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I Am a Ballet Dancer

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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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    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 3 Responses May 28

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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'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 16-17, F May 13

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Related Experiences

    As a little boy I wanted to be a ballet dancer but was told it was for little girls now I'm older I'm thinking it's too late for me to learn ballet :(
    wassl wassl 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever since I was 10 I have loved wearing tights esp ballet tights. I also love men in tights. I have never done ballet but would love too. The problem is that in the UK there are...
    balletprince balletprince 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i'm a competitive hip hop dancer.
    wizwidow3005 wizwidow3005 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I'm not a good dancer but I think the rhythm is.
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M Sep 11

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    Particularly if they slip off her heels as she walks
    SteveKB SteveKB 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Flats are the only thing that doesn't hurt my little toes when I wear shoes is that normal
    ZebraUnicorn ZebraUnicorn 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I always have wanted to be one but theres no dance studios here and my parents think its a waste of time and money..
    nadinmagdy2000 nadinmagdy2000 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    My dream :/!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9DFobFlKMEE Is to become as good as her 🙏🙏🙏
    Minju96 Minju96 16-17, F Sep 5

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    Let's say that if I hear some music that has a rythm that I like, I start moving randomly, jumping around, whatever fits in the mood of the song. At least I have good timing xD And...
    thoughtworn thoughtworn 16-17, F Sep 11

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    I love dance It's my passion
    TimePrincess TimePrincess 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I miss it! There's nothing like feeling yourself dance in pointe shoes :(
    Adonaia Adonaia 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    Dear experience project,Hello, I hope you all are doing well.This is a little bit long, but I needed somewhere to vent.It all started at the ballet class at school, when I was told...
    Forgottencorpse Forgottencorpse 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    This is the only place in my life I feel totally free. For all my 18 years, my life has been a bit rocky, mostly when I was really young, and if you read any of my other stories...
    DaddysLittleKitten DaddysLittleKitten 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I always wanted to go to ballet class bug my parents wouldn't let me, they consider ballet far too sexual to be a pursuit that would engender holiness. I know. Weird! Well, I made...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I've been doing dance for 9 years. I'm one Of the best dancers. This is the last year I get to do dance as I wont be at that school anymore. All the Girls that are leaving do a...
    internetrodo internetrodo 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    August 22 1979 Soviet Dancer Defects While Touring in New York Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects while the Bolshoi Ballet is touring in New York. 1914 Japan declares war on...
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    I love dancing. It's my muse. I don't know if anyone has seen the movie Sucker Punch but that's how I feel when I dance. I feel like Babydoll. Everything else falls away and I feel...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F a week ago

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    Yesterday evening. Mask ball. People were fun and were dancing but i was just sitting there, doing nothing. I was afraid of inviting anyone to dance. Felt i am not a good enough...
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    I always have this Dream , being a professional Dancer and go on Tours with Some Singers :) but them I'm marriage and have Kids :/ I guess this is just a Dream
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