About Balletcougar

I created this page after seeing many posts in various dance forums from adults who are interested in taking up ballet. It is not surprising that there is a lot of apprehension among those of us who happen to be over 18 years old about the possibility of undertaking learning a dance form that is so physically and mentally demanding!

This blog is a place where I will share my experiences in adult beginner ballet. I’ll post whatever happens to be concerning me in the dance studio at the moment, things I’m struggling with, things I finally figured out (there are a few here and there! ;o)  ).  I hope to help anyone who wants to give ballet a try and try to answer questions.


§ 3 Responses to About Balletcougar

  • Claire says:

    I love this blog!
    I picked up ballet after about a 6 year break when I was 22 but lost momentum after about a year.

    Your blog has inspired me to get back to dance and as I am moving to Berlin in September the information about an adult ballet school there was great.

    Keep writing! I am very keen to keep reading.


    • balletcougar says:

      hi! yay, i am so glad the info in my blog is helping someone :O) i thought nobody was reading it haha. Do go to Dock 11 or Pro-Stage!!!! I miss Christian and Matthew. Matthew speaks a lot of the time in English in his classes, FYI. I will be back in Berlin in June until indefinitely, so perhaps we will cross paths! please tell me your experiences when you get there and i will post them here if you want! i am living in valencia, spain now and found a great teacher. i have been too lazy to write about it though :OP. If you are arriving in September, yay, good, as the summer vacation (read: fewer classes for the obsessed) will be over.
      Gosh i miss classes in Berlin!!!!!

  • Claire says:

    Sounds excellent! I’m getting so excited, I wish I was leaving sooner.

    How long had you been dancing before you started pointe? I attempted it during my last adult ballet stint but I think my overall strength and particularly ankle strength wasn’t good enough.

    Also can you recommend any good ankle stretching exercises you have come across? My flexibility feels really poor now.


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