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I Love Ballet

Ballet is a passion, a release, a feeling, an experience. 648 People

    I Wish I Could Again

    I have been dancing ever since I was 4 and I had danced 8 years at Fidalgo Dance Works and then when i was 12 I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis and I became paralysed from the waist down and I miss ballet so much and it made me feel like nothing else in this world mattered...
    pandachairwithwheels pandachairwithwheels 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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    My Ballet Story

    I started ballet when I was three and fell in love. From then I was addicted. I took ballet at the Joffrey ballet in NYC until I was 17 and was offered an apprenticeship at the Boston ballet. I had the privilege of working with them and got a few small parts in various ballets...
    GiselleandAndrew GiselleandAndrew 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    Well I don't love it.

    I love the technique it has given me for contemporary dance. I completely quit when I was 13 and I'm now 17 and I have to go back for technique lessons. This scares me as ballet is very strict and I moved away from it for that reason because I don't like to be conformed through...
    shhimnotsaying shhimnotsaying 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Ballet Is My Life

    I love ballet. Although I'm quite new at it (2 years now), it is my passion. I dance tap, jazz, lyrical, modern and musical theater too, but something about ballet attracts me. I dance more ballet than any other class. I wish everyone else could experience a passion like this.
    DancerGal3 DancerGal3 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    And I Will Hit You With A Mallet

    if give it a try, you don't let! Do not by shy, it is just Ballet and I will wonder why, if the art you don't get. Like Wonder Woman they spin doing Fouetté en tournant is a win! I wonder how they don't get dizzy, watching them puts me in a tizzy! Pas de deux is so full of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    Those Who C A N ... Can Also Teach

    I have taught dance for a very long time. I took dance lessons for even longer. While I was never the prima ballerina, I always had a spot on any show or piece for which I auditioned. Well, except for the LA Laker Girls.  Didn't get a spot there but that's a different story for...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    I'm So Bad At It. But It's Great!

    I took a ballet class after school in the first grade, and never revisited it -- despite watching many ballet performances -- until this year.  Class once a week. It's great, because I hardly exercise otherwise, but it's so hard!  It doesn't help that I'm both horribly...
    EPGrace EPGrace 18-21, F 4 Responses May 7, 2008

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    I Am a Former Ballerina (unprofessional)

    I took ballet and tap for about eight years. I took jazz and lyrical for two years and pointe for two years.
    Sasquatch1990 Sasquatch1990 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    It's such a rush to do what you love most.

    You practice to get your timing just right until your body and the music melt into one. You hear the music approaching a crescendo as you anticipate the moment your body lifts off the ground and into the air in a perfect Grand Jeté.
    mischievous15 mischievous15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    Ballet

    Im starting ballet now but i need to know what to wear.
    frog64 frog64 16-17 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    Ballet Poem.

    This poem inspires me so much I read it before I go to class or before I go on stage :) Ballet As a symphony of legs float, but round a single piroette, on pointe she goes, raised in majesty and swept in pink silk, covering her delicate slender tones, in wonderous shades, as...
    Annabella210 Annabella210 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    I Really Wanted Do Do Ballet..

    When I was a kid, I really, really wanted to take ballet classes. My younger sister took them, and when we went to pick her up and the lesson wasn't over yet, I'd always do what they were doing, at the side of the room. I so badly wanted to have classes too, I begged my...
    Otharia Otharia 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    Ballet Is Beautiful

    I've been taking dance for almost three years and ballet for a little over a year. While I'm not the most experienced dancer at my studio, I'm making strides and I'll be eligible for pointe soon. My studio is wonderful because they know just how far to push each individual...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    Why The Younger Dancer Needs Mirrors More

    Probably no adult can say when it happened, that he found himself alive in his head instead of in the present, so that his eyes became more like a camera than like animal eyes, but logic must tell him he was not always someone in his head. At one point he didn't have two words...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Aug 5, 2011

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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 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    Living For Ballet

