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I Am a Ballet Dancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 236 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Do you know were can i find good you tube ballet lessons for a adult male beginner? I am not trying to be a Pro ballet dancer, I just want to do some 101 ballet movementa at home
    mxtghts mxtghts 36-40, M Feb 16

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    I been en Pointe for 4 1/4 years
    peddyvamp2 peddyvamp2 16-17, F Feb 10

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    But my legs and glutes are paying for it. I wonder how I did this when I was younger. Right now, I would kill for a full body massage. Especially my feet, calves, thighs, glutes...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I'm doing GCSE dance the worse thing I could of ever taken I have to say I love doing because I love to dance but it's ******* ****
    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F Feb 15

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    I used to take class, but due to lack of interest the adult class was cancelled :(
    MTony61 MTony61 51-55, M Feb 21

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    It's my passion. The only thing I will keep doing as long as I can.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    We're now editing the song for my solo with my friend who is a musician. He's doing so many strange things with this track... I'm completely lost now x.X. But it's amazing. :D
    UtaHySy UtaHySy 16-17, F Feb 11

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    Mainly today that had a dance group in the square today. Would u like to listen brazilian music?!
    allansene allansene 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I love to do breaks, dance drama and the famous african dance"AZONTO" that originated from my country. even though its not a traditional dance. dance videos available. message me...
    Quophinyansa Quophinyansa 26-30, M a week ago

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    Spent all weekend at a dance competition! It was fun, but such a long weekend!
    PrincessDemeter02 PrincessDemeter02 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm starting to get back into dance I've missed it so much
    laurlayel laurlayel 16-17, F a week ago

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    Love dancing! Really into hip hop and pole dancing. Not just because it's exotic but it's just awesome on my core !
    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I struggle with this kind of thing but oh well, let's give it a shot 1. my name is emma, though my parents wanted to name me grace, holly or chloe 2. if I were a boy, I was to be...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I feel tired all the time! It may be because I sleep 3 or 4 hours a day but I just can't sleep more, I have so many things to do and the worst part is that now I'm going to start...
    DivaNacht DivaNacht 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    To me, boxing is like a ballet - except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.
    Flawlless Flawlless 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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 4 hrs ago

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    I cannot stand my mother. I don't like the way she views the world the way he judges everyone and everything they do. She walks around like she's God and were expected to warship...
    prettysurelilly prettysurelilly 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Dancing is my life! I started dancing when I was 5 years old. I began tap dancing and won at several competitions, then I took on gymnastics at the same time I was doing tap...
    WhooDatGirl WhooDatGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Recent Oldest Rating I am 43, i have been on some form of amphetamine or another since i was 20. It started at first as phentermine diet pills to lose weight, on off and on off...
    ibra0310 ibra0310 41-45 Feb 10

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    Ever since I've been binge watching the show "Dancing 9", I've been unable to stop dancing. Whenever the music is playing, I've been stuck combining modern, ballet, hip hop, and...
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 22-25, F Feb 4

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    This is an abstract concept that I've written about my thoughts, which I'm going to turn into a song. And before you judge it, I would like to tell you that I just finished this...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Look, this is my first time writing an entry here. Sometimes you've just got to share some memories/moments or even people in our lives that have set you on your path today. This...
    introvert98 introvert98 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Okay I think I'm either going crazy..Or I'm just being stupid and overreacting. I'm scared to tell my friends or family this because I don't want them to think I'm insane but. Okay...
    IThinkImAaliyah IThinkImAaliyah 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I started taking ballet classes at a late age like 17, but i really love it and i try so hard to stretch everyday and as much as i can so i can go on my splits..i love all kind of...
    Moonlightandstars Moonlightandstars 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Karaoke Night; Spandau Ballet's - True. You have to dress the part complete with eye liner, powder and mullet. That's just the guys. Women can come in anything Ra Ra like. http...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F Feb 15

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    I was diagnosed in 1994, three months before my wedding. I worked as long as I could but a bad relapse in 2001 left me with horrible nerve pain. I began to volunteer in 2004...
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    I had seen a pair of cute flats at a shoe store a few weeks back and had been dying to go back and buy them. Last week I got dressed en femme and went shopping. I headed to the...
    Bellringer2c Bellringer2c 56-60, T 13 Responses Feb 15

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    I do a lot of volunteering for a Ballet company. The Russian artistic director teaches me words here and there and I think the Cyrillic alphabet is so interesting.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    People watch woman's figure skating, gymnastics, and ballet much more than men's, because they are so beautiful and graceful in movement.
    freenakedcouple freenakedcouple 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 20

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