My First Ballet RecitalMy 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.