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Can any male dancer do ballet as a amateur?
By stephen83 Comments: 20, member since Mon Mar 16, 2009
On Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:35 PM
Edited by stephen83 (209060) on 2017-01-13 22:36:55

Is it possible for a man in has 30s to do amateur ballet? Like be non-professional dancer.I'm just a beginner in his early 30s but love ballet dancing a lot so wanted see if this is optional.

3 Replies to Can any male dancer do ballet as a amateur?

re: Can any male dancer do ballet as a amateur?
By stephen83 Comments: 20, member since Mon Mar 16, 2009
On Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:42 PM
stephen83 wrote:

Is it possible for a man in his 30s to do amateur ballet? Like be non-professional dancer.I'm just a beginner in his early 30s but love ballet dancing a lot so wanted see if this is optional.
re: Can any male dancer do ballet as a amateur?
By guyclone Comments: 253, member since Wed Dec 28, 2005
On Thu Jan 26, 2017 05:46 AM
Of course! I started taking recreational adult classes a few years ago. Studios love to have guys! I was nervous at first but there was nothing to be nervous about. I'm not very good but it's amazing exercise, I have fun, and I've met some great people!
Don't hesitate! Find a studio that offers adult beginner classes and go for it.
re: Can any male dancer do ballet as a amateur?
By doctor1 Comments: 26, member since Fri Sep 30, 2005
On Fri Jan 27, 2017 07:07 AM
Yes - if you mean performing as an amateur, it will depend on a few factors. Most important is getting good enough to perform, and then also finding a company or school performance that would have roles for male amateurs to perform. SilverGreyDancer, on this forum, started around age 50 and has performed many roles. I've read other blogs where guys started late and did the same thing. I don't think you'll regret trying ballet - it's difficult but rewarding too.

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