Ballet is an all consuming, love-hate relationship that requires incredible strength and grace. It demands the very best of you and gives you nothing in return. Ballet is very special for those who pursue it and only they can truly understand why we put ourselves through pain to achieve "perfect" technique.
Kid: Ballet is not a sport.
Dancer: It requires more strength than baseball.
Kid: No it doesn't.
Dancer: Okay, let me see you try and stand en pointe.