Nope! (Well, maybe, depending on the school.) At most schools, you’ll be starting in beginner classes, then moving up as you learn more. You’ll likely be studying dance history and anatomy as well, and possibly things like Alexander technique or Pilates to help build awareness of your body.
The best thing for you to do is talk to the dance department at your school. They’ll be able to tell you what they expect out of the minor students and can tell you what to expect while working towards the minor.
A minor in dance is a really great way to get involved in dance without dedicating your life to it. Depending on what your major is, the minor could help you work in managing a dance company, teaching dance, doing fundraising for a dance company, and a lot of other things. It’s a great door-opener!
I did pointe with a man. A young man. In pointe shoes. Surprisingly, the dance store in the area had his massive size in stock, whereas I had to special order mine because of how wide my feet are.
Being tall will make some things more difficult. You may have a more difficult time turning because your center of gravity is higher, things like that. But if you work at it, there’s no reason why your height should stop you from enjoying it.
That depends on a lot of factors. For me, it took one year. But, obviously, if you start ballet when you’re 6, you won’t be put en pointe a year later.It depends on your age, your strength, your technical skill, etc.
What I always recommend is talking to your ballet teacher(s). Let them know you’re interested in doing pointe and ask them what they’d suggest you to work on to reach that goal. They’ll be better equipped to help you get there.
I’m not “against” organic food. In fact, the ask you’re referring to wasn’t even by me, but a post I reblogged from a Tumblr I adore. But no one I’ve ever met is “against” organic food. I’m just not going to pretend that organic food is available to everyone or that it’s the best option for everyone.
Long-term notions like that apply only when you can afford to worry about them. Growing up, my family could rarely afford great food. We ate a lot of stuff from cans, a lot of processed foods, a lot of fatty foods. Because when your options are a calorie-dense food that also is high in sodium or not getting enough calories to make it through the day because you’re only buying organic, there is nothing wrong with taking the choice that keeps your organs working.
I support food. I support whatever food you can afford, whatever food you can prepare, and whatever food you like. Organic food is fucking expensive, especially if you live in a food desert. I don’t support food-shaming.
Absolutely! (As long as you don’t have, like, a peanut allergy.) Whole grains are awesome fiber for your body, and peanut butter has amazing fats in it, as well as a lot of protein. Pair it with jams or jellies or sliced apples for vitamins and delicious carbs that will give you energy for your day.