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I Am a Ballet Dancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 238 People

    The Things I've Learned.

    i'll never forget the things I've learned and the things i've been taught. for years, ballet was my life, and i know now i'll take all the discipline and self-respect i learned with me into my life forever. i love ballet and i am so greatful to it for what it has done for me.
    LaurenLove LaurenLove 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2009

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    I am or rather was a male ballet dancer,

    because I had an injury which kicked me out of "the business" for 2 years and I am just taking myself back to it ;) But I think that being a ballet dancer is a state of mind and behaviour so even when you can't dance anymore you will still be a ballet dancer.
    Thodo Thodo 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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    Now

    I´ll be 30 this year and after 26 years of ballet dancing it hurts more often. My body is strong but it can´t take the "abuse" ballet sometimes is. I dance proffesionally and pain and injuries is an unavoidable part of that, but I also want to be kind to myself so...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    When that song comes on

    that you danced to in the Christmas parade nine years ago and you still remember the dance routine and all you can do is sit there with tears rolling down your face as you remember what used to be :'(
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    It Makes Me Proud

    To be able to say, "This is what I do." Ballet is my thing. It makes me so happy, no matter how hard it hurts. I know I will be able to take my knowledge of dancing with me wherever I go. When I am dancing, I feel comfortable within myself. It takes all of the...
    forgetmyname forgetmyname 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Dance is the best way to clear my mind

    and be free from the worries of life.
    smilemore123 smilemore123 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    This summer I get to spend a month in NYC being

    mentored by a member of the Jeffrey Ballet! This is a huge honor and I am so excited!This is the best thing that has ever happened to me!
    TheContemporaryDancer TheContemporaryDancer 16-17, F 5 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I did ballet for ten years.

    I loved my friends and sense of belonging to a group. Doing shows was nerve wracking but good fun, especially after the last night and we could party. Most of all I loved the grace and elegance of ballet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25, 2014

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    When i was young, i don't really like ballet.

    Not like other "typical" girls who loves ballet. Now, in school we need to choose some extracurricular activities. Then my aunt forced me to take ballet lessons. So... I took ballet for 6 years. My teacher said i would've took advance class but it doesn't fit my "age". And now i...
    NicoleDelaCruuz NicoleDelaCruuz 16-17, F Apr 29, 2014

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    I've been a dancer since I was 5 years old.

    I never quit. Ballet is a part of my life and I don't know how to live without it. But I don't love it so much to make a profession out of it, I'm going to college for Musical Theater in the fall. But I just feel like I'm going to miss ballet terribly because I don't know life...
    heartforonlyher heartforonlyher 18-21, F May 13, 2014

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    What A Nightmare

    While dying in Romeo's arms as Juliet you could hear a pin drop in the theatre. Then an ambulance drive by sirens blaring;clearly heard by the theatre and Romeo and I started to laugh and couldn't stop. We sort of got in trouble.
    estherlolly estherlolly 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Ballet For the Soul

    my entire childhood was ballet. after school when all my friends ran off to play I went to balletclass and worked very hard. a russian woman was screaming at me most days, because I wasn´t "good enough for my talent" that kinda thing. It was pretty rough, my...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    I Love Dance

    I'm 15 and I love dance.. I dance ballet since I was 3, but 4 years ago, I thought that all my friends of ballet were too thin {me too but I didn't see it} so I didn't eat, but one of my partners "teach" me the "art" of bulimic. Now I know that I couldn't do that. When I dance...
    WetAngy WetAngy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2010

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    I have my grade 7 exam tomorrow morning

    and I'm not feeling 100% 😁 I'm freaking out now!!
    TallyO TallyO 16-17, F May 17, 2014

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    I'm on my third year I'm pointe shoes!

