A really hard sport, even though we don't go into the olympics it's just as hard as any sport because not only girls have to stand on a block wood, the have to look graceful while they spin and jump on it. Not only you have to do that, you have the pressure to be skinny, not strong or buff, but thin so you can look more graceful and so guys can lift them. It can lead to an eating disorder. The men don't have it much easier, they have to be able to jump ten feet in the air and lift girls. Growing up and doing ballet for a guy is really hard because for recitals you have to wear tights.
If ballet was any eaiser it would be called football.
by balletfreakk123 June 26, 2009

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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'
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An incredibly difficult SPORT that most people do not believe is a sport. Ballet requires a great level of dedication and discipline. When ballet dancers reach a certain level of advancement, the begin to dance en pointe, or on pointe shoes, which are shoes with a very stiff toe so the dancer can be supported when standing on her/his toes. Ballet is known to the majority of people as a "sissy" thing, something that only girly-girls and gay men do. Lots of rude and misinformed people mock ballet dancers by prancing around and pretending to wear a tutu. In fact, it has been proven that ballet boosts coordination and even IQ. It is actually much harder that football. There are a great many steps and technicalities to each move; you have to maintain a turnout and pointed feet. Boys/men often do lots of lifting, but they also dance, too. In very professional companies there is the corphee who is the leader of the corps de ballet (they ensemble dancers) and there is the prima ballerina who is the highest dancer there is in a company. All professional dancers must have huge amounts of strength, flexibility, and poise. The key to being a successful ballerina (in addition to have memorized all the steps, being flexible and strong, being dedicated, etc.) is to be able to mask your HUGE effort and make it look easy.
Football Player: You are so gay, you take ballet and you are a boy and you wear tights! Sissy! *imitates ballet badly*
Male Ballet Dancer:...well... It's actually pretty hard...
Ballet Teacher: *appears* Ok, let's have 25 grand battements on each side and then eight plie-double-pirouettes at the barre, then adagio at the center with promenade-plie-lift-to-attitude-plie-bring-to-passe-balance...
Football Player: *runs away*
Male Ballet dancer & Ballerinas: *do combination perfectly*

I am not saying that all football players act that way, I'm just stating that that is a common sterotype.
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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.

Kid: Never mind!
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A form of dance that works on balance and flexiblity.
I just started ballet and i already feel more balanced.
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A form of exercise that works every part of the body, especially the lower body region. When doing ballet, dress is everything. Either go all out or nothing at all.
She and I practiced ballet till we perfected our routine.
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Ballet is a beautiful and graceful SPORT that takes all of your time, devotion, and effort. Ballet is usually characterized by pink, tutus, and being easy... I characterize it by bloody toes, pain, and beauty. YOu have to really love ballet to become pro, and even then you still are in pain.
Girl: So what are you doing this week?
ballet dancer: ballet
Girl: tomorow?
Ballet dancer: ballet
Girl: the rest of the week?
Ballet dancer: ballet
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