Do I need to be flexible to do contemporary dancing and do I need skills in Ballet ?

by Valerie

Hi Im 12 years old, and I was wondering if I could start contemporary dancing but I have no skills in Ballet or what so ever. Is this even possible ?, Im not flexible either but i really want to try contemporary dancing. Could you tell me whats the chance of me becoming a dancer :(.

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Apr 13, 2016
Maria's reply
by: Maria

Dear Valerie,

Flexibility is important in contemporary dance, but if you are not very flexible, that doesn’t mean that you can’t dance. Contemporary dance is a very heterogeneous art and you never know what will be the needs of the choreographies that you will perform. Also, you will gain and develop your flexibility with the practice.

You don’t need ballet skills as a mandatory issue, neither. Though, studying ballet may help you develop skills that you can use to do contemporary dance. I recommend you to read my replies at the following chats to know more about these topics:

How to be more flexible

Is it too late for me to succeed professionally in the dance world?

Can I start dancing at 16?

Warm regards

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