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Question: Can I still learn ballet even though I'm not flexible!?
I really wanna learn ballet, but I'm not very flexible!. Will doing a lot of stretches make me more flexible little by little!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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When I started dancing Ballet I could not even touch my feet or get my foot up to the Bar!. Flexibility takes time!. The more you dance the more flexible you will become!. Stretching is very, very important in ballet!. I stretch at least 15 to 20 min before every class and then again after!. also the more time you spend at the barr the stronger and more flexible you will become!. Remember not to push yourself to the point of pain when stretching so as not to hurt yourself and keep at it!Www@QuestionHome@Com

You can start learning ballet, which itself can help with flexibility!. Taking yoga classes at the same time can really help with flexibility!. Be careful that you don't stretch cold muscles!. A good ballet teacher can help you improve your flexibility, so maybe find a class and good teacher first!.

Good luck!
Lisa S!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

yes of course u can! just stretch every day!. dont over stretch tho!. 15 minutes a day should do it!. work on the splits especially!. there are alot of girls in my class that dont have both splits, and some dont have either!. (not to brag but i have both!. sry haha but im proud i just got my left)!. Try sitting in your split (after u stretched thouroughly) for 5 minutes stratigt!. u can take the pain! thats how i got my left!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I LUV LUV LUV ballet!. it is good to be flexible but it isn't the most important thing!. You need to work on turning your feet/legs out from your hips and strengthining your legs and u will be well on your way!
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you definitely can!.!.!. i started at the age of twelve and was really flexible but when my sister started she wasn't flexible and now she is!.!.!. it just takes timeWww@QuestionHome@Com

Of course it will, i have been dancing since i was 3 and still going!. i was not flexible at all but i am getting closer and closer!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

of course!.!. you just need time and dedication !.!.!. anyone can become flexible !.!. you just need to do the exercises!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com