I do ballet.
Sh! Bup-bup-bup! Shhhhhh!
I am well aware of the misconceptions associated with ballet. If you haven’t ever done it, or no one has explained it to you, allow me the honor.
Okay, here’s the deal: ballet makes you do unnatural things with your body. Most people don’t turn on their toes or do the splits or bend themselves in half. It’s not a natural thing for most people.
It also takes years of training and uncomfortableness. (Is uncomfortableness a word? Well, it is now.) People who can’t take it just don’t do it; because, let’s face it, it hurts. Ankles, shins, toes, knees … it’s hard on them.
Ballet is most certainly NOT just girly girls dressed in pink walking on their tippy-toes. And never make the mistake of thinking it is easy; we just make it LOOK easy on stage (if we do what we’re supposed to).
So I hope you have a better understanding of the truth of ballet. It is not for sissies and it’s not easy.
Mostly I’m telling this to you because … well, actually, firstly because people need to know. Secondly … I’m going on pointe!!!!
Going on pointe is a big deal in the ballet world. It means you go from this shoe:
To this shoe:
AND IT’S A HUGE DEAL.
I am so excited! I’m getting fitted for shoes this Saturday and we’re starting dance with them next week. Wish me luck! (I. Am. So. Excited! 😀)