It's no secret that the art of dancing is a demanding physical activity. Like most genres of entertainment, there's a common misconception that stars only emerge among the young...they must have started learning to dance, sing, or play ball right after they started walking to be that good!
That's not the case...many stars of their industry weren't early child prodigies. For example, take Misty Copeland, soloist with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Not starting dance lessons until age 13, Misty's innate talents were quickly recognized to be nothing short of amazing. Winning national awards by age 15 and joining ABT by age 18, Misty quickly became one of the most popular, up and coming ballerinas. Imagine if she had never started lessons, thinking it was too late for her at age 13.
Every child holds a talent within. Some children are able to discover their talents at a young age and others take longer. But encouraging your child to pursue their dreams no matter what age is all a child could need to become the next amazing ballerina!