There's a good reason why Titanic's Rose couldn't stay on her toes longer than she did. It's damn hard! Those pink silk shoes hide black nails, swollen wounds, and deformed toes. It takes much more than 8 wiki steps to become a swan.

Today is Ballet Day, so Bored Panda compiled a list featuring ballet dancers to admire their strength and grace.

While there is no record of the inaugural Ballet Day celebration, there are two explanations why it's celebrated on February 7.  Ballet was introduced to the United States on February 7, 1827 at the Bowery Theatre. Also, February 7, 1668 was the day when the Dutch Prince William III danced in the premiere of the “Ballet of Peace.”

Are you a ballet dancer yourself? Share your experience in the comments, or upload your pics to the list!

#1

Ballet Dancer

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LailaKjærgaard 6 months ago

Wooow it is a wonderful picture <3

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#2

Ballet Dancer

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LindaCottleHodge 6 months ago

My Granddaughter, in picture, took 14 years of ballet and has the toes and bunions to prove it. Those shoes are cement in the toes and the covering on their toes is a thin gel layer. They are true athletes and graceful ones!

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#3

9-months-pregnant Ballerina Is Still Dancing

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#4

Ballet Dancer

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LiekeMuller 6 months ago

What a powerful image!

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#5

Maria Kochetkova

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DenisevanderJagt 6 months ago

just hangin' around...

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#6

Ballet Dancer

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#7

Ballet Dancer

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LeonieBrok 6 months ago

It all of a sudden doesn't look that glamerous to be a ballet dancer

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#8

Ballet

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ErikaRossini 6 months ago

Amazing!!!

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#9

Ballet Dancer

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Debbie 6 months ago

Feet defiantly weren't designed to be at this angle....

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#10

Ballet Dancer

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ShelleyParker 6 months ago

This photo is so beautiful, powerful and graceful

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#11

Ballet Dancer

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CarolStapleton 6 months ago

Grace, love it

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#12

It Means A Lot

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LindaWendling 6 months ago

I once wore holes straight through the box of mine....... concrete is not a good dancing surface, but it the only way to pirouette in the rain !!!!!

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#13

Stairwell

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JamisonFrances 6 months ago

Ouch!

#14

Ballet Legs

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MeireFerreira 6 months ago

Beautiful

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#15

Ballet Dancer

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TwylaRisby 6 months ago

hey Debbie, is your last name Downer? Because you're kind of being one.

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