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peterpanera:

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jamminyamin:

Ballerinas are the most underrated athletes.

GUYS SHE IS SPINNING ON HER TOE.

ALL HER WEIGHT ON HER TOE. 

HER TOE.

TOE.

Thank you someone for finally acknowledging this.

People always make ballet seem like such a wimpy, easy sport. 

While we are dancing, we have to:

  • turn out our feet
  • hyper extended our knees
  • tuck our buts under
  • flatten our stomach
  • close your ribcage (to the point where you cant breathe)
  • shoulders are down and back
  • elbows are lifted
  • hands and fingers are soft
  • neck is long
  • use proper head movements

ALL THIS WHILE STILL IN OUR STARTING POSITIONS NOW DO ALL THAT WHILE MOVING AND LOOKING GORGEOUS. AND EFFORTLESS

You try holding your leg by your head without touching it and turning on the tips of your toes and wooden shoes and tell me ballet isn’t hard.

People always say “don’t be a ballerina” and “don’t be such a pussy”

when really ballerinas and vaginas are probably the most hardcore things

AND BALLERINAS WITH VAGINAS ARE JUST STRAIGHT UP METAL

SO DO NOT TELL ME BALLET IS FUCKING EASY AND NOT A REAL SPORT

Most ballerina’s are also known for dancing until their feet bleed, bandaging them up and getting back on with the show.

jfc ballerinas are so fucking metal

Oh, god, years ago I saw this thing on tv where some members of the all blacks went to the Royal NZ ballet or something, and they did some exercises, and the ballerinas fucking owned them in terms of fitness and endurance.

And if you think you can do this on the balls of your feet so it must be only a little harder en pointe.. argh!! try it! The need for strength is insane, especially in the thighs and core muscles. And yes, I can go on point without toe shoes and yes it really is that painful. And yes toe shoes make it a little easier but also a lot harder because your feet are in a resin box so the pressure on the knuckles and tip of the toe is so much worse. I won’t even go in to how hard it is to spin at all. Let alone in correct position.

I would loan my toe shoes to prove the point (started ballet as an adult, was just about to go in to advanced class and boom, RA- I try not to dwell on theatre at all or I’ll crawl into a ball and cry forever) but they are actually dangerous. They are slippery on carpet and mine as not worn enough to have any flex in the arch.