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.

    Claire.

    • 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.

    Thanks!

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