Can an overweight adult take beginning ballet class?

Question by kidskidlet: Can an overweight adult take beginning ballet class?
I took a little ballet as a child, but I’ve never lost interest. I’m in my 40’s now, and I am overweight, but I would still like to try a beginning ballet class. I know it would increase my fitness level, as well as my overall self confidence and mental health. Any thoughts or suggestions as to whether I’d be completely embarrassed or could I actually give this a go?

Best answer:

Answer by DG
Why not???? Sounds like a great idea to me.

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2 Responses to “Can an overweight adult take beginning ballet class?”

  • tutugirl38 says:

    I myself have taught many beginning adult students who were looking to improve their health and lose weight. Don’t be embarrassed to give it a try. You’ll probably meet some new wonderful friends along the way that will be a great support system for and you’ll share the same interest in dance. Go for it, you have nothing to lose (except weight!) and everything to gain including and overall sense of well-being and accomplishment! A word of practical advice, most places will offer you the first class free to see if you like it, don’t be afraid to try a few studios to find the best class for you. Different teachers teach differently. If you take a class from someone you don’t feel good about, try someplace else until you find the right fit, this will make you feel good in the long run. I wish you all the best!

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