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I Am a Ballet Dancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 228 People

    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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    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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    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'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 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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'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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    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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    I just joined this site a week ago

    and of course, saw the posts (mostly girls) infatuation and passion for their dance. I have added in what positive comments I can as I can seriously relate to their enthusiasm and passion. They have a gift that very few get to enjoy and pursue. Being a passionate ballet...
    Applc Applc 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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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 5 Responses Aug 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 saw a video once of this amazing male ballet dancer. He was so masculine, powerful, and graceful. When he danced you could see every muscle move, the video slowed down as he...
    RoyalCrystalPalace RoyalCrystalPalace 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I recently started to try & get back into ballet. I loved it when I was younger. I went ahead of myself & did some stretches & bar work a few weeks ago. Afterwards, in the mid...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    It was cold in our adult beginners ballet class last night so I wore 2 pairs of ballet tights underneath my leotard to try and keep my legs warm.
    ris9358 ris9358 51-55, M Jan 22

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    I am a guy but since I was little I was attracted to women's dancewear. I think young women in ballet tights and dance leotards, doing splits and backbends are the most beautiful...
    richardcruz richardcruz 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I have been more daring wearing ballet flats in public. This week I had a business trip to do. I changed into some ballet flats before going through airport security. I then...
    FlatsFetish FlatsFetish 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    So I have been more daring wearing ballet flats in public. This week I had a business trip to do. I changed into some ballet flats before going through airport security. I then...
    FlatsFetish FlatsFetish 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    So I have been more daring wearing ballet flats in public. This week I had a business trip to do. I changed into some ballet flats before going through airport security. I then...
    FlatsFetish FlatsFetish 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    This combo is a breathtaking photo :) please tell me you aren't stunned by the legs in tights and the feet in ballet flats :D and I'm a guy in those items :* tell me what you think...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Got these beauties on Monday :) I fell I love with them as soon as I found them on Amazon! They are suede black ballet flats! Size 10! And hot
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T Jan 2

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    Ugggggh dancers where are yoooouuu????
    sonicthefathog11 sonicthefathog11 18-21, M Jan 2

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    I tried my best with Chelsea and Bill. They are terrible dancers just like Mrs Clinton.
    mrsclinton mrsclinton 66-70 1 day ago

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    Who can't resist wearing flats! Flats are breathtaking shoes that make feet look so cute! Even men could wear them and make them look so good :) please look at the picture I posted...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I am doing a bit of reminiscing today.... I danced for many years..... I miss it so much....:( Dance was an outlet for me...stress reliever and for some reason, made me feel free...
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    How do you become one? I hear a lot of people that do have this job but I don't know where to start or find the places.
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I can break dance! It is one of my only escapes from my uh...life. I do my best to get along with my team mates but some of them can be cocky.
    BrokenButterfliesDie BrokenButterfliesDie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Every time I want to dance I put baby powder on the floor and dance like a ballerina :D
    BubblyJulie BubblyJulie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I love to dance traditional Jewish dances. It is a heritage, as so many things are with my family. I have danced to entertain my family. My father lives for me to dance.
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I like to dance at informal clubs where everyone is just having fun and some are drinking too much. Then no one seems to mind when some of the women's tops come iff c
    partigyrl partigyrl 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Not like strippers but when you can tell me a story and make me fear for your life on a pole girl you got it . Dancing is dancing
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If I could, I would play it every single day. I am a massive fan of it. My friends and I would play it in our PE lessons every chance we got. Two of my friends and I are very...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I'll share them in installments, though. That all right, EP? Well the "drafts" is now defunct, so this will do. Here we go. 100 things about metaphornographic. [Update 1 - January...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I sit here staring into this screen, looking down at my fingers. They want to move, they want to dance across this board, but they don't know what to say. They used to be skilled...
    SuicideLullaby SuicideLullaby 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    My grandmother was born in Monte Carlo. She wasn't rich, even affluent. She was a dancer. She met my grandfather, and they were wed at their leisure.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    This will be in many parts, as to get to this part of my life, many this have happen to me to realise who I am. I was born a boy, then when I had my first memories, I started to...
    UKtutu UKtutu 41-45, T Jan 21

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    Down to the Pub at lunchtime to play five games of pool with my old friend Alan. We have been doing this for several years now, every Thursday lunchtime, always five games, a drink...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Hip hop, modern, ballet, bellydance, latin, and kazaxe are all the classes I've taken thus far. I absolutely love dance and find the art form endlessly beautiful and captivating...
    tabixatmeow tabixatmeow 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I have been more daring wearing ballet flats in public. This week I had a business trip to do. I changed into some ballet flats before going through airport security. I then...
    FlatsFetish FlatsFetish 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    So I have been more daring wearing ballet flats in public. This week I had a business trip to do. I changed into some ballet flats before going through airport security. I then...
    FlatsFetish FlatsFetish 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Don't we all..well for 2015 my overall New Years resolution is to become a better person. However, I have 7 mini resolutions to work on/towards to achieve the overall resolution...
    SouthernBelle01 SouthernBelle01 22-25, F 1 Response