Guest MasterPuppeteer Posted September 25, 2008 Report Share Posted September 25, 2008 ...what do the pros really, and I mean REALLY think of us? Are they laughing behind our backs? Do they think we're a little silly/pathetic for pursuing our inner ballerina? Do they feel contempt for us for having given up dancing only to realize our mistake too late in life? Okay, okay, I know I shouldn't be concerned about them or anyone else's opinions. I should just dance, right? But I can't help thinking these thoughts, though. *I* feel that way. I feel a little pathetic for indulging my inner ballerina. I feel a little delusional for wanting to go on pointe after all these years/decades. I feel slightly silly for donning the pink tights and leotard when I see my 5-year old wearing the same thing. SHE looks cute, while I look...silly. I'm hoping you all will understand how I feel and not just brush it off with a, "Don't worry about it, just dance!" Did anyone else feel this way when you started back up? A little background on myself: both my parents were engineers and saw no value in dance aside from the improvement in my posture. At age 10, my mother declared that I was done, and I haven't put on ballet shoes since (I'm now 36). I've danced hip hop mostly in the interim, but I just now restarted ballet when the urge to do it again overpowered me after watching DD in classes. Thanks for listening/reading. Quote Link to comment
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