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re: You might be a dancer if......
By kicklinequeenmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 429, member since Fri Apr 30, 2010
On Mon May 10, 2010 10:33 PM
-You have trouble counting past eight
-You've realized that your closest friends are from your studio, because they just, get it
-Your friend who is fluent in French constantly yells at you for butchering the pronunciation of every French word you know from ballet
-You find yourself wearing warm-up shrugs you bought for dance to school
-You love that you can wear leopard print booty shorts to class and not get weird looks from other people
-You find yourself counting every sound as part of an eight-count, including, but not limited to: footsteps, thuds from basketballs being dribbled at a game your dance team is performing at, the taps from your fingers on your desk, etc.
-Wearing legwarmers never became "so 80s"
-You know what ballerina baldness is
-The desktop picture on your laptop is a shot of the Rockettes kickline or another dance-related image
-You know that Coke isn't just for drinking, and that hairspray has multiple uses
-You spent that Visa gift card from your birthday on new leotards from Discount Dance
-When you see a purse, the first thing that goes through your head is an analysis of whether or not it would work as a dance bag

And my others were taken...great minds think alike.
re: You might be a dancer if......
By Jodaii Comments: 73, member since Sat Jan 16, 2010
On Sun Jun 20, 2010 05:10 AM
You know you're a dancer when:

- You call revision rehearsal

- You sign yourself up for every new class possible: even when you know you cant afford them

- You find it impossible to get a job because dance comes first and your hours are squiffy because of it!

Haha I love this thread :P
re: You might be a dancer if......
By dancer_est99 Comments: 70, member since Sat Jun 13, 2009
On Fri Feb 04, 2011 06:02 PM
-you tap under your seat at school and everyone gets mad because its loud

-you live in a leotard and tights

-your excuse is always, "I can't, I have dance."

-when you stretch at school, people go, "Ew. Thats absolutely disgusting."

-you dance instead of walk
re: You might be a dancer if......
By Rachel_n Comments: 103, member since Thu May 27, 2010
On Sat Feb 26, 2011 09:51 PM
You choreograph dances for fun! (I've got 3 in the making right now) :D
re: You might be a dancer if......
By Jaffah Comments: 32, member since Tue Mar 29, 2011
On Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:37 PM
wow! I wouldn't say that I'm a dancer, just someone who goes to dance class but, some of these really do apply...
for example...
i tend to leap, and work on my turns while waiting for food to cook in the kitcken (the micorwave is REALLY good for spotting!)
re: You might be a dancer if......
By caitydancerr Comments: 180, member since Thu Oct 27, 2011
On Sun Nov 06, 2011 01:44 PM
~ when you listen to music, you practically can hear your dance instructor calling out the steps (even if you've never used the song in class!)

~ practice pirouettes around your house

~ have dreams about dancing

~ spend time on this site!!
re: You might be a dancer if......
By TDCdancergirl Comments: 20, member since Sun Apr 10, 2011
On Fri Mar 02, 2012 04:48 PM
- you get yelled at by your mom to stop danceing around the house nonstop

- you do your recital dance in your head when your bored during school
re: You might be a dancer if......
By WreckageDancer Comments: 18, member since Thu Sep 15, 2011
On Sat Mar 10, 2012 04:49 PM
Edited by WreckageDancer (241361) on 2012-03-10 16:50:54
-You'd much rather spend your day in ballet slippers then high heels

-When your sick and you stay in bed and can't stretch or practice, you start to feel tight in your body.

-You've practiced your dance routine in public and not even given it a second thought

- You have the "dancer crunchies" (What my friend in ballet class class calls the snaps and pops that happen in your joints sometimes. You guys know what I mean!)
re: You might be a dancer if......
By ukiecam Comments: 136, member since Sun Mar 11, 2012
On Tue Apr 03, 2012 05:31 PM
(Ukrainian)

- You sit down and everyone stares because your knees cracked so loudly
- you laugh at hockey players when they say they're sore
- you have heated dicussions on weather dancing is a sport oor not
- you start doing warm ups or 1-2-3 when you get nervous



LOL I love the one about being able to dance in front of hundreds of people but getting scared to read something in front of the class! SO TUE!!!

