A form of dance which requires a stick-thin figure, high pain threshhold and ungodly level of fitness. Complaining is not allowed. If your feet bleed/your toes break, it's a sign that you're on the right track. You can never wear open-toed shoes again.
'I'm so hungry I could eat three lettuce
leaves' - the curse of ballet. Food is frowned upon.
'Pain is your friend'