Ballet is so beautiful...and SO STUPID HARD. Are you an aspiring ballerina? Here are 10 struggles you probably deal with every single day.
When you're wearing buns 24/7, it seems like no matter how many bobby pins you buy, they disappear almost instantly. (Seriously, though: Where do they all go?)
Bobby-pin headaches are no joke.
While all of our friends are out ice skating and sipping hot chocolate and shopping for gifts, we're swamped with Nutcracker rehearsals and performances. Bah humbug.
They're so beautiful. They hurt us SO MUCH.
Exposing your blistered, bruised, pointe-shoe-battered feet to the world (and the possibility of infection)? No thank you.
Yeah, those 5-inch stilettos are gorgeous, but tbh? Our feet are so sore after class, it's all we can do to put on old-lady sneakers.
Why is it that a brand-new pair of tights is pretty much guaranteed to rip within five minutes?
So. Much. Dental. Floss.
What's that? We were standing turned-out while in line at Starbucks? Sorry—that's just our natural state of being.
Don't let the tutus fool you: we're tough, people. Over time, our #balletstruggles have helped us build up enough confidence and endurance to tackle pretty much anything.