    I'm currently 15 years old, I've been dancing for 13 years. Ballet is my life, I'm in the studio 6/7 days of the week. I'm in love with ballet. <3
    madielane madielane 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2012

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    Loved It Since I Was 3

    when my mum took me to a class just to see what it was like. I loved it and have been doing it ever since! i have developed great friends through my ballet classes and my ballet classes complement my gymnastics classes
    grapes305 grapes305 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2010

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    My Personal Ballet Story

    I started ballet when I was 4 and since then I have just loved it more and more. Now no-one sees me as someone they can bully because I do ballet but someone who has beaten the bullies and gotten on with the joy of ballet!
    willfi97 willfi97 13-15 3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    I've been doing dance

    and ballet since I've been little and I love ballet.i love pointe shoes.One of my favorite songs is "hall of fame " because I can relate to it.do a lot a tricks is hard and sometimes you fall but you need to get up and practice and fight for the place you want.👯
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I always loved watching ballets

    as a child I would try the moves in my room and pretend I was the prima ballerina lhol. my dad told me though I was not skinny enough to be one which shattered my dreams completely... but my niece is a dancer and I always called her my little...
    imladyofpraise imladyofpraise 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Only For Two Years

    I had a very good ballet teacher Iloved it, but When I moved to holland I feel ill and had to opperate and could move much after.  When I came back to my island I tried again but I could b/c of back injuries and I still fantaise about dancing. I used to do 3 ballet 5 Jazz...
    BlueberryChihuahua BlueberryChihuahua 21-25, F 6 Responses Dec 1, 2007

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    Does anyone know Nijinsky?

    ?? if you don't go forth and search him! I saw a ballet about his life story truly moving and beautiful, the way they conveyed his gradual insanity! jaw dropping! National Ballet of Canada btw just in case you were wondering :)
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F Dec 12, 2013

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    Lincoln Center (ballet poem)

    Lincoln Center   While the piano plays softly  Twirling in a pirouette   Her skirt floating softly   The sleek wooden floor tapping the gentle sound of her pointe shoes The wind upon her body   As she flies across the air   The beating of her heart   The blood flowing...
    1NewWorldToronto 1NewWorldToronto 46-50, M Sep 7, 2012

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Feb 26

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    I dance since I was 3 years old!

    Thats my life I forget about all my problems when I'm dancing
    gabyanalisa gabyanalisa 13-15, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Once I'm Settled In...

    I 'd like to begin ballet classes. I've already began working on strengthening my feet, ankles, and toes. My toe point is pretty good, all things considered. It's something I've always wanted to do and it will help me with my balance, grace, and meeting new people.
    MrsSugarButt MrsSugarButt 26-30, F May 29, 2013

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    Ballet Help

      I've been a ballet dancer for about 12 years now and I know that no matter what stage you are at it's always so helpful to have other help. Its always been so hard to find good help with ballet outside of the studio BUT I found this website and its awesome helped me heaps...
    ballet101 ballet101 18-21, F Sep 19, 2009

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    Dreams

    Sometimes I have a lovely dream at night that I am effortlessy dancing ballet. Gravity does not seem to exist in these dreams as I leap high, float and twirl with ease. Then I wake up and my 40 something old body is aching and I just DON''T want to get out of bed!
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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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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    Scared

    I want to take ballet but im too scared to ask my parents.
    frog64 frog64 16-17 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    In a sparkly pink tutu

    and needed a wee so I was walking around to find a place for toilet then suddley I ended up at outside this girls ballet school and so many girls caught me and I just started to wetmyself and so many girls watch and stared and filmed me wetting myself while laughing so oqward...
    Tigerdanw Tigerdanw 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I love ballet. It's so beautiful.

    The music. The choreography. It frees my mind. It lets me relax. It is just perfect. I started ballet when I was about 5 and fell in love. In 5th grade I got sick, but still danced, but in 6th I was not allowed to a lot and only went one time a week, which broke my heart </3...
    sunnydayz234 sunnydayz234 13-15, F Mar 4

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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 need to buy some new flats, but that's not too bad of a purchase.
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Me Too

    I took ballet for 8 years. I think I was quite good at it. I loved doing the jumps, it makes me feel free and exhilarated.
    shygirl93 shygirl93 16-17, F Jul 5, 2010

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    6 classes a week . All day all the time .

