The lives and work of ballet dancers are full of myths. Is it true that they only eat salads and drink still water? Is it true that they give up on having children to have a successful career? And, finally, how much do they really weigh?
Bright Side sorted out the myths and the reality behind the lives of ballet dancers and is ready to share their secrets.
1. The first steps in ballet
- Most children come to ballet between the ages of 4 and 8. But really, children can start the exercises even earlier:
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children are allowed to join preparational classes at the age of 3. At such a young age, the future dancers start to learn to control their bodies and move along with the music.