How often do ballet dancers train?

Most professionals will dance for around 10 hours a day and will be in classes, training or performing 5-6 days a week.

How many hours do ballet dancers train per day?

While training, students will dance between six and seven hours a day. In most professional companies, a morning class at 10 starts the day, and they could rehearse through until 6pm, with breaks. This punishing schedule is usually done up to six days a week.

How often should you practice ballet?

Students should be aiming to be taking around four or five ballet classes a week that may or may not include pointe work depending on your child.

How long can you do ballet for?

It found that currently active dancers expect to continue their performing careers until well into their 40s. However, dancers whose active careers are now actually stopped dancing professionally in their early to mid-30s.

How long do professional ballet dancers practice?

Photo by David Andrews. As a professional ballet dancer, I often get questions from non-dancers about what a work day/week/month looks like. This is usually followed by a look of surprise when I say that I dance 6-9 hours a day, 5-6 days per week, an average of 45 weeks a year.


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