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  1. Yes, I'm surprised it was so hard to track down! I would imagine it would be used more often. I always hear it being played on piano when some "generic" big waltz music is needed. It is THE male solo music, as far as I'm concerned! When it came time to choreograph my Cecchetti grade 4 exam solo, this music was pretty much the only thing piece I had my sights set on. Now it will be perfect! I'm so glad I found it.
  2. I can't believe it! I actually found it now! Thank you SO much! I've been looking for this for almost two months now!
  3. I am having the hardest time finding the music from the male solo part of the "Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux". Apparently, this music was originally written for Swan Lake, but not used. Then in the 1960's, it was reintroduced simply as "The Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux". However, if you were to run a search for the terms "Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux", you would get results referring to the many other ballets that Tchaikovsky wrote music for. The name is too vague. Can anyone point me to a recording of this music? It can either be just piano, or the full orchestra. I'd greatly appreciate it! Here is a youtube video that will show you the melody I'm referring to. AND JUST the male solo music AFTER the pas is all I need. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQWAlzQ19Og
  4. I'm glad you mentioned that, because it is the perfect introduction to what I wanted to talk about next... I'm an extra in the party scene in our company's production of the Nutcracker. Today I got to meet, and watch dance, the Cavalier of the company, and was insanely inspired. He's been dancing for about ten years, and I believe he is in his early twenties. He's been the Cavalier for the company for most of that time, I believe. (He's lucky I wasn't dancing back then ) I'm not gay, but I don't think I've ever respected another male's masculinity to that degree before (while watching him partner with this total hottie from my studio). His postures were ON, and his energy was vibrant. All the girls were just drooling over him, too. It was really nice to see someone excel at this. (not to mention the amazing dances of all the other female performers!) On one hand, it was incredibly inspiring. It will serve as a benchmark to work towards. I CAN dance like him. In fact, I CAN dance better...and I WILL. Seeing him dance has completely reenergized my aspirations, if not having raised them! On the other hand, this has done two not-so-positive things for me...Awakened an insane competitive spirit within me, rarely exposed to others, and the other thing...reminded me how much better he is than I, and thus, how far I've got to go! One of the biggest reasons I chose to be a ballet dancer was the incredible amount of discipline that can come with it, if you wish to apply yourself. I'm completely aware that it will take plenty of time and effort before I can dance like these amazing people (mostly ten years younger than me) at my studio, but I really believe that if I continue to apply myself, and continue to raise my expectations of myself, that I can even surpass these people in my dancing. But really, I only apply this competitive model to my involvement because the one I'm really competing with is myself...the only one really. I think I'm in the process of shifing gears here. Although we've got a couple of weeks off here for the holidays, I'm going to come back with a vengence and really kick some butt. I feel really fired up now! I'm really glad to have found this forum! I'm sure it will be a great resource.
  5. What a nice article to read, considering I'm a 27 year old male who just started ballet about four months ago. I had originally been looking for a school to learn breakdancing, but couldn't find one and started thinking about ballet. I've got quite a set of challenges to overcome! I found most of the article applicable even to myself. I don't know why this country seems to be getting so repressed, so afraid to do or be anything. I am not only the oldest dancer at my studio, but the only male ballet dancer as well. The girls have been relatively accepting of my presence, and I haven't gotten any negative comments from them, but there were a few parents who REALLY had a problem with my dancing at the studio. First off, let me tell you a bit about myself... I've always been relatively thin, flexable, coordinated, and good with balance. I have the fastest metabolism of anyone I've ever seen. (I look quite young for 27) I consider myself relatively eccentric, as I'm "into" quite a broad spectrum of hobbies and activities. I've never really been able to cultivate a very muscular look, but I definetely don't look effeminate or skinny, just very fit. So after realizing that I'd probably be pretty successful at ballet, I decided to give it a shot. I wanted to discipline myself and learn and do something I would have never expected myself to do. So it DEEPLY hurt me when I found out that there were three parents that didn't want their daughters around me. I believe they thought that I might have ill-intent, and I had done absolutely nothing to solicit such a response from these people. I really believe it was a case of stupid people fearing what they don't understand. Long story short, two parents pulled their girls from the studio and enrolled elsewhere, and one girl's classes were rescheduled around my classes. I've never felt so personally insulted. Not one of these parents ever took the time to get to know me a bit, to ask about my motivations or anything...just wrote me off as some sort of child-molestor or something and left. I cried for two days. The studio could not have been more supportive to me. They absolutely took my side and told me not to worry one bit or to let it affect my dancing. The manager herself told me that I actually helped them weed out some people that nobody liked anyway, and that one of them owed something like $750 in unpaid tuition. It kind of sounds like I was the scapegoat for all this drama that was bound to manifest itself in one regard or another. What did my instructor's husband have to say about this?... "Stupid Americans~" (He's originally from Italy) I can't help but agree. If you can't wrap your ignorant little mind around the fact that a guy would want to dance ballet, then that's YOUR problem, not mine, you freakin' homophobic idiot...(shouldn't you be somewhere watching football, spilling beer and yelling at a tv?) So to all the boys and men out there who want to dance, just do it! We need to end this repressive B.S., one person at a time.
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