10 Back-to-School Struggles Every Dancer Knows Too Well

Yep, summer is over and school is back in session. Cue the tears! Heading back to the classroom after a great few months off can be heart-breaking, to say the least, and dancers are way too familiar with these 10 back-to-school feelings.


​When rehearsal runs super late, but you still have to get up early the next day​

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​The exhaustion is so real. Will we ever catch up on sleep?

Trying to do homework on the car ride to dance

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How are we supposed to finish this essay when mom keeps hitting the break every four seconds!?

When you have a long rehearsal ahead and your teacher doesn't assign homework

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Sometimes, teachers can be the best!

When you grab your backpack but not your dance bag

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A dancer's worst nightmare.

When your best friend says she'll take notes for you because you're too tired

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BFFs for the win!

Zoning out in class while thinking of your dance routine

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Have to be prepared for competition weekend.

Trying to understand how chemistry is going to help your dance career

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Spoiler alert: It probably won't.

Being the best during the yoga unit in gym class

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Flexibility at its finest.

Lugging all your essentials to school each day

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Books, folders, binders, lunch, leotards, pointe shoes, and everything else you need!

When your teacher lets you make up an assignment you missed for dance

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Shoutout to these teachers!

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