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This is a blog dedicated to providing information for men who want to dance. If you are a beginner, trying to find out about mens ballet classes, or a seasoned veteran trying to advance your partnering skills or develop a greater appreciation of ballet, this is the best resource you will find.

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1 cjborodin July 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

this is just what i was looking for! and it looks like you just startet this site. looks very professional. keep it up!

2 robin November 1, 2009 at 7:56 am

wonderful idea for a site. i have a male student who started dancing less than 1 year ago at age 17 and has phenomenal potential– excellent body type, work ethic, etc. but feels he started at a late age. i thought perhaps you could write a blog on successful male dancers who began training at a later age, or giving advice for guys in that situation. thanks!
robin

3 Ryan B. November 19, 2009 at 8:37 am

wow…this is a blessing theres never enough stuff for guys that love to dance. i always wanted to dance but my dads never aloowed it so i started when i was 18, but im not letting it stop me! i started dancing 4 months ago and im quitting my current school cus it feels to feminine and i dont get enough one on one attention so i was offered a scholarship tot rainf or free at a company. SOMEONE post info about summer intensives that are easier to get into and are less expensive, cus i ahve to provide all my own dance funding. thank you emmensley!

4 Catherine December 21, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Hello….

I would like to feature you on my dance blog at http://www.4dancers.org. Can you drop me a line?
Happy Holidays!
Catherine

5 KevLO January 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Kool Website! My goal in life was to encourage more guys to try a dance class or ballet class. At my current dance studio …there are over 40 guys in ballet! They even have a boys ballet class with over 15 guys in it!

Keep up the great work!

Kev

6 Renee January 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Outstanding blog. I just read the interview 10 Questions with David Hunter over on 4dancers. A great service to the dance community
Renee

7 Catherine January 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Renee–
David was a very interesting person to interview! Glad you dropped by my site too…

8 Juan Pineda April 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm

First of all congratulations on the blog! such a great idea! and a much needed outlet for male dancers! I’d like to share with you guys my experience as a male dancer, how I started late and how Im developing towards becoming a professional. congrats again!

9 Nina Amir April 27, 2010 at 12:28 am

Your site looks great! I’m sure the older male dancing crowd is loving it. And thanks for including My Son Can Dance on your blog roll. I have you on mine as well. I thought I’d let you know I had some great posts from Salim Gauwloos on my blog this past week. Salim, aka Slam, is a classically trained ballet dancer who danced with Madonna and in Aida on Broadway. Now he choreographs for YAGP boys and for ballet companies! Keep up the good work here. So glad to have some more people blogging for male dancers.

10 William June 22, 2010 at 5:39 am

Thanks for putting this site together! I took my first class last Sunday, and would like to try at least 3 classes a week. In NYC, there are plenty of drop-in classes.

I think my biggest challenge will be studying the discipline without a consistent instructor or schedule, but I’ll look to your site for more advice. :)

I don’t think I’ll dance professionally, as you have, but I do want to make this something I’m very good at.

Take care, and thank you!

11 Cletus July 15, 2010 at 10:40 am

Thank you so much for making this site! ive been accepted into a dance program in the Hong Kong academy of performing arts and i have to take compulsory ballet lessons…this site has really calmed down my nerves lol

I was just wondering if you could maybe do an article on stretching? and how to become for flexible? I use to be super flexible because I use to do Tae Kwon Do, but now that i’ve quite ive found it so hard to regain my flexibility.

Again thanks for this great site :)

12 Jon July 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I want to thank you so much for this website!

It has given me the confidence to enroll in two ballet classes in the fall.
I have learned so much through your blog, especially regarding dance attire. However, I do second Cletus’s suggestion about stretching and flexibility. I am 20 years old – and realize that I am going to have to work hard to get to the level of other people. Flexibility is my main concern – I want to be able to do high kicks and split jumps in the future! Is this an unrealistic goal?

13 Tony September 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Dear BFM,

Thank you so much for this website and your really interesting PODCASTS. I live in London and am 39 and last year I started to do ballet classes! – I know! You have been real inspiration and my biggest regret is I didn’t get into ballet at your age. Thanks again – love this site. Keep it up.

