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I wanted to pin this post first to let everyone know my story and how ballet has helped me --

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!!
#ballet   #ballerina   #pointe   #dance  
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Very inspiring thank you ❤️
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Just a short video I put together while practicing today! #Ballet
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+DANCE MOMS! Thanks, been trying to practise more. 
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Instead of practicing outside, I wanted to use my barre today, so I could build up more of my strength in my ankles for ballet class!
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I'm looking forward to seeing the ballet, Swan Lake, this Friday, performing by Moscow City Ballet at local theatre! #ballet 
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Happy March to all! Here's a photo from my calendar! #Ballerina #ballet #pointe 
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Why I started Ballet as an adult? (Part 2)
         As I stated in my first post of my blog, it was a second chance in life for me to be able to start ballet as an adult! But my car accident wasn't the main reason why I started. Let me say that ballet has been a passion with me since I was a kid. I ...
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I put my first blog up and will try and keep up with it. But it will be my ballet experiences, either in class or at home and plus just interesting things happening in my life.
I was on my way to work (March, 2012), when I was in a car accident (T-boned) by someone running a red light. The truck that hit me spun my car about 50 ft. across to the other side of the road and I  where I was cut out of t...
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My idol, Polina Semionova, such a wonderful ballerina! Always wanted to be like her with the grace and technique.
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Her back!!!
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Getting ready to practise with my barre.
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Beautiful! #Ballerina #ballet
 
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Just put in an order for Gaynor Minden pointe shoes. Does anyone have an opinion on these shoes and how well they are?
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Amazing! 
She is 15-years-old, and a dancer is living among us here in the valley. She's one that will likely go on to make history in the world of ballet.
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"Live to Dance, Dance to Live" - Love Ballet!
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A Favorite quote - " In order to be happy, appreciate what you have and not what you don't, so be yourself!!"        
              I'm an easy going guy who is mainly quiet until I know you and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. I am working on my new chapter in life. I have finally started taking ballet, which I wanted to do as a kid, but never did. So now I'm following my dream to dance! Whether it be in class or just at home practicing! Nice to finally start a passion!
               I was in the Navy (90 - 93) and now I work for the Post Office as a rural carrier.      Navy service - - Boot Camp - Orlando, Florida (Co. 178, 1990)- A-school - San Diego, Calif (RM -  Now known as IT - 1990 - 91)- Duty Station - USS Forrestal (CV/AVT - 59) (Comm Dept, CR Division) (91 - 93)- Reserves - West Palm Beach, Florida (2003 - 2005)- Also, did a Med Cruise in 1991 (places visited were Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Turkey, Egypt), Operation Provide Comfort and was awarded National Defense, Sea Service, Joint-Meritorious, Southwest Asia, and a Flag Letter of Commendation medals while I was in.
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Three most passion in my life - 1. Ballet, 2. Navy, and 3. Dragons...but do enjoy outdoor activities, like being on my boat!
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Rural Carrier in West Palm Beach, Fl.
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    Rural Carrier, 2001 - present
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    Radioman, 1990 - 1993
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