11. When you can dance for hours on end, but can’t run for more than a minute
It was always a big one (particularly when I was at college) ‘OMG you dance all day, you must be so fit’, *gets lulled into a false sense of security, goes on a run, is home again 10 minutes later because lungs feel like they’re going to explode*… I’m ashamed to say this has happened several times throughout my life. I’m just NOT FIT 😂 Dancing is generally anaerobic (obviously it depends on what you’re doing), but typically, you’re not going to spend an hour long class constantly jumping around (whatever people may think)! It doesn’t take a genius to know dancers train in a totally different way to runners, so my definition of stamina is different to say, my Dad, who spends his weekends on 50 mile trail runs through the mountains or on cliff tops… But still. If you ask me if I’m fit, I’ll say no. I’ll be the first to die in a Zombie Apocolypse, I’ll run for a bit, then just give in and accept the inevitable 😂
12. Standing there awkwardly whilst your teacher decides what to do next
…except now, the shoe’s on the other foot, and I’m the teacher feeling the pressure of tens of pairs of eyes, waiting, judging, expecting you to come up with something amazing seeing as you’re taking so long to come up with something. IT’S A STRESSFUL EXPERIENCE!
13. Ruining the Kitchen floor from tapping
This is a throwback: when I was a kid, I was allowed to practice tapping in the kitchen. Only problem being, it scratched up the tiles MASSIVELY. I think that’s the reason Mama P wanted to get a new kitchen a few years back…not to change everything and modern-ise the room, but because the floor was such a state 😂
14. Going to the bathroom when you have leotard and tights on under your clothes
I can’t remember the last time I was actually in a leotard, but I know others will relate…it’s such a pain! Particularly in winter when you have multiple layers on!
15. You can’t throw ‘normal’ clothes away, just in case you need them for a costume
I’ve had this problem all my life, I still do at 27. Though now, I’ve got designated costume bags, which live in the loft instead of it taking up space in the wardrobe. And it’s not just nice clothes that you think you might wear again, it’s any old thing! Old school shirts, waistcoats, ties, animal print dresses, old coats…fake glasses, scarves, blow up clock…honestly, you never know when you might need something! 😂