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Adelaide, Australia

#282 Sep 28, 2007
yes that is soemthing to be proud of!

There is a fanstastic new range of costumes and dancewear coming out with the brand name Elevate. Elevate makes tutus, dance cotumes and dancewear.

Elevate can be found on an EBay based website called Tutu2You. Here you can bid on the cotumes and dancewear, as well as buy them automatically (Buy It Now.) The website is:

Tutu 2 You also sells acessories to go with the costumes like tiaras, bun covers, fans and masks.

Elevate and Tutu 2 You have really great service. I have bought a number of things from them. They are really really great quality. I also bought a tutu for my esteidford. It was the most beautiful tutu i have ever seen, and i got great comments from the adjudicators. The comments included:
"Beautiful tutu"
"Effective costume"
"Appropriate costume for character"
"Stunning tutu"

I hope you check out Elevate and Tutu 2 You. When you need your next costuume, tutu or just dancewear, they are the place to go.

From Dancer


#283 Nov 3, 2007
Hello, I have a 12 year old daughter who is soon going to start ballet classes at a local school of ballet and other dance. She has always wanted to start ballet but unfortunately we have never gotten around to enrolling her anywhere.Is she too old to start and make a career out of it? Not exactly ABC because she would have to have started when she was only little, but is she too old to start and maybe have her own studio and teach? Or would she have to have started at a lot younger age? She is very flexable as she is a competitive gymnast. please take the time to help us out :)
Perfect Feet

Belmont, MI

#284 Nov 3, 2007
Come on, what are you kidding? A 12 year old girl, a competitive gymnast, unfit for ballet?!

Not only will she be well-accepted, but she'll excel as well.

Auchenflower, Australia

#285 Nov 9, 2007
i know this is extremeley old; but this made me angry.
gaby and alex are fuckwits.
u can start ballet wen ever you want, except wen ur young, ur muscles are still growing so u can train them to be flexible, altho wen ur older, they are harder to train becoz they have almost developed.
geezes, gaby u need to pull ur head in and grow up just a tad.
ur just jealous bcoz u had to start at a young age, and this chick wants to start older.
i support you the whole way hannah!


Since: Oct 07

in Wyoming

#286 Nov 9, 2007
gaby wrote:
look I know what Im saing ok?
I believe you to a point. You are not taking into account all the facts.

I know a professonal ballerina she's about 20years old right now. I first had her as a student, she was a beginning at age 12. She NEVER had any ballet nor any other forms of dance prior to that moment. I know this because I knew her family before she was born. None of her family had any dance knowledge to help her either. She buckled down and worked to catch up with those of her age. Then with her strong work ethic she surpassed them and went pro. She seemed to live in the studio every moment after school just to get in extra dance time. It's definitely worked. She's now a soloist within the company and gets paid well by a major ballet company, the Metropolitan Classical.

So NO! You are not too old. Anyone that tells you different is lying. It's a proven fact that there are those starting in their teens that make it in the big leagues, too. Focus, work hard, and work on your contacts within the dance world. You can move far.


Since: Oct 07

in Wyoming

#287 Nov 9, 2007
This one is for Dancer

Ok now I've spammed the site now. XD LOL


#289 Aug 2, 2008
You can do ANYTHING that you put your mind to!
I knew a woman who started dancing in her late and 20's. She did a scissor leap out of no where. She began pointe classes at the age 33 and did very well. She danced as if she had training all her life. If you love something and you put your heart into it and you take it step by step and get the training you need there are no limits. Some people are naturals and some people are not. Maybe Gaby itsnt a natural and she needed soooooo much traing that she cant believe someone can start dancing at a later age.

“Ballet & Art - a Good Match”

Since: Jul 08

Portland, OR

#290 Aug 9, 2008
You are SO YOUNG. Go for it and enjoy it. Your desire and love of it are more important than anything else!
Thomas korn

Tacoma, WA

#291 Aug 17, 2008
Rachael Kvapil wrote:
H now at 32, I'm on pointe and still performing. I will say
<quoted text>
Holy crap!! you are 32???!!
anyway, I lost yoru phone number and email address
email me:
[email protected]

Leven, UK

#293 May 8, 2012
I am almost 47 and my body and feet are saying go back to ballet...i have not been on pontes for 35 years although i have been teaching various fitness, other dance styles and Pilates classes so i am going to do this for me and i dont think i am too old as i believe it is down to each individuals personal training programme and reality check! Happy pointe ppl enjoy your passion ;)

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