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I Am a Ballet Dancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 221 People

    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 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

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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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    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

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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 13-15, F May 17

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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 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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    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

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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

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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

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    I'm in a ballet studio. But I want to compete. But I want stay idk what to do
    jay3eee jay3eee 13-15, M Dec 7

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    I love dance so much, ballet and contemporary are my favorites. I would love to go en pointe some day :)
    phenxmenal phenxmenal 16-17, F Dec 10

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    I did ballet when I was a kid .... I have just signed up to take lessons in the new year!! I am very excited ... now off to buy new ballet shoes :) because you can never have too...
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46 36-40, F Dec 11

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    I have always been very aware of my sexuality. When I was a teenager, I had a best friend who always joked that I would end up being an adult dancer. We both laughed, and we both...
    EmeraldDreams12 EmeraldDreams12 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    It is such a beautiful dance form, elegant and classy. I was on the dance team in high school, among the other forms of dance we competed with, ballet was my absolute favorite. I...
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Currently I'm in grade 5 RAD and I'm learning the new syllabus but I'm having a hard time remembering the steps
    Henna27 Henna27 13-15, F Dec 11

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    Saw a story about Misty Copeland yesterday and her road to recent accomplishments......What a wonderful & successful story. Would absolute get tickets to see her perform if/when...
    OneandOne OneandOne 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So do any of the ladies here still dance or that avenue finished now?
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Nov 24

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    Andrea used to dance at the same club as me, but she got into trouble and was fired for letting the clients finger her. We have all fine that, but she never gave any kickbacks, so...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    I guess I can call myself that.
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F Dec 6

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    Who wants to tour the East and Golf Coast and make money with me?? Serious inquiries only, i don't want to hear about NO bullshit. You need to be a confident woman, race doesn't...
    shearrivesincognito shearrivesincognito 22-25, F Dec 6

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    Choreographing a dance to Taylor Swift's song 'Shake it Off.' Oh how I miss dance so much.
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    I don't do a class but I teach myself at home. I love the expressive moves and elegant pirouettes, everything incorporated in this style. I just love it- it's one of my favourite...
    mejustbeingme123 mejustbeingme123 13-15, F Dec 14

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    Okay so has anyone ever choreographed a bollywood routine? my dance team is doing an officer bollywood and we're doing our own choreography HELP
    sydneyduran sydneyduran 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    If you consider dancing like you're having an epileptic seizure whilst standing. Yeah then, boy I am simply the BEST.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Usually get quite a few complements from my dancing. But my legs kills the next day lol
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Someone help! Pick which one I should learn. I'm bored lol XD Choreography Videos Vixx Error http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AhjkiPjGqQA Vixx Eternity http://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
    kpopgirl21 kpopgirl21 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Dancing is my favorite!! It feels so good! I can pretty much do any dance out there^.^ my favorite is Lindy hop and swing.
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm very upset that 2 of my favorite artists dropped albums back. I now feel obligated to choreograph to all their songs
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I grew up very poor, but my mother listened to classical music and instilled in me a deep appreciation for it as well. When Amadeus came to theaters, we were blown away. We could...
    LottieDa LottieDa 41-45, F Dec 15

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    I'm a dancer. I've been enrolled into many dance schools ever since I was 3. I had a strong passion for ballet & ever since I've entered middle school I've started musical theater...
    motionlessH motionlessH 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Ho Ho Ho !! On Dasher! On Dancer! Prancer !!!!! Get your nose outa Vixen's buttho !!!!!!!
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    My favorite dancer can be found on YouTube. His name is Marques Scott or nonstop. The dance style is called animated.
    Seemlessunspeakablesomething Seemlessunspeakablesomething 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    David939d9ydi David939d9ydi 31-35, M Nov 28

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    So You Think Your Knee Pain is Not Affecting Your Sex Life? - Health and Diet ArticlesLearning correct stretching for ballet class ensures that you must have a great grasp in the...
    John588s9nki John588s9nki 31-35, M Nov 28

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    Strengthening Your Knees Learning correct stretching for ballet class ensures that you must have a great grasp in the typical ballet barre exercises, along with the alignment in...
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