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Updated by Kristen Gillette on Jan 21, 2015
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Ballet Around the Web 1/21

I've known for a while that I'm not exactly a guy who lives inside the box. Most men my age who are active do things such as softball, golf or maybe bowling. Some are a little bit bolder and still play some soft of sandlot football ...
Took a class at Heartbeat House the other day, but before I talk about that I wanna talk about this other thing. Ok, Heartbeat House has this deal for new people. First class costs five dollars, and all the other classes you take within your first week keep on costing just five dollars.
Ballet is Boring
A friend and colleague recently posted a quote on her Facebook page and it got me thinking. Mr. Balanchine once said: "If you don't feel challenged, it's because you're not doing enough. Ballet should never feel comfortable. Comfortable is lazy! If you're comfortable when you dance, you're not pushing yourself hard enough.
Mariinsky Ballet in 'Cinderella,' Under Alexei Ratmansky
The differences between danced versions of Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" - a mainstay of ballet repertory - tend to be relatively subtle. The Capulets and the Montagues usually meet in Renaissance Verona, and the individuals tend to quarrel, laugh, fall in love and die at more or less the same passages in the music.
Hey guys, I'm looking for stories. Your stories to be specific. See, one of the things I love about dance is that it's different for everyone but there's no right or wrong way to be a dancer. So I'm interested in your stories of being a dancer.