    Up down down and up . Run and jump . Don't forget you're smile . Ballet is not just a dance but a art and a way of life . It can't hurt but feel amazing . There is nothing more relaxing then dance but nothing more stress full . So amazing and different but yet so alike . I feel...
    Neroforlife Neroforlife 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    My Story

    I did Ballet in 1st and 2nd grade, then quit because we couldn't afford it. Now I am 13 and retaking lessons. I absolutely adore this beautiful art form, and hope to go En Pointe in the next 3 years.
    NatalieRedwood NatalieRedwood 13-15, F Oct 5, 2013

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    I Love It!

    I love dancing, I love feeling beautiful when I dance. The only time I do feel beautiful is when Im dancing. Its an art not everybody can master, It is such a beautiful thing to do. It also helps me with my artistic side for gymnastics. Its not a girly sport at all, if anything...
    SaraC09 SaraC09 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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    Beautiful Ballet

    I started ballet when I was 5, I enjoyed it so much. When I was 7 I decided to quit, I dont know why but I did. Even though I quit dance has always been close to my heart. When I started to get bullied ballet was the only thing that seized the pain, I felt so beautiful and free...
    Istherehope123 Istherehope123 13-15, F Jan 7, 2013

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    Trying New Things

    I've always had a weakness for pretty things. Not only do I like to look at pretty people, I want to be one. So when I saw a listing for ballet in my area I had to sign up for it. I've never been a graceful person, but I want to be one.  I just got back from my first day at...
    silencedsilver silencedsilver 22-25, F Jan 5, 2010

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    Ballet Is Interesting

    Recently my GF has started to like Ballet, and so did i. I find it Interesting and a very Nice and Peaceful form of Art. I am going to take classes but as a Girl(Since i'm a Girly Boy). I don't think it should be a Problem cause i look like a Girl. I will take my first class in...
    HelloKittyFanBoy HelloKittyFanBoy 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    been doing it since I was around 3.

    I've loved it so much, and I've been on pointe for three or four years or now. it's painful, it's brutal, it's difficult, but it's still my absolute favourite thing. performing is my favourite part, it's the most amazing feeling. I'm in the final stages of completing the entire...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    My Baby Girl!

    My oldest danced competitively for 10 years. She was in several ballets and when she finally got her first pair of toe shoes... well her face just glowed even more. She had to fight for each spot in the various auditions and companies that she was a part of as she was always so...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2010

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    As you can see i love ballet.

    I only did it for a little bit but i loved it. Now unfortunally i cant do it anymore.
    redleg19 redleg19 16-17, T 2 Responses Apr 5

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    When I Was Young

    Ever since i was around 3 ive been a little ballerina, i have now been dancing for ten (going on eleven) years. I am pretty good... one of the top in my company and i was wondering your opinion on going further and making it into a career.
    1othrteenagetrainwrek 1othrteenagetrainwrek 13-15 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    My Mom Taught Me To Love Ballet

    My mom started Ballet when she was 5 and continued through elementary school and middle school by the time she was in high school they saw enough in her that they put her in a performing arts high school in Chicago! When she was 16 she was a professional dancer. She danced...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F Oct 28, 2012

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    Why not? As I do my annual listen to Semyon

    Bychkov conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker in Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker;" I muse again about why ballet is not done nude. No other activity that I can think of, except the sports of gymnastics, diving, and figure skating, are so focused on the body as ballet. If if is...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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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 her tour gets close to where I live.
    OneandOne OneandOne 41-45, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Related Experiences

    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 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 a week ago

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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 love being an uncle. There isn't much I have that leaves a genuine smile on my face than that of my two nieces and my nephew. This is the love I have to those that see or want...
    shadowweep shadowweep 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 24

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