~Cam
re: You might be a dancer if......
By munchkin16 Comments: 55, member since Fri Apr 20, 2012
On Mon Apr 23, 2012 09:11 AM
* your family despair at your constant pirouetting round the kitchen
* you don't walk, you dance ( especially round the house)
* your kitchen work surface is a useful barre for tendus whilst talking to your mum!
*all your socks have holes in :P
*you spend your free's at college watching ballet variations and drive your friends mad!
* your bedroom furniture is arranged for maximum dance space
* you didn't want a desk for the same reason...
* your toes automatically pointe when going downstairs :)
re: You might be a dancer if......
By TheatreDanceNerd Comments: 128, member since Mon Mar 26, 2012
On Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:14 PM
Somebody says they can't do a bun and you gape and them and immediately pull out your hairpins and show them how.
re: You might be a dancer if......
By Pinkbubble Comments: 74, member since Fri Apr 29, 2011
On Mon Apr 23, 2012 09:38 PM
*your largest monthly expense is dance classes
*every hallway you tend to chasse, step, leap down
*your kitchen counter gets more use as a barre than a place to prep food
re: You might be a dancer if......
By caitydancerr Comments: 180, member since Thu Oct 27, 2011
On Wed Jul 04, 2012 04:17 AM
Kaylee11 wrote:


- You can't resist doing grand jetes down an empty hallway at the grocery aisle.


^ I do this so often.


You might be a dancer if......
- you always seem to have sparkles on you or in your dance bag.

- you point and flex your feet when you're bored
re: You might be a dancer if......
By camymac_dancer Comments: 96, member since Sun Jul 01, 2012
On Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:59 AM
Love these! These are my others:
~Bobby pins and hair ties cover your bedroom floor.
~You tell everyone you know to point thier toes when they do a trick, such as a cartwheel, walkover, etc.
~You decided to name your next pet 'Pirouette.'
~Something's wrong when you're not sore.
~You naturally sleep in passe.
re: You might be a dancer if......
By balletbella23member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 62, member since Fri Feb 10, 2012
On Sat Jul 07, 2012 02:02 AM
So true!! Here are some more!!

You know your a dancer when:
~You hate it when the dance seasons over
~Your computer freaks out when you have to many DDN tabs open (me!)
~You'd rather have dance class instead of gym class
~You feel more relaxed dancing then, say, watching TV
~You spend your time on Google images looking up pretty costumes
~You know the history of a style of dance then what your studying in school
~You get really happy when you hear music you've danced to or dance music
~You actually dance at parties, and not sway to the music
~You pretend you on pointe
~You have to change your plans because of rehearsal
~You count out the beats to songs
~You can't listen to a song with out thinking, "can I dance to this?"
~You keep every costume and every pair of dance shoes you've ever warn
~When you jump you first bend your knees, and then point your toes
~Your favorite store sells dance stuff
~You've danced in the rain before
~You dance to the music in your head

Bella
re: You might be a dancer if......
By live2dance101 Comments: 2, member since Fri Aug 31, 2012
On Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:51 AM
* You sleep in the splits
* You stand with your feet turned out
* When your dance recital is 5 days long and you dance 29 different times
* When your mom tells you to stop shaking the house and you reply that you are just practicing a dance.
* You can watch dance recitial videos forever
* During your break between classes your supposed to be eating but you are still dancing.
re: You might be a dancer if......
By Emmalovesballet Comments: 21, member since Tue Nov 06, 2012
On Wed Feb 13, 2013 01:53 AM
You might be a dancer if...

-You get so mad whenever someone makes fun of dance.

-Even your body wash has something related to ballet on it. Seriously! My Bath & Body Works body wash says in the description, "inspired by the effortless grace and beauty of a master ballerina"... and I didn't know this until after I got it! LOL

-You can't go five minutes without thinking about dance.
re: You might be a dancer if......
By TeaMough Comments: 5, member since Thu Apr 11, 2013
On Fri Apr 19, 2013 04:16 PM
You get excited when you kick yourself in the head:)
re: You might be a dancer if......
By prettypointed Comments: 9, member since Wed Oct 16, 2013
On Wed Oct 30, 2013 08:15 PM
- you know your performance songs by heart
- wear dance clothes all the time
- always spare EVERYTHING with you
- no such thing as a "messy" bun
- you have your comp/class/performance schedule memorized
- you live off of protein bars
- you have dance related phone cases and wallpapers
- whenever your wear a skirt or dress, you have to wear booty shorts
- you obsess over ballerinas
- nothing is ever close to "skinny"
- you want muscle but not fat
re: You might be a dancer if......
By ajones Comments: 3, member since Mon Oct 07, 2013
On Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:37 PM
- you put your foot on the counter when doing the dishes.
- when you move something always pops
-your always hearing music
-you get excited when you get a difficult move
- you hear your solo song on the radio.
re: You might be a dancer if......
By dancer4ever00 Comments: 9, member since Thu Feb 13, 2014
On Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:43 AM
I just read a whole bunch of these and I was laughing the entire time about how much I could relate!
re: You might be a dancer if......
By DDS Comments: 16, member since Thu Apr 01, 2010
On Tue Mar 29, 2016 08:03 AM
-When you dream of stretching.
-When you tap down the grocery aisle.
-When you see a lovely landscape as the perfect background for your dance selfie.
-When you can't watch normal people dance.
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