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My First Ballet Recital

My first ballet recital happened when I was about 12 years old. My mum had enrolled me in the local ballet school the year before and this was going to be my first ever ballet recital and I was so looking forward to it. My ballet lesssons had been going well and had been put in the 'girls intermediate' class which was a little enbarrasing considering that I was a boy, soft and delicate but still a boy. I was pretty good at catching up the steps probably made easier by the fact I had done gymastics before at school. At school, the word got out that I was taking ballet lessons so I was called a fairy, a sissy which to be true I was.
The ballet recital would consist of different pieces from the younger girls to the senior girls who would perform on pointes. Our teacher had choregraphed a very nice ballet for our group and although I was a boy, I was given exactly the same choregraphy as the girls to perform. We were rehearsing hard and the ltlle ballet looked really nice. Then came the moment all the girls and I were waiting for, the choice of the costumes. The girls would wear a whie tutu, pink tights and pink ballet shoes and for me it was decided that I would wear white tights, white ballet shoes but a white ballet tunic to match the girls's tutu. My mum took me to a dancewear shop for the fitting and to buy the costume which I think looked so pretty. I was also given a pink satin thong dance brief to wear under my white tights to avoid any panty line. I felt so emabarassed because they did look like just like panties but was told boys in ballet wore them.
Then the big day arrived, and the recital was in the afternoon. My mum,who I guessed has always wanted a girl, was also very looking forward to the recital. First I was taken by my mum in the morning to her haidresser. I had longish blond hair and it was decided it would look nice if my hair was curled for the recital  as this would look 'pretty'. We then went to pick up the costume and the make up kit and went to the ballet school to prepare for the show. I felt such like a sissy with my curled blond hair but all the ballet girls loved my new hair style. We did a warm up barre and then we started getting ready. I was allowed in the dressing room with the girls and my mum started appying my make up. This was my first time wearing make up and I loved it. We started with foundation, then power, eye shadows, little mascara. I looked in the mirror and with the blond curled hair and the make up I looked almost pretty like a girl. Then, as the girls were changing into their tights and tutu, I slipped my ballet briefs on and put on my tights and tunic. I was ready for the recital. We all gathered and got ready for the stage. The recital went well, I danced well and I was able to perform the trick steps like double pirouette well. At the end everyone applauded and each of the girls and me were handed a pink rose which was lovely.
danseuretoile danseuretoile 31-35, M 8 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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Just a lovely story. Your hcurled hair is amazing. But it's no shame to be a sissy

I agree with Paula. Just such a sweet and lovely image.

thank you

That's so sweet!

thanks ballet is great for a sissy boy

Yes I think girls in my class prefer when I wear gray tights, the degas ones are lovely

I have just recently bought milliskin grey tights. I have truly been missing this. It was suggested by my ballet mistress to try some...well...I have never...ever, had such terrific fitting tights. I am really glad to have purchased the grey ones. Although I'm parcial to black...these grey tights produce lines I have never seen before. I had white Danskin seamed tights years ago and could never keep them up. No wonder Miss Stephane suggested these, starsailor85 just like your avitar, they are fab!!!

I agree millskin grey tights are fab. I love grey ballet tights and I have 3 pairs: repetto, degas and wear moi. This is the standard color for boys across ballet school in france. I feel it's much better to see the lines of boys in grey tights and expose their anatomy better than in black tights

hi danseuretoile, In your opinion, which tights are the best for staying up, separating the bumb (preventing unibutt)? The repetto, degas or wear moi. My issue is my gigantic thighs and I have to have custom orders. I know that wear moi does not make my size thats why I went to M.Stevens Milliskin. Any suggestions. I love the look of the grey tights, I also enjoy the look of the womens faces when I wear them in class :)

I remember my disappointment when my mother bought me proper black boys ballet tights and informed me I shouldnt wear my older sister's tights to class. Girls tights are so much nicer and softer.I insisted on wearing a pair of girls tights under my boys ballet tights.

Such a nice story!! My parents diplomatically said no to me when I asked to take ballet. So I'm very envious of you.! I started ballet at 17, but no creditation was ever given to me. I enjoy your stories, please keep then coming!!

Great story.Like you I was sent to ballet classes by my mother when I was still a young boy.M older sister attended ballet lessons and the ballet teacher was keen to attract boys to her ballet school.I was only one of 2 boys out of over 200 girls in the ballet school. I had to wear a pair of my sister's black school tights to ballet class and in my first year curtseyed along with the girls at the end of each ballet class.It was little wonder I grew up sissy and effeminate. Jamie

Yes I know the feeling as I was sent to ballet school by my mum and started out wearing girls tights too. I think doing the girls reverence is so much nicer and prettier anyway