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20 Things That Only Dancers Think About

MTD has put together moments in dance where everyone shares the same reaction, but the actions are routine for any dancer.


 1. Hearing “5-6-7-8” is as comforting as your favorite childhood stuffed animal.

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2. Doing a pirouette in any space 2×2′ or larger. 


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3. Standing petrified in confusion/awe when watching someone who can’t keep a beat. 


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4. How you can dance on stage with ease and grace but then fall down the majority of stairs you encounter…or well, anytime really.


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5. How your hair defies gravity after you take out your bun maker AND hair tie. 


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6. How you’ve almost peed your pants backstage.


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7. Busting out dance moves every time there is a good song.


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8. How people at school still don’t know their right from their left.


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9. How the teacher decided to switch up the warm-up music to your favorite song and you wonder if you’ve died and gone to heaven.


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10. How you breathe equal parts oxygen and hairspray.


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11. How your dance friends are your people.


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12. Feeling like you just won an Oscar after audition results are posted and you got a spot. 


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13. How the bottoms of your feet look like you’ve stepped in black chalk because you love dancing barefoot.


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14. How you eat most dinners on the floor at your dance studio.


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15. How many times you’ve called your mom in a panic because you forgot your costume.


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16. How it would be weird if you were free on the weekends.


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17. How you sort of (okay, REALLY) want to cry after your last performance at recital and it hits you the year is over.


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18. How your teacher says, “now, fouetté on the left!” and you wonder who sent her to torture you.


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19. Having to go back to the studio because most of your belongings live there (you know…shoes, jacket, costumes, iPhone). 


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20. That feeling you get when you’re moved to the front row.

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We picked our favorite thing that only dancers think about, and now it’s time for you to do the same. Which dance related thought do you relate to most?

Head to @more_than_dancers to comment your #1! 


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