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Do male ballet dancers tend to be happier than female ballet dancers?
By CinderEmma Comments: 137, member since Mon Sep 05, 2016
On Sun Dec 18, 2016 02:44 PM
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Before I started ballet at age eight, I always thought female ballet dancers were happier. Every time I saw a ballerina on stage, she was always smiling like she was deep in love, was always donned in the zenith of beauty, and would always have all the men chasing after her after the show.

But now, having been a ballet dancer for eighteen years, it seems that I was wrong. It always seems like the men get all the attention in ballet class, and the females are always locked in dreadful competition with each other. The men don't have to deal with Mother Nature's monthly gift, nor do they have to dance en pointe. Futhermore, they never seem to encounter all the emotional difficulties that women endure when striving to succeed.

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re: Do male ballet dancers tend to be happier than female ballet dancers?
By Theresamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 34891, member since Wed May 22, 2002
On Thu Jan 05, 2017 07:34 PM
Well, that's probably a little bit relative.

We all over romanticize things when we're kids. She was smiling and looked beautiful because that was part of her job, that's part of the show!

And, it's also something to do with the numbers. For every one professional role for a female dancer, there's 100 girls that want it, so it's very competitive. Compared to a role for a professional male dancer, where there might be 1 role, and 10 guys that go out for it. Much more chill. Much better odds.

It's a hard field to go into, not everyone is cut out for it!

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