By Luana,
From USA

I am so thrilled to find this site. I am very very old compared to the normal world of beginning students of ballet. I have been wanting to reenter the world of Ballet for over 20 years now.

I first started when I was 5 years old in New England. I danced for 11 years which included being accepted into a local junior company at the age of 14 and dancing Ballets including The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, Sleeping Beauty, and a few others. I was never a principle dancer, of course, but had a lot of fun dancing and going on point. It was so much pleasure for me. After the end of my 16th year, I left the world of Ballet.

Now 31 years later, I want to seriously get back into this world. I am a runner so I may not have the flexibility, but I certainly still have the grace and the rhythm of dance. I still remember the French names of some of the steps and positions, and I think I still remember the warm-up routine. I can still remember the music played in Ballet school for the many hours at the bar during warm-up time and on the floor.

By finding this website and reading some testimonials of women my age an older that have never entered the world of Ballet, yet are mastering the art, I am very excited. I now have to find a Ballet school in my area – good luck.

Any advice or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.