dance team

okay so i have a question...

i am a 13 year old girl in the 8th grade and i have a pacemaker...sooo... want to try-out for the dance team this year but i dont know if my doctor will let me :(

when i wsas in the 6th grade i was on the HIP HOP dance team and all i had to do was a stress test and i passed.

does anybody know if thier is a possibilty i could try-out for the dance team with a pacemaker?
the dance team has more of like spins and turns and like 5 hours of practice on weekdays and like 7 hours on weekend. and on hip hop their was olny 4 hours of practice...

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



by Bionic Beat - 2008-07-29 05:07:08

I sure hope you can dance.

Only your doc knows but obviously you love it, so fingers crossed for a big YES YOU CAN! ;)

Enjoy yourself!

Bionic Beat

I hope you dance!!!

by harley63 - 2008-07-29 07:07:08


I don't have the answer to your questions of if you can or can't not be allowed to be on the dance team. This is totally up to your MD and parents. Whatever the decision I'm cheering for you and hope that you get to dance until your heart is content.

Life is short and we must life it to the fullest of our ability! Live your dreams...

Cheering for you to dance on the team!


by bini - 2008-07-29 07:07:13

I have no experience with dancing, but I was told I might not ever be able to ride horses due to risk of being thrown off. I had to fight for what I wanted and I can ride again.

I would check with your doctor first, and explain in detail what the dancing will be like...and hopefully he will say you can dance.

Good Luck!!!!!


go for it!

by bambi - 2008-07-29 11:07:01

Hi Hailey,
Of course you should check with your Dr., but as a former professional ballerina, and now teacher with my own school, I can't see any reason why you couldn't withstand the healthy rigors of training! I wish I had my pacemaker when I was dancing professionally because my arrhythmias started in childhood, but went undiagnosed! I have more stamina now. If you are on one of those teams that throw people around in the air, you might want to bow out of being the victim [oops! I mean the dancer! lol!] of that particular move, but other than that go for it!
Happy dancing!


by notnomalteen - 2008-07-29 11:07:06

Hi my name is Stephanie I am 19, i had a pacemaker implanted when i was 13 also and now have a defib. The whole dance thing, it depends if ur dependent on ur pacemaker ( aka is it always pacing) doctors want you to have exercise so idk why dancing will make a difference as long as u dont get knocked out by a flying arm or leg lol, but i dont think it would be a problem, i am still playing soccer as a goalie and if that isnt dangerous lol then idk what is lol, i would love to talk to u more, not alot of people our age have a pacemaker or defib experience.


by hailey123 - 2009-02-05 12:02:58

okay!!! i havent been on here for a while now and i had posted a comment about the dance team, I MADE THE TEAM! I am actually a front liner! ha cant belive that! its alot of hard work and a great workout!!! lol. but sometimes i have to sit down and take like a 8 min break!! but thats olny if we are doing double or triple spins.i sometimes get knida like loopy! lol. but after i take a break and my body gets restored with energy lol im back in action!!!!!! :))


by seeker581 - 2009-08-22 09:08:17

Hello Haily
You certainly can return too dancing again.Having a pacemaker should not retrict you from doing the things you enjoy.Of a matter of fact i just resumed my ball-room dancing courses myself.So all the best of luck.Keep everyone posted.Take care of yourself


by hailey123 - 2009-08-23 10:08:31


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