It does make sense, thank you. I was about to start Irish dance, but my parents are very hesitant, since i'm 14, and it's expensive. Do you think I would be too old to do well?
Not at all. I just turned fifteen and considering I had a two year break and was seriously seriousness about dance before, I’m doing pretty well now. It’s all about how much effort you’re willing to put in. It’s essentially Newton’s Law - the amount of inertia put into something will bounce back to the original object. I’m a bit of a science geek, so sorry if that’s just out there. You may come across issues in competition, like not having enough people, etc, but if you talk to your teacher(s) they should understand the situation.
There’s a girl on here (and Twitter and Youtube) who didn’t start dancing until she was a freshman in college I believe, and she went to Worlds just this past spring. So that just proves that with hard work and determination, anything’s possible :)
Probably the focus on hair/makeup/dresses/tanning. Then again, I love all those things. I think everybody could have their own list of positives and negatives. But ohhhhh! I really hate girls (or boys) who wear OC/World qualifier dresses/vests/wigs when they’re only like, novice. I think that sets up the judge and the audience/competitors to be expecting champion-level material and talent. You should dance and dress for the level you want, yes (like the saying, “dress for the job you want, not the one you have”) BUT within reason. So you know, don’t dress like you’ve just won Worlds if you can’t even qualify for it yet.