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39 Questions We Have For Ballet Dancers

"Is it just like Center Stage?!"

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1. Do you watch dance movies?

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2. If so, do you love them or hate them?

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3. How accurate is Center Stage?

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4. How accurate is Black Swan?

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5. What do your feet look like?

6. Are you really good at doing braids?

7. Are you amazing at doing makeup?

8. How many hours a day do you have to rehearse?

9. How long does it take to learn the choreography for a two-hour ballet?

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10. Is there crazy rivalry within companies? And bitchiness between the girls?

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11. Do you get classical music songs stuck in your head the way we all get pop music stuck in our heads?

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12. How much does a professional ballerina get paid? Do you have to have another job as well as dancing?

13. How do you stay so toned?

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(No, really, plz tell us.)

14. Do you have to stay on a really strict diet during show seasons?

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15. Do you ever have cheat days where you go out and eat McDonald's and do shots or can you not afford to do that?

16. Do you speak basic French because all the ballet terminology is in French?

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17. Are you really good at other types of dancing?

18. Do you all smoke?

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19. Do any ballerinas actually wear ballet flats?

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20. Is there such a thing as a ballet where no one dies?

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21. What happens if you're the lead and you hate the other lead and you have no chemistry?

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22. Is there a lot of sexual tension when you're dancing with the opposite sex?

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23. Does your flexibility make you amazing in bed?

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24. Do you live in constant fear of breaking your leg?

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25. How much hairspray do you think you've gone through in your life?

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26. How many years does it take to become a professional ballerina?

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27. How bad was the pain when you first started dancing en pointe?

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28. And did you just have to keep dancing even though your feet felt mangled?

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29. How much do your teachers push you? Are they really controlling?

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Like Abby Lee Miller, but for ballet?

30. And how accurate is Dance Moms, in terms of stage moms?

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31. Have you ever sabotaged another dancer like Julian did in Petals on the Wind?

32. How long is the usual career of a professional ballerina?

33. Do you all open ballet schools when you retire from the stage?

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34. What is the hardest thing about being a professional ballerina?

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35. And what's the best thing?

36. It seems like such hard work, did you ever have days growing up where you were like "ugh maybe I'll just pick an easier career so I can stay in bed all day today"?

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37. Have you ever injured yourself really badly?

38. Do you live in fear that your dancing partner will fuck up and injure you?

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39. And finally... Are you human, or are you dancer?

Please answer in the comments below we would love to know more about the ballet community! xoxo