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Pliéing Pups Teach Ballet Dancers How To Stay En Pointe

Pliéing Pups Teach Ballet Dancers How To Stay En Pointe

Ballet is a elegant and breathtaking art, but it’s also a stressful career that requires extreme training. The Dogist made a special visit to the American Ballet Theatre to photograph the pups who help the professional dancers stay en pointe. Many of the furrybutts (that’s the dogs, not the dancers) are fully trained in pirouettes, giselle lifts, and, most importantly, relaxing cuddles.

Even though the dancers are the professionals… well… these pups have lots to say about ballet…

1. “Let’s get this party started!”

Moo La, Maltese mix (2 y/o) – “She became a sister – I had a baby five months ago.”

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2. “And one and two and three and four.”

Benson & Masie Forster, Shih Tzus (7 & 2) – “It’s his birthday today.”

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3. “Are you ready? I’m ready! Lets go already!”

Masie, Shih Tzu (2 y/o)

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4. “Stretch it out! No muscle pulls!”

Rehearsal

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5. “Photo opp, I love photo opps. Now get my good side, human.”

Cora, Pickles & Maya, Shih Tzus & Chiffon

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6. “You in front, point the leg higher. Higher!”

Pickles, Shih Tzu (6 y/o)

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7. “Good, now lean into it.”

Pickles, Shih Tzu (6 y/o)

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8. “I give up. I lay down. That is it, who’s in?”

Savannah, Pomeranian (9 y/o) – “She’s very shy and calm. Very atypical Pom.”

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9. “I said no drama queens in here!”

Ranger, Terrier mix (4 y.o)

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10. “Do you need a hug? Come here I’ll hug you.”

Ray, Shih Tzu/Pomeranian (9 y/o)

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11. “You got this, stretch those legs.”

Hudson, Old English Sheepdog (9 m/o)

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12. “A smile is everything ladies… but if you have a treat I will show you how to pirouette.”

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13. “You have to stay focused girls.” (FYI: This adorable face is named Jimi, and he’s ABTs’ humping addicted 12-year-old pup.)

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14. “I can fly, okay well I can be held really high!”

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15. “Need a kiss, I’m your girl!”

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Good job keeping these dancers in line, pups!

Feature Image: Facebook/ The Dogist

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