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Free Online Ballet Classes?

Question by Mist: Free Online Ballet Classes?
Please help. I’m a 15 year old girl and I love Ballet so much, I love the graceful feeling and the fact that it lets express my emotions. My mother works by cleaning a local Ballet studio (the only one here) and she cleans when nobody else is there. So while she cleans, I dance and practice what I know which isn’t much. Anyway, I can’t attend classes there for a few reasons. The first is money issues, we don’t have any money to blow on classes. The second being my weight. I used to weigh 240 pounds, but since I started dancing and eating right I’ve dropped to 180. I don’t know how much more I can lose, and I know I’m too fat for classes. And the third is my parents plainly will not allow it. They told me I could dance at home, but that even if we had the money that it would be a wast to spend it on something we don’t need like dance. But I’m graceful when I dance and I love it so much, even though I only know a few steps and all the positions. So I guess i’m asking if anyone knows of free Ballet videos online? (And not the ones on YouTube) I know I’ll never be a professional in a company, and I’ll never make it onto Pointe without a teacher because I’ll risk major injuries and most likely do it wrong but I still can’t live without Ballet. It’s so beautiful and wonderful! Thank you all so much for your help.

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