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So I need some ADVICE, please read, and please use the comments to give advice.
I'll try to make it as short as possible:))

    I have always loved to dance. But mostly it was dancing to the radio at night... until I took a hip hop class last fall. Then we moved, and I started a Zoom ballet class by a studio nearby.
    I started late, in more ways than one. The studio's year is July to June, I think, and I wasn't the ONLY late-comer there, although I didn't know that for a while. I started about nine or ten months late! Also, most professional dancers started YOUNG (before 9) especially with girls. There are some exceptions (You will definitely find Misty Copeland's name) but mostly?
    I'm 13. (In other words, I want to be a professional ballet dancer.)
    So near when year ended, my mom asked if I wanted to continue ballet or go back to hip hop. I almost told her hip hop, but decided to push telling her until after the Zoom recital. It was kind of amazing and ballet is what I went with. In the past couple months, I have looked up some random things about ballet and watched some YouTube videos, and I have discovered some things.
    Including: A lot of training, four or five or six days a week, is something you should have. Here's a couple problems with that... I have 5 siblings. We do not have a ton of extra money laying around for paying lessons that I *think* are usually *fairly* expensive. At least if you are doing a lot of them!
    I probably don't need to dive into everything right away. But if you could read "Advice for Late Starters to Ballet" by Dare to Dance, one of the pieces of advice is "Get serious fast."
    (And yes, I know I will have to work very hard because of the late starter thing, but you know what? I'm willing and I'm not giving up.)
    (Also, I discovered Christian ballet companies exist which I definitely did NOT know and is kind of amazing since I'm *if you didn't know now you do!* a Christian)
    Also, I went through something similar to this with acting and writing. But acting... it seems like something I could give up eventually in pursuit of this.
    You don't have to be a professional to answer my questions. They are:
    1. Should I just wait things out and see where they go? The studio I am currently going to has several dance teams (competitive and non-competitive) which one day may be something I can do to get more hours in.
    2. I'm a shy person. Should I tell my family about this new dream, or wait a little while?
    3. Might this be like the acting and writing things, where I just think I need it for a while and then move on to another thing?
    4. Should I talk to the people I know who do ballet or know about it? Such as: my aunt told me about pointe shoes several years ago, my cousin (her daughter) does ballet (or did? And we have each other's phone numbers) and I have a friend (though we are not as close as we used to be, mainly because we haven't seen each other as often) who also does ballet (we have each other's messenger kids but I unintentionally spammed her a year or two ago.)

    I am sorry this is not as short as I thought it would be. Please comment any advice!
    Note: I was not planning on writing this unless I still felt this way April 1 of next year, but I couldn't resist! Thanks for reading! 💜💜💜💜

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Comments (25)


27 days ago
@Liv. Yes
77 days ago
Hello, is everyone okay?
86 days ago
Wait is this the real li i l y? Or an imposter. Look at her most recent post

l i l y (60414)17 minutes ago
@everyone lol how are you guys online all the time? I’m on here because I am sick and have nothing else to do 😂

@Terry Grace/maybe fake? I don’t know, my mom lets me wear makeup. But I don’t wear it because I’m lazy. It is isn’t really something your parent(s) can control. You can wear it, but don’t be surprised if they have a negative reaction. I am in seventh grade and at least half of the girls in my grade wear mascara/eye liner. More girls are wearing it than last year.

l i l y (34245)4 hours ago
Happy birthday :)

Look at the numbers. A fake maybe? Don't want to be mean. Ever since I got framed I am like hyer scared of impersonators.
119 days ago
@itz a V. If you need any advice i will try to give you the best advice i can.
125 days ago
Hey thanks for replying, sorry I sounded angry and everything. I was mad with my life and all so….yeah. Im the happiest person I know….most of the time.
137 days ago
@itz a V. I hope your doing OK.
139 days ago
What would u do, if ur a random shoulder to cry on, nobody big or important. And then u witness a big family argument in which ur mam threatens divorce? It doesn’t matter nobody’s going to reply BYE
193 days ago
Eli,I have 2 extremely annoying brothers,who r always insulting me,this never works wth them, but it might work 4u. 1.burn out any anger or feelings in a Journal, 2.ignore anything rude they say,and complement them or say something nice. 3.repeat step 1,and2,for a couple of days, 4.once their rude talk Has kinda like died out,go talk to them,and tell them how u feel,if that doesn't work,(and don't hate me 4 saying this,)ur 'friends' aren't actually friends💕. Keep me posted😜😜😜😝😝😝😝😝😝
260 days ago
If anyone needs advice or just need to vent come here!
267 days ago
268 days ago
Anyone aliveeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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589 days ago
sry nvm thought this was for advice!!!!!!!!!!
590 days ago
hey i rlly need friendship advice. my friend group has been rlly rude to me, and today they called me racist and it rlly hurts bc i am NOT racist. i said "k and j r twinning today! they have matching fits!" and then some of the girls blew up at me calling me racist and i went home early crying bc i cant take it. they have all been superrr rude to me and then they were talking behind my back today. what do i do? pls respond ASAP if u have any advice!!!!!!!
716 days ago
Hey I've created a advice page to help girls with girl problems and much more than just that! Go here if you need my advice: https://www.allthetests.com/quiz39/quiz/1623710243/Advice-30
1010 days ago
Thanks so much Elise!
1016 days ago
Sorry I think you should tell everyone. Dreams change sure but if you don’t want to do it, DO IT GIRL! You don’t have to be in class to practice, so you can have a class once a week or once a month to save money. You could also have a lemonade stand or a small business on the days you are free to raise money so that you can pay part of the payment for your class. I think it’s awesome you found a great dream. Reach for the moon and fly to a new galaxy is what my mom says to me. It’s good advice, and that’s what you need.
1016 days ago
I need advice from you guys please
1031 days ago
BUT, I don't think my mom really likes the competitive thing. However... if I told her some things... I might be able to convince her. Although right now I have anxiety that would keep me from going on a stage (too complicated to explain)
I'm not even sure this comment has any point any more.