Thought This Was Really Cool

I was doing some youtube surfing, came across these videos, and thought they were really inspirational. I love seeing ballet danced by actual adult beginners. The way the teacher/choreographer simplified the choreography for their level really shows me that it totally can be done (which is where the whole ‘inspirational’ part comes in, I guess?). I wonder, is this a rehearsal or a class? Even if it was just for a class and it wouldn’t involve any performing, I think it’d be so fun to learn choreography and do whole dances.  Unfortunately, the only classes I know of that teach any choreography for ballet without the required performance are only at a more advanced level…

I’d love to see more pieces being danced by actual beginners who are adults in the future!

No, I’m not in any of these clips. I’m hoping it is not considered inappropriate to post videos of amateurs that are not yourself on your blog (I figured, if it’s on youtube, it’s fair game). If it is, please let me know!

4 thoughts on “Thought This Was Really Cool

  1. asher

    Yes! This is totally the kind of thing I want to see happening where I live and dance: I firmly believe that with accessible choreography and practice, beginners can dance quite beautifully, and the opportunity to do so before an audience can be a huge motivator.

    1. kit Post author

      100% in agreement!
      I feel like now that I know it exists out there, and someone else is doing it, it’s only a matter of time before more places offer it to the rest of us.

    1. kit Post author

      Every single person I’ve ever met in real life who dances absolutely amazing (pros and non-pros alike) has said, and I quote: “I started dancing when I was four.”
      So yes, they have to start by 5!


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