    Ballet is so beautiful and graceful and I love being able to tell a story without any words.
    lillylolz lillylolz 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    My Ballet Teacher Confuses Me?!?

    when your ballet teacher says "everyones getting on pointe this thursday" to the whole class , do they want you to already have pointe shoes for that day, or do they mean their going to examine your feet for pointe? I haven't been examined for pointe yet, but my teacher has the...
    Schileur Schileur 13-15, F Sep 23, 2012

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    Lost

    When I' dance, everything disapears.  No heartaches exist, family problems are lost in my foot steps.  Ballet is what gets me through the day, the only positive thing in my life.  
    ElleChandler ElleChandler 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    I am a ballet dancer,

    i love to dance, i started in the Royal Academy of dance when i was 4 and i am still in the same Academy, in December i'm going to dance my first solo in the Nutcracker as Clara and i'm very excited but i have a problem with flexibility i am not flexible at all.
    Victoriastyles Victoriastyles 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    Dancing takes me to a place of high existence. A natural high that I never want to come down from... I feel free, I close my eyes and feel the music. Sometimes there is no music...
    dancingyogi114 dancingyogi114 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I stopped ballet lessons when I was 4 because my mum and dad realised that we did literally nothing, and I got bored of it anyway. I only realised this year that it might actually...
    laurabaillie16 laurabaillie16 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I didnt plan on it but I let it happen. I was wearing black ballet slippers one night with gurl jeans. I went to an adult theater/ shop to get a pvc skirt. this was probably 15...
    MicheleTaylor MicheleTaylor 51-55, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was an exotic dancer in London, i loved every min of it! It was like a party every time I went to work with the girls. At the time it was helping me with my university studies...
    D0016 D0016 22-25 Mar 19

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    I love to dance and be silly when I'm in a good mood. I shut the door turn up the music and just let go. I'm not the best dancer but it feels Good and I'm in a better mood When I'm...
    beautifulbrowneyes21 beautifulbrowneyes21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I'm a brand new burlesque dancer in training! I have an amazing supportive troupe, and I can't wait to perform!
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming 22-25, F Mar 27

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    there is just something about the tutu just being able to cover the cute butt and the panties you can see through the tights. love it.
    herrkooled herrkooled 22-25, M Mar 30

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    I always find the perfect song to dance to when I'm home alone!
    Hayley13T15 Hayley13T15 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I taught myself how to pole dance via youtube videos.. My favorite moves are firefighter, carousel, and climbing with attitude. I love how strong it makes me feel and how happy. I...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    hello ! how are u contact me pleaseeee only girls
    Lorenzoo07 Lorenzoo07 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Dancing is such a relaxing and healthy release for me. It frees the spirit and allows me to express my emotions
    tinydancer999 tinydancer999 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I study dance in college and I also do a lot of musical theatre and film. It's my passion. I'm going for it!
    piperweant piperweant 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    My absolute favorite hobby, my love, my dance pole. One of the few things I still have from my past and I will appreciate it forever.. It was a gift which I will always use. I love...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 15 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think I want to try it out! I want to make that money!!!! 💰💰💰💰
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I used dance until my company closed and that was the saddest thing that happened to me
    InfiniteTearDrops InfiniteTearDrops 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Imagine wanting to be a dancer and you are told that your too short and fat to do ballet HAHAHA ....
    D0016 D0016 22-25 Mar 19

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    hey. I'm Sophia.: my parents are strict. and they expect me to be elegant and graceful, have high EQ and IQ. I have to be a good role model to my sister and I cannot go back home...
    SophiaKeil SophiaKeil 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    People always say that dance is for girls and g-ays but I love it. I started out in competetive gymnastics and then I took hiphop classes. But then as I got older I learned all...
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I had hired an exotic dancer to entertain at a bachelor's party a years ago and got call the night before the party that she was snowed in Chicago an her flight was canceled. I...
    IwasaCollegeStud IwasaCollegeStud 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    BILLY'S GAY DANCER DAD Billy was at school this morning in the English countryside and the teacher asked all the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    ANOTHER of my favorite classic "game shows" was "The Gong Show":) Actually-this program was a satirical take-off on the classic 1950's talent shows, such as "Arthur Godfrey's...
    jrhanold jrhanold 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am a dancer and going barefoot is second nature to me. My soles are hardened with dancers' callouses and I can walk on most surfaces without wincing, but I am sensitive enough to...
    LizzieLost LizzieLost 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    So, I've had a crush on a dancer on my school's event. I asked her number, but then the manager of the dancer (female too) came to me and gave me her number instead. Now what all I...
    mz123456789 mz123456789 16-17, F Mar 24

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    "a shadow and a dancer / we were looking for the answer / keeping perfect time / like a shadow and a dancer / we know the summer thrill is gone / but we've never been so in love...
    embelir embelir 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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