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I Am a Ballet Dancer

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was 3, I started gymnastics and did competetive when I was 4. When I was 5 I started going to Circus school for contortion idk why. But I learned a lot of my tricks there...
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    I've taken ballet lessons since I was a little girl. I love ballet so much. I would love to be a professional ballerina but am starting to learn to live with the reality that it...
    emilyr2001 emilyr2001 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    And I'm thinking about quitting ... Or just doing less. I love ballet so much, it changed my life,,.. But it's also changing my body in a negative way: I have lower back, sacral...
    pinkpearlite pinkpearlite 22-25, F Mar 5

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    I'm absolutely mad about ballet. I'm desperate to be a professional ballerina but am starting to have to live with the reality that it may not be possible. But I still love...
    emilyr2001 emilyr2001 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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 1 day 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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Amazing... simply amazing!  
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    Dancing makes me free from everything and everyone ?
    dancernaomi dancernaomi 13-15, F Mar 6

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    i like dancing especially belly-dance it is fantastic you feel that you are in another world, it is not my job but i love it.
    sandra666 sandra666 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 10

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    This year for our recital dance we are dancing to the song "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars
    Abbybear911 Abbybear911 16-17, F Mar 11

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    I love pole dancing. its the only way I can let my emotions out. the music envelopes me and the beautiful movements made to every note of the song release the pain the hurt. my...
    XsOfTheSoul XsOfTheSoul 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I always find the perfect song to dance to when I'm home alone!
    Hayley13T15 Hayley13T15 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    The day the first Step Up movie went to the theaters, I saw it. I then went home and wrote about it. I tried writing as an entertained fan but whenever I write about movies and TV...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 11

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    I used to be a dancer, mainly ballet. About a year ago though I injured my left ankle. For several months I couldn't dance. Dance used to take up most of my day so I never had much...
    fattenedballerina fattenedballerina 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Literally had an epiphany today. I looked in the mirror nude for like 30 minutes, while I was practicing some contemporary/ballet dance choreography (no, I'm not a dancer btw) and...
    littleprincesslulu littleprincesslulu 18-21, F 22 Responses Mar 11

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    I think my boyfriend and I will be great parents when the time comes. I'm such a patient and loving person and so is he. He's in the military so I know our kids will be well...
    isndd isndd 18-21, F Mar 2

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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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    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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    Am 20 years old and lonely and depressed. Am a guy who is meant to have friends am tall handsome am a dancer and am loving to people i meet but i don't have any one. Have been...
    jamie1994 jamie1994 18-21 9 Responses Mar 14

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    Am 20 years old and lonely and depressed. Am a guy who is meant to have friends am tall handsome am a dancer and am loving to people i meet but i don't have any one. Have been...
    jamie1994 jamie1994 18-21 1 Response Mar 14

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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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    [From pain to love and other ramblings] I never learned to read music. However, that does not stop me from sitting at a piano, and simply let my fingers dance over the keys and...
    Zarkus Zarkus 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 8

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    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAYSome say that a woman is for sleeping withLong winter nights..Some say that a woman is for play-likeLike a sexy dancer on a green harvest groundTo...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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