The dance profession can be a major career choice for many people from across the world. Becoming a professional dancer can be one of the hardest jobs to get into, despite being one of the most desired professions to follow.
Dance as a Career
Many people do make it into the big leagues and manage to secure regular work within musical and theatre productions, and they are perfectly happy with their role in the chorus line, even if they never get any individual recognition for their work.
In nearly all cases though, a dancer must go through strict and dedicated lessons and training to be good enough to make it through the auditions that are crucial to them landing a part. You need to have the passion, drive, and determination to make it through all the stages necessary to succeed.
When you have a particular goal of becoming a ballerina in mind, you have to become even more disciplined about your training, and you need to realise that you will be competing for places in an even smaller niche than a dancer with a more general focus will have.
Start with Ballet Lessons
Every Ballerina in history had to start at the bottom and work her way to the top, starting out in dance classes just like those at Jade Harrison School of Dance before taking up further specialised training. Many will go to a performing arts college or university to get an advanced qualification while at the same time audition for jobs to gain some valuable experience to build up their portfolio.
Many aspiring ballet dancers will dream of one day becoming that recognised and picturesque Prima-Ballerina that gains international fame, and first-class treatment wherever she goes. Your own dance teacher can often play a crucial role in helping you to hit the heights. Being experienced dancers themselves, your dance teacher is in a perfect position to spot raw talent and potential in their own students. Yes, they can be hard on you, and you may feel they are singling you out from your classmates, but that could be because they see so much potential in you.
Starting ballet lessons later in life will not mean you will never become a ballerina. It just means that you will have to work harder to achieve your dreams. From the first time you pull on your first pair of ballet shoes, you can still feel like a graceful and poised ballet dancer.
Many dance schools will work with their students to put on their own productions, so you will not only be learning how to dance, but you will also get to experience what it feels like to perform on stage.
Whether you want to dance for fun, to learn new skills, or because you have aspirations of making dance your career, join a one of our popular classes today and fall in love with dancing.