Sure, our Instagram bios permanently read, "I can't, I have dance." But let's be honest: We love it. All those grueling hours at the studio? They're also pretty wonderful.
Since it's the season of gratitude, we decided to make a list of nine moments every dancer is grateful for.
When You're Asked to DemonstrateGiphy
What's that? You liked the way I did the combo? I'm blushing!
When You Nail a Pirouette—AND Hold a Balance at the EndGiphy
I mean, don't ask to see it again. But it sure was magical.
When the Teacher Actually Keeps Her "One More Time" PromiseGiphy
It almost never happens—so you gotta SAVOR it when it does.
When You Get to Skip School for DanceGiphy
Look, education is important, but there's a Nutcracker matinee happening, and if it's happening during algebra class—well, that's a sacrifice we're prepared to make. 😏
When You Find the Tap Shoe/Ballet Slipper/Toe Pad You've Been Missing in the Lost-and-Found BinGiphy
Miracles do happen!
When You Get to Try on Your New Costume for the First TimeGiphy
Nothin makes a dancer feel more glam.
When the Teacher Leaves Out the Abs Portion of Warm-upGiphy
[single glistening tear rolls down face]
When You Get Accepted to Your Dream Summer IntensiveGiphy
I'm going to be exhausted all summer and never see the beach, and I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!
Literally Any Time You Get to PerformGiphy
The absolute best moment of all. 🤗