I took a ballet class for the first time in 35 years. Why did I wait so long?
Believing I couldn’t dance
The last time I took a ballet class I was 11 years old. My teacher had told me I wasn’t any good, after getting a mediocre grade in my exam and I never saw myself as a dancer from that point on. I learned basic tap as a teen and was part of the dancing team in one show, but I couldn’t keep up with the girls who still attended dance classes. With hindsight, I should have found a different teacher and a different type of dance. Soon I was pigeonholed as a singer and actress who could move but not dance.
How it held me back
As a musical theatre performer, this obviously held me back and there were other bitter disappointments.
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