27 Undeniable Signs You Were A Dance Kid

Was there a law that every recital costume had to have sequins?

1. The phrase “let’s go across the floor” still fills you with fear.

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2. You cut holes in all your regular tights to make them convertible.

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3. You subconsciously practiced your tap moves in public places when your mom dragged you on boring errands…

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4. And your fouettes at the airport.

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5. There’s a photo like this hanging somewhere in your parents house.

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6. You went through so many cans of hairspray making these.

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7. This is what your closet looked like, and still kinda looks like.

I mean, you can’t just THROW THEM OUT, right?!

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8. You’re not above eating on the floor, because that’s what you had to do backstage.

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9. Glamour? Please, you know all about that.

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10. Same goes for bling.

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11. You know there’s really nothing hotter than a guy in tights.

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12. You had a weird crush on Peter Gallagher in “Center Stage.”

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13. You owned a pair of fishnets at a young age.

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14. You also owned fake glitter eyelashes.

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15. You mastered the art of changing into your dance outfit in the back of your mom’s car.

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16. You and your friends would choreograph dances after school “for fun.”

But it really was fun, actually.

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17. You know how to break in pointe shoes, and you know that it’s spelled “POINTE.”

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18. Getting a run in your tights is so NBD.

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19. You recognize all of these designer names.

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20. This doesn’t seem like a silly photo to you.

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21. Neither does this.

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22. You worked on your tendus while waiting in the grocery store line.

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23. You know this is an acceptable conversation starter.

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24. Working in groups is a skill you’ve absolutely mastered.

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25. This is something you know to be EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

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26. It took three of these to get all the makeup off your face after a recital.

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27. And even though you’re ancient by dancer standards now, you still fantasize about being a ballerina someday.

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