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I Always Wanted to Be a Ballet Dancer

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    I Always Wanted to Be a Ballet Dancer

    From about the age of 8 I wanted to be a ballet dancer.I remembere watching a French musical film on TV here in the UK called the young women of Rochefort about 2 sisters, one a music teacher and the other a ballet teacher.There was a scene showing a ballet class with little...
    wickerman wickerman 36-40, T 2 Responses Sep 20, 2008

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    As a little boy I wanted to be a ballet dancer

    but was told it was for little girls now I'm older I'm thinking it's too late for me to learn ballet :(
    wassl wassl 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    Ballet of the Dancer Inside My Heart...

    My first encounter was at 5...my Aunt Rita was the one of the first professional ballet dancers I met...her bronzed slippers, pictures and her posture in which she still has today even though she is in her 90's is amazing.  As I got older my passion for ballet...
    Sperious Sperious 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    My Body

    To be a ballet dancer you are strictly enforced to be lean and flexible, and unfortunately... I'm only half way on both.I used to be really flexible from doing 8 years of martial arts, and just several years ago I could do a perfect split. my foot could go over my head! but then...
    Winniebear Winniebear 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    Always Dance

    I constantly dance like a crazy person in my room. I have been since i was four. Thats ten years of insane impulses to be myself. I've always wanted to be a Ballerina, to be so graceful as to glide across the room on my tip-toes. I'm working on my own and maybe in a few years...
    Isabellesheart Isabellesheart 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2009

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    I Finally Decided To Stop Ballet...And It Hurts

    Its been 12 years of dance in my life and today the obligations I once had are now gone. The numerous classes that i had and the time i spent with my dance-mates are now turned into an invisible barrier. I can't turn against my decision because deep down in my heart, I knew it...
    leapingtoes leapingtoes 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    When I Was Six.♥

    When i was about six i think i did ballet and i absolutely loooved it. My mom always tells me i was like the best in my class blah blah blah. And i'm pretty sure i have the figure for it, tall and lean. I have always thought it was so graceful and i have missed it. My dad wanted...
    ayladay ayladay 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    For Various Reasons

    I have always admired ballerinas for their grace, agility and ability. Growing up as a confused boy (couldn't understand why i crossdressed) i loved to see pictures of ballerinas in all their beautiful clothes and amazing poses. Apart from being blown away by their clothes, they...
    SaskiaIreland SaskiaIreland 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    Slippers.

    My aunt owns a pair of signed Evalyn Heart ballet point slippers. She bought them in an auction for charity. One of the only cool thing's about the city that I live in is that it is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company which one of the most famous Ballet companies in the...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2010

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    Wanted To So I Could Wear Tights

    I can remember when I was young and wanting to ask my mom to enroll me in ballet. I really only wanted to join so I could wear the tights and leotards. I would wear pantyhose when I was young be it by taking my sisters or some of my mothers. Even wore my neighbors when she was...
    gdmidd gdmidd 41-45 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    I Will Never Stop Dancing

    I will never stop dancing.  My whole being is the dance.  I love to do all kinds of dancing.  Ballet is my favorite.  I dream and fantasize dancing all the time.  When I was 12 my Mom made me give a book report on ballet dancing.  How could I explain to them how special it...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2012

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