MY BALLET STORY ---
First, let me say that ballet has been a passion with me since I was a kid. I remember going to Radio City Music Hall in New York for the first time on a field trip in school to go see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and seeing the dancers and the rest of the show. But back in my mind, I thought to myself that I would like to dance like them one day and that's when my passion for dance began. But being the shy kid that I was, I never followed that dream to take classes. So as I grew up, I just put dance in the back of my mind and went into the Navy.
What made me get into dance as an adult. Even though I knew ballet wasn't going to be easy, but what is when you first start something for the first time and that I may not become professional, like my two favorite dancers, Polina Semionova and Mikhail Baryshnikov, but I am finally following a dream I wanted to do! How did it all begin for me, unforntunately it was on a second chance at life after having an accident in 2012, when I was T-boned in my car. I was able to get back on my feet cause of my experience in the Navy, I was trained to get back on my feet without the help of physical therapy, but something still didn't feel right with me and felt weak from the accident. I wanted to do something, but going to the gym wasn't something I wanted to do. Going to the gym, you do the same exercises over and over again. So that is when I thought to myself and decided I'll check into ballet classes cause it was something I always wanted to do and you are always learning something new when you go to class. Now, that I am taking my classes, I have finally found the happiness that I've been looking for since I was a kid! So, if people want to look at me and judge, that's fine cause it is something I want to do and enjoy! Even my teacher says she sees the hidden ballerina in me come out cause I have the passion for ballet when I come to class and sees me getting better every class! Since going to ballet, I have advanced in November '14, to go en pointe, so slowly progressing in my classes. To be called a ballerina, doesn't make a difference to me cause it only means I have the passion to dance! So what ballet has done for me was open me up to feel the happiness that I was missing, besides the great exercise it gives me to keep fit and to enjoy life more! I'm here to say, if you have a dream, don't let anyone stop you from following it cause then it may stop you from finding the happiness that you were looking for!!
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