Anonymous said: tips for starting ballet as a teenager?

Just go for it! Try not to be embarrassed or discouraged when you see younger people excelling; remember, they’ve been doing it for years. Ask your teacher questions when you don’t understand, they’re usually good at finding ways to explain complex concepts of movement. You’re paying for this, you’re doing this for YOU, make it worth it. Have fun!

Girls Group IV Technique Class, 2013 Summer Course at The School of American Ballet.
 © 2013 Rosalie O’Connor Photography

Girls Group IV Technique Class, 2013 Summer Course at The School of American Ballet.

© 2013 Rosalie O’Connor Photography

(Source: facebook.com)

Girls Group IV Pointe Class, 2013 Summer Course at The School of American Ballet. © 2013 Rosalie O’Connor Photography

Girls Group IV Pointe Class, 2013 Summer Course at The School of American Ballet.
© 2013 Rosalie O’Connor Photography

(Source: facebook.com)

Precious Adams of USA, from Bolshoi Ballet Academy, stretches during a training session of the Contemporary Classes at the 42th International Ballet Competition “Prix de Lausanne” in February 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Source: Alexander Roth-Grisard/Getty Images Europe)

Precious Adams of USA, from Bolshoi Ballet Academy, stretches during a training session of the Contemporary Classes at the 42th International Ballet Competition “Prix de Lausanne” in February 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Source: Alexander Roth-Grisard/Getty Images Europe)

(Source: zimbio.com)

nieuwebegin:

Ballet: ‘A symbol of new South Africa’

“Focusing on ballet, that was not possible (before), nothing to think of in the township,” Trimbos said. “They have big dreams. Those things are now open for them.”

“The youngsters, they want to do it,” Trimbos said. “It’s a symbol of new South Africa, really. It’s progress, big progress.”

Beautiful gallery here.

(via ryanishka)