When is it too late to start ballet? The truth is, that really depends on the dancer. If a child has a dream of growing up to be a prima ballerina, in a professional ballet company, then they would want to start ballet classes, at a very young age, taking many classes a week, and moving on to pointe work, and then auditioning for company level classes. If you're an adult, looking for ballet classes, as a form of exercise and entertainment, there are many cities throughout our country, that have wonderful, wonderful, ballet companies, that offer adult classes, to the amateur, as well as the more seasoned dancer. Either way, ballet is a wonderful form of exercise, for all ages, shapes, and advanced levels.