Is it too late for ME?
That’s the number one question I get here at Dance Advantage. I’ve even given an answer before.
Every person thinks their situation is completely unique. And it is! But that doesn’t necessarily change the answer.
Still, as teachers do, I’ll keep saying it in different ways because every individual processes differently.
My latest inquiry came from a 13-year-old. She said:
“I want to know if it’s too late to dance.”
That one has a really simple answer.
It is never too late to dance. You can do that at any time and at any age.
However, I suspect she’s asking if it is too late to perform professionally, or at least get good enough to consider it.
Surprisingly, it’s still a pretty simple answer:
It is absolutely not too late to begin at 13 and become a professional performer (i.e. dance as a primary occupation not a pastime). Many dancers have done this.
What about drastically later? Age 30? 40?? Well, that’s very improbable but I can’t say it’s absolutely impossible.
Even dancers who begin at 3 or 6 or 9, struggle to make a profession of dance. It has nothing to do with age. [Read more…] about Is It Too Late To Dance? The Answer is Simple