Musings Of A Former Ballerina
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Musings Of A Former Ballerina

Once a ballerina, always a ballerina.

Musings Of A Former Ballerina

If you've ever danced in your life, I'm sure you can relate to the feelings of nostalgia I'm about to whine about. Basically, I miss ballet so much. There are days where I'm content with where I am now, but then again there are days where I would give ANYTHING to go back and repeat my ballet years.

My older sister recently ordered a new ballet leotard, tights, shoes, and leg warmers because she's still a ballet teacher. They arrived in the mail and a WAVE of nostalgia hit me like a ton of bricks upon seeing the Discount Dance logo on the papers. Back in our ballet days, when a new Discount Dance magazine came in the mail, my sisters and I used to fight over who could look through it first and mark the leotards we wanted. Ah! It was seriously so fun and I'm sure I could still recognize the 12 models they used.

If you pull up YouTube on my computer, you'll see that my suggested videos are all ballet snippets. (P.S. Paloma Herrera's Don Quixote will always be my favorite.) I can't help but watch in amazement these beautiful professional ballerinas who achieved their dream. Seriously, how cool would it be to tell someone your occupation is a PROFESSIONAL BALLERINA. Legit.

Some days I really miss the structure of ballet. I seriously blame ballet for my uptight, organized attitude and I don't see it as a bad thing. The discipline I learned at the barre and in the studio still reflects into my everyday life. I'm definitely enrolling my kids in ballet classes by the age of three.

More than anything, I miss my girls. There also isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss my ballet friends. Of course, I see my mains on a daily basis still (shoutout to mah girl, Caroline), but I miss coming into the studio and hearing everyone's hilarious stories before class (and during class...oops. Sorry, Megan!). My ballet girls will forever have my heart and will forever be a part of my life.

Even though this retired ballerina has moved on, you can still find me ponche-ing to pick something up or détourné-ing to turn around.

Okay, now the following are just a bunch of ballet pictures because I feel nostalgic and I'm really missing my ballet babes.

We were just babies!

Love you forever, Michael!

Lizzy and Rachel- the best of friends!

Ugly costumes, but the pretty girls make up for it!

That's my sisterrr!

My A1 since day one.

Peter Pan Indians were lit.

The studio was a little cramped somedays.


My Brynn(:

Love you forever, CDT.

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