14 Ansley September 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Good afternoon,

Just wanted to say that I as well as the team at the Atlanta Ballet love your blog! From one blogger to another, I wanted to let you know that the highly anticipated blog for the Atlanta Ballet’s production of the Moulin Rouge ® is up and running! The blog has been set up to inform as well as entertain readers about the season opening production of the Moulin Rouge® with performances running October 22 to October 31.

The recently launched blog includes information on the Parisian history of the Moulin Rouge® as well as behind the scenes access, news updates, and events with themes based on the ballet. The blog is tremendously interactive allowing readers to ‘like’ every blog post which links to their Facebook account. We also have a real time twitter feed running on the side of the page. There’s also a link to the Atlanta Ballet’s page for ticket information.

We’d also love to add you as a friend and include the hyperlink to your blog on our site and would be delighted if you if you could mention us in the form of a little blurb or by including our hyperlink on your blog.

We hope you’ll take a look.

Here’s the link: http://www.moulinrougeballet.com

-Ansley Rice

15 someone in dance at aspire middle school September 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

david hunter is are dance teacher at aspire middle school U ROCK MR.HUNTER!

16 Robert November 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I feel the same way as all of these gentlemen,I started at 48 yrs old,and am now in my second year,have added tap and modern,but ballet is my favorite.I’ve always wanted to dance,but of coarse was rise when only sissy dance.Obviously that was said by someone who never tried ballet.Anyway,keep up the great you all!

17 Rebecca December 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

This is really helpful with my sociology essay (I’m doing it on gender roles and dance). Great work :)

18 Stefano M. December 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Dear BFM
I really love this web site. I live in Rome and I am 43 and 3 months ago I started to do ballet classes here..I’ve always wanted to do it since I was 10..and my biggest regret is I didn’t get into ballet at that age as I’ve felt in love with it..Anyway your site is fantastic and a great inspiration for me. I have a look at it almost every day..I really like because it’s an inexhaustible source for boys&men who do an like the ballet both beginners and professionals . Keep on this way..Thanks again David.

19 David B. December 31, 2010 at 11:18 am

Thanks for this website. It’s inspired me to take my love of watching ballet to actually learning it in the New Year. I’m 43 and your podcast gave me the impetus to just get out and do it. Ordered books, videos and slippers from your Amazon link, and clothing from boysdancetoo.com. First class is next week. Have a great New Year, and keep up the good work.

20 Rodford Barrat January 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

Great blog. There are many dance sites but very few focus on the male dancer. And the more encouragement for men to dance, the better. My very best wishes for continuing success with BalletForMen.
Rodford at http://www.menwhodanced.com

21 DC May 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm

When I was younger my mom always though I should take ballet lessons and I was skeptical and now I look back I wish I done it.
Now I am middle age is it too late. not to be a pro dancer.but for fun.

22 PunkenPointe September 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Hey! Love your site. It has been a great help in helping one of my dancers continue. However, I have just moved him into my pointe class for th enext semester. I am having a hard time finding shoes for him. Cn anyone point me in the right direction?? (Pun not intended)

23 Dustin November 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I’m 18 and I just started dancing late Feb 2011 and am now pursuing a career in dance. Here’s my story. I had posted something on facebook talking about how I had just seen the black swan and I was talking about how I always thought that was cool and wished I had gotten into dance. Well I had a friend who told me I should contact this local ballet school and ask about taking classes. Not thinking it would really lead to anything I contacted the director. She gave me two free weeks of classes to see if I’d like to join. After my two weeks were up she ended up saying to me I had a lot of promise and could see potential in me so she went ahead and offered me a fully paid scholarship to dance there. I’ve only danced for 8 months and have already been caste in four different main male roles in two different recitals (sleeping beauty and the Nutcracker). I’ve never been happier in my life than when I started dancing. I thought 18 would be too late but it couldn’t have come at a better time in my life. I’ve never driven myself this hard for anything in my life. I really want to be a dancer in a big ballet company one day and I believe I’m on way to achieving just that. It’s never too late to do what you love.

24 admonisher November 24, 2011 at 11:44 am

Hey man kool blog. will there be new episodes for the podcast ? I am new to the site and happy I found this. I started wanting to take classes after I heard from this site. And also episode 3 doesnt work and I wished to hear it cuz it talks about dance in college and I feel I could relate to that situation but the audio is incomplete :( ky80@hotmail.com

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