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I Am a Ballet Dancer

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    I hate when people say dance

    or ballet isn't a sport, because they have no idea the work and pressure we are put under, but they are kind of right, dance is a lot more than just a sport 😊
    giathedancer giathedancer 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    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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    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 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 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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    I love dancing with all my heart

    and am moving into a more lyrical approach. I was just offered a scholarship to a studio not to far from me. I have been taking classes for 11 years and joined the competition team when I was eight years old and have been dancing in the senior division ever since.
    Secrets27 Secrets27 13-15, F May 4

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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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    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 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 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'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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    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 5 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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    I just had my very first pointe class!

    So painful! Very exciting though!
    giathedancer giathedancer 13-15, F Jul 9

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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'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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    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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    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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