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9 Moments Every Dancer Is Thankful For

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 Demonstrate

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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 End

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I mean, don't ask to see it again. But it sure was magical.

When the Teacher Actually Keeps Her "One More Time" Promise

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It almost never happens—so you gotta SAVOR it when it does.

When You Get to Skip School for Dance

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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 Bin

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Miracles do happen!

When You Get to Try on Your New Costume for the First Time

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Nothin makes a dancer feel more glam.

When the Teacher Leaves Out the Abs Portion of Warm-up

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[single glistening tear rolls down face]

When You Get Accepted to Your Dream Summer Intensive

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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 Perform

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The absolute best moment of all. đŸ€—

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