18 Confessions of Adult Ballet Dancers
- We want to improve just as much as school aged students and professionals.
- More than the exercise, it’s the artistry of ballet that drives us to continue.
- We’ve seen the bronze sculpture by Degas, “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer” in person.
- We want “Tutu Tuesday” to really happen.
- We wish we had the physicality of ourselves at eighteen but the understanding of our age today.
- We sometimes struggle with saying, “I am a dancer” because we aren’t professionals.
- We have reoccurring dreams of doing infinite pirouettes.
- We want adult ballet dancers to follow class etiquette.
- But then again, we’ve brought babies to class.
- We own dancewear older than some of the students in class.
- We’d consider wearing a class uniform but just can’t do pink tights.
- Because we love that we can wear anything to class.
- We’ve experienced year long gaps between classes.
- And getting to class can feel like a triumph in itself.
- We want to work on the combinations at home but can never seem to remember them.
- We consider our classmates close friends and connect with them through our dancing.
- We are the patrons of the dance world.
- What’s your confession?
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