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The Boys Can Dance Initiative - Phase 1 by Ballet North

The Boys Can Dance Initiative - BCDI - Phase 1:
Ballet is Awesome!

Published by: Ballet North in Gladstone, Missouri

Here are some examples of men doing ballet, two are from major international stars and one is from a man from Missouri.  We think it is awesome to watch and a blast to do!  Ballet does NOT mean "girls only".  Sure, you have to practice and get sore to dance like these clips show, but how is that different from overheating and passing out wearing pads and helmets, with perhaps a lot of other sweaty players piled on top of you?  Yes, men do wear tights on stage but then so do football players, wrestlers, gymnasts, nearly all athletes except swimmers who wear even less than that.  Just saying.  So, come on dads, get over this prejudice!

PLUS there is no problem with concussions, brain damage, criminal thug behavior, or a 65%+ bankruptcy rate among retired ballet dancers like there is among some other pursuits people seem more than willing to sacrifice their bo…