“Reality is wrong. Dreams are real.”
Being a ballerina means beautiful, ethereal and light movement but also sweat, tears, and great stamina for long hours of dancing.And finally, the lights turn on and curtain draw up for the moment all dancers hunger for and are addicted to. Then, they dance. Despite such an arduous living for a just one pivotal part of dancers’ lives, it is their life and their source of breathing. It is passion makes these moments unforgettable and what drives these dancers to strive for the perfect their bodies can enable them to do. This is the life of a dancer.
If you can imagine yourself living this life, then you might just be on a path of a Dancer already. Chances are you will have to work extremely hard, perhaps even dance every day to catch-up with the rest of the girls or boys who are already adept in the dance world. You might be disappointed and discouraged along the journey but if you truly had the passion for pursuing this dream there is potential in the future. Contrary to popular belief, I believe it is possible to start as a late bloomer. As a late starter myself, I think I believe in it more than anything else. If you have not read my previous blog please go and have a look to glimpse a little into my dance journey. Already, I have been invited to the RAD Intermediate class with two other students who began their dance journey with me on the first day in September. Next term, after summer I will be attending intermediate class thrice a week! I can’t wait!
Anyways, back to the topic, it is entirely possible. I see so much young girl in their early teens and late teens losing hope in their passion for this art.
“It’s too late for me to do ballet.”
I think when people say this they mean they don’t see themselves becoming the next Svetlana Zakharova, Misty Copeland and/or Darcy Bussell. Thus, these young teens end up not doing dancing at all. Which I think is a pity because dancing is not about becoming the next prima ballerina, it is about enjoying the beautiful art of ballet. In my opinion, if you have this mindset stated above you don’t have the passion for dance at all. Passion means you pursue it, despite setbacks and discouragement. It means loving it from the heart, not of where it can lead you.
So, dancers, I think it’s important to reflect on your outlook and if you can make sacrifices for this big dream of yours. But, I also know that it’s not that simple. Money is a huge problem and soon I will have a post concerning this issue, so look forward to that! Ballet is very expensive but never give up so easily!
This post is a shout out to all late- starters in the dance world!
As always thanks for reading. Stay tune for more!
EDIT: you might be wondering why I am posting two posts on the same day. Initially, I made another website with another wordpress account but it got me very confused and I wanted to concentrate my writing for a specific audience. Also, following and follower was very puzzling too. So, here is the reason why! 😉