Sigh, dancer struggles.

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We’re forced to hold unnatural poses, plie¬†til our crotch scratches the floor, drill a 5 minute set 18 times at 4 in the morning in freezing parking structures…

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Are you, too, constantly sore, bruised, and achy?

Are you perpetually tired and dependent on caffeine?

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Sigh, dancer life.

BUT!!!¬†There are also times when your body just feels frickin’¬†great.¬†

And these “dance highs”¬†make the suckier¬†moments all worth it.

Stop, drop, and scroll to see what I’m talking about!

Dancer Struggles: Feelz That Suck

1. When you wake up from a nap and have to rush to practice

nap

2.¬†When you don’t stretch before dancing and the next day you’re like

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3. When your brain farts after the FIRST MOVE of the piece

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4. Whiplash from pieces that require full-out neck-snappin’ hairography

5. Dancing in un-ideal shoes

6. When EVERYONE in the community is getting sick and you can feel it coming on so you stock up on Emergen-C and refuse to hug anyone

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7. The last 10 seconds of holding your plank

8. When you get your eardrums blown out by that speaker *POP* noise

9. Trying to fit into your sexy costume but your hell week diet’s consisted of energy drinks and McDonald’s

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10. Or just trying to dance after a big meal

11. Having work at 7 am after a 4 am hell week rehearsal

Dancer Wins: Feelz That ROCK (Your Body)

12. Taking off your sweaty ass shirt after dancing

13. FINALLY getting that one combo down during the cleaning process

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14. Gliding on a smooth dance floor. MmMmm~

15. Finally sitting down during rehearsal when the team’s working on a section you’re not in

16. Drilling that one beat-kill you really like!

17. Eating after dancing.

18. Getting hella air in a jump during a piece #CoolActionShot

19. Getting into bed after a satisfying dance day :’)

 

Which are some of your bod’s favorite (and least favorite) feels? Leave a comment below to share with us!

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This article was originally published on July 23, 2015.