Are you a ballet fan? When I was a teenager, one of my friends decided to teach me an important lesson. It was like this, I would always say that ballet was very soft, “Anyone can do ballet” is what I used to say. My friend had been dancing since she was 6 years old. She went to dance lessons three times a week. She asked me to go with her and try it out.
I accepted the challenge with the condition that she didn’t tell my friends. As you may understand, I wasn’t in a hurry for my friends to find out that I had gone to ballet class. Anyway, I got there with my friend, but I didn’t go in. She probably told her teacher about me because I would see them looking at me and then giggling. After about 30 minutes, the teacher came up to me and asked me if I wanted to try some exercises.
“As long as I don’t have to wear a dress,” I responded. They both laughed, and they told me where I could change. I was wearing a pair of pants and a t-shirt. The stretching part of the class started, and I was blown away by all the effort that you needed to exert. “This is tough,” I started to think when I was just getting started. Of course, I didn’t want them to notice that it was being tough for me.
After about 30 minutes into it, I wanted everything to end. The next two days were very difficult for me. There were a lot of things that I was having a tough time doing. Bending down and opening my legs a lot, were the toughest for me. My friend noticed this even though I was trying my best to hide it. She asked me if I was ready to give it a second try, and I answered that I wouldn’t go there if I got paid to do so.
She laughed but I had learned my lesson. Ballet is not an easy thing to do. Many of the dancers start when they are very young. It takes a lot of sacrifices, time and determination to become a professional dancer. Dancing is of course, not limited to ballet. Currently, there are many dance academies that focus their lessons to students who want to learn to dance hip-hop.
But of course, the purest form of dance for many people still is ballet. The following video features a young dancer with a unique act. Her name is Annika, and she is competing in the Youth America Grand Prix 2015 European Competition in Paris, France. She is almost at the end of her routine when she pulls off a very creative part. I promise you this is definitely worth watching, Check it out!