10 Things Only Diehard Nutcracker Fans Understand…

1. Tchaikovsky’s score is on your iPod most of the year.

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2. You randomly get very emotional listening to it…

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3. You’d rather be a back-row flower or back-row mouse than not be in Nutcracker…

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5. When someone says “holiday party,” you think:

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4. When someone says “hot chocolate,” “coffee,” “marzipan,” or “candy canes,” you assume they are referring to dances — and you probably start demonstrating some of the choreography…

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6. If you’ve never been Clara or the Sugar Plum Fairy or the Nutcracker Prince, it’s probably like your biggest dream ever — no matter your age or how improbable it is…

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7. In your personal artistic opinion, Nutcracker is totally better than Swan Lake, though you LOVE Swan Lake. (Of course, you’ve never admitted this out loud…)

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8. You start missing Nutcracker as soon as — well — your last Nutcracker performance of the season…

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9. You start anticipating Nutcracker as soon as — well — your last Nutcracker performance of the season…

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10. You can’t remember yesterday’s tendu combo, but know every step of every Nutcracker role you’ve performed in the past 10 years…

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7 First-Ballet-Class-of-the-Season Feelings

1. I’m back!!! Where have you been all my life?!

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2. New leotard=unstoppable

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3. How can I still do multiple turns, but can’t remember how to tendu?

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5. Happy, happy, happy…

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6. I believe I can fly again…

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7. Forgot how glorious that after-class feeling is…

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8. Really should organize my ballet bag someday…

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Secrets Revealed: 10 Things Bunheads Do When They’re Not Dancing…

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You’ve always wondered…Here’s the truth… 😉

1. Daydream About Dance

All the time. Everywhere we go. When you would never suspect it.

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2. Choreograph in Our Thoughts

If we’re listening to music, there’s a good chance we’re mentally creating, staging, or restaging ballets.

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3. Binge on YouTube Ballet Videos

Oops, 6 hours just passed? Oh well…

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4. Read About Ballet

As difficult as it is to remain still (if we’re not watching dance), we suffer through it for articles, books, and blogs about ballet…

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5. Sew Our Pointe Shoes

It must be done—like it or not. But listening to ballet music, a ballet podcast, or a ballet advice video helps pass the time…

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6. Cross Train!

This is why you watch/listen to TV, right?

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7. Look at Social Media Accounts of Our Favorite Dancers

They. Are. So. Amazing. #Goals

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8. Try Not to Obsess About How Much We Want to Be Dancing Right This Very Minute

Yes, we know we need to rest. And yet…

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9. Binge on YouTube Ballet Videos: Round 2 (or 3 or 4…)

Seriously, how did bunheads survive before YouTube?

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10. Do Things Totally Unrelated to Ballet

It’s a good change of pace. Then it starts to feel really weird and boring…

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