses, and so proceeded to do an online survey of videos and academy curricula reviews.)
re: When did you first do a pas de deux
By vivien_o Comments: 51, member since Sat Jun 14, 2014
On Fri Jan 08, 2016 06:36 PM
I was 17, my normal studio doesn't offer it but the SI I went to did.
re: When did you first do a pas de deux
By mikochan Comments: 11, member since Fri Dec 11, 2015
On Mon Jan 11, 2016 07:58 AM
My school usually starts around 13-14 years old if they are taking advanced class.
re: When did you first do a pas de deux
By S_H_A_O_ Comments: 234, member since Sun Apr 21, 2013
On Mon Jan 11, 2016 01:26 PM
I began doing pas de deux when I was 12.
re: When did you first do a pas de deux
By CeCedancerr5678 Comments: 29, member since Sun Feb 15, 2015
On Mon Jan 11, 2016 01:48 PM
My First PDD class was yesterday :), I'm 14

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