I Love Ballet

Ballet is a passion, a release, a feeling, an experience. 746 People

    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
    46-50, F
    Oct 28, 2012

    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
    4 Responses Nov 4, 2008

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2008

    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

    I Love All Forms of Art, An...

    I love all forms of art, and preformance art is amazing.  The dedication and skill that it takes to preform a ballet is commendable.  I love to watch people dance, it's so expressive and I think ballet is one of the most expressive.
    institches1981 institches1981
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2008

    BALLET DREAMS by: Rob Paquin Dream a

    dream with melodies playing In barre, a soothing audio Dream away the night with me Center stage, begins adagio Avant, en - unto my thoughts Hearts in tune, Love's piano Piroutté l’aire; into love's allegro Dream a dancing dream tonight Brisé to me; So sweet Dedans, en...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    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 Dec 21, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 17, 2015

    I've Only Been In Ballet For 6 Months

    But, I'm already starting to get good. My teacher says I have strong enough ankles that I can go on pointe whenever I feel ready. She also has helped me a lot with my technique which has made me much more confident. So, last week I was asked to teach a short ballet dance to two 5...
    silencedsilver silencedsilver
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2010

    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
    16-17, F
    Oct 5, 2013

    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

    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, & lower back. Basically, everything below my waist! lol! Umm, the hands of a man soothing the soreness.
    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    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

    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
    Dec 24, 2013
    giathedancer giathedancer
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Nov 17, 2014

    Scared

    I want to take ballet but im too scared to ask my parents.
    frog64 frog64
    18-21
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 1, 2007

    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, 2014

    I quit like a year ago cuz I broke my ankle

    and found out I had weak ankles but sometimes I miss it
    CaseyCutiePie CaseyCutiePie
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    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

    Has Anyone Audition For Any Schools Or Majored In Dance?

    Can you tell us about it and share your stories.
    Aniohevetotha Aniohevetotha
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2011

    I'm absolutely mad about ballet.

    I'm desperate to be a professional ballerina but am starting to have to live with the reality that it may not be possible. But I still love dancing.
    emilyr2001 emilyr2001
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2015

    Ballet

    Im starting ballet now but i need to know what to wear.
    frog64 frog64
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 30, 2013

    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
    16-17, F
    Mar 4, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2014

    I've been dancing since i was 16months old

    and now i'm 15. I'm on my 4th year of pointe and i love what i do. I dance 8 hours a week and teach classes every saturday. Today we had an awesome time doing barre au sol exercises and it was just amazing. I feel like everytime i dance i love it more (i'm a french canadian so...
    anazahra anazahra
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    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
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Dec 17, 2015

    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
    Feb 1, 2014

    I used to go to ballet class from age seven

    until age sixteen. I love the ballet, and my ballet mistress said I have a dancers grace. She was the one who inspired me!
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

    I use to and have no time

    for it now. Still have like 50 ballet shoes
    Yplv Yplv
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 16

    I recently started to try & get back into

    ballet. I loved it when I was younger. I went ahead of myself & did some stretches & bar work a few weeks ago. Afterwards, in the mid-night hour, my body,legs, & feet were paralyzed with pain. Stupid, stupid move. While doing the exercises I was happy & told myself, it's a...
    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

    The most beautiful form of dance to me.

    I still want to be a ballerina.
    LifeAsCiara LifeAsCiara
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2015
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