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!

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Ballet Dancer

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LailaKjærgaard 3 years ago

Wooow it is a wonderful picture <3

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Ballet Dancer

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LindaCottleHodge 3 years 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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AmberCross 3 years ago

beautiful

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#4

Ballet Dancer

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LiekeMuller 3 years ago

What a powerful image!

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#5

Maria Kochetkova

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DenisevanderJagt 3 years ago

just hangin' around...

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#6

Ballet Dancer

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CarolynJurgens 3 years ago

Incredible!

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#7

Ballet Dancer

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LeonieBrok 3 years 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 3 years ago

Amazing!!!

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#9

Ballet Dancer

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Debbie 3 years ago

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

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#10

Ballet Dancer

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ShelleyParker 3 years ago

This photo is so beautiful, powerful and graceful

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#11

Ballet Dancer

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CarolStapleton 3 years ago

Grace, love it

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#12

It Means A Lot

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LindaWendling 3 years 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 3 years ago

Ouch!

#15

Ballet Dancer

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TwylaRisby 3 years ago

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

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#16

Little Russian Ballerina Arina

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ErikaRossini 3 years ago

Cute

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#18

Ballet Dancer

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TrillianEsposito 3 years ago

Just beautiful!

#19

Ballet Dancer

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TheHandwitch 3 years ago

If this was a drawing, I would say the figure is not realistic. Mesmerizing photo and posture.

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#20

Ballet Dancer

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TrillianEsposito 3 years ago

WOW!

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Fly

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#22

Ballet Dancer

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Morgiana 3 years ago

The relieving back stretch after sitting too long behind a desk.

#23

Ballet Dancer

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Heysax 3 years ago

Gorgeous! Best one!

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#24

Ballet Dancer

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Roberto Bolle

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KimKelly 3 years ago

Not enough pictures and recognition of male ballerinas :) They're also wonderfully graceful athletes.

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#26

Ballet Dancer

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TessaKrellner 3 years ago

coolio

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#27

Ballet Dancer

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TrillianEsposito 3 years ago

It is a beautiful but I can't help but think of the pain involved with their love. So stunning. :)

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#28

Frozen Flight

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AndyThornhill 3 years ago

I love the beauty and power

#29

Ballet Dancer

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Ballet Dancer

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DenisevanderJagt 3 years ago

somehow, that doesn't seem humanly possible.

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#31

Rudolf Nureyev

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MónicaElisabethSacco 3 years ago

Eternal Nureyev.Always in my heart.

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Ballet Dancer

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Ballet Dancer

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Ballet Dancer

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#35

Ballet Dancer

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TessaKrellner 3 years ago

Those calfs tho..... wow

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#36

Ballet Dancer

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AmandaBlanton 3 years ago

Does Debbie leave any comments that aren't negative?? If you don't like the art and beauty that is ballet, then why are you still viewing this post?? Mom always said, if you can't say something nice......

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#37

Training

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AngelaGriffiths 3 years ago

Oh those first classes in pointes …… I remember them well

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#38

Ballet Dancer

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Hamlets twin 3 years ago

She's her own marionette!!

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#39

Ballet Dancer

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#40

Ballet Dancers

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SusannaVesna 3 years ago

I love this one!

#41

Black Swan

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PandaBear 3 years ago

Such an incredible image!!!

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#42

Symmetry

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LeoRosa 3 years ago

Ballae is much better without the shoes

#43

Lightness

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#44

Ballet Dancer

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Sofia Bellucci 2 years ago

this is the woman that was resting at picture 36

#45

Ballet Dancer

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#46

Terk Lewis

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MaryTonningsen 3 years ago

WOW!

#47

Violinist Dancer

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amandajhudson95 3 years ago

Omg! Meee

#48

After The Rehearsal

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Ivy Arianrhod 3 years ago

Beautiful!

#49

Ballet Dancer

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Hamlets twin 3 years ago

She looks like she just kicked ass in an epic dance battle

#51

Pointe

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NinaGilman-Hawkes 3 years ago

She seems a little young for pointe. I did ballet for many years and my legs weren't deemed strong enough for this until I was about 12, which was the usual age in my ballet school.

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Dancing

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#53

Anastasia Matvienko

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MaryTonningsen 3 years ago

Beautiful!

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#54

First Ballet Show

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MaryTonningsen 3 years ago

Aw, so sweet and sincere!

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Relevé

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Before Exam

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Balé

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In The Wings

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Her First Pair...

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Her First Tutu

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Having A Break...

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Invisible Wings

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Ballet On West Avenue Qc Philippines

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3 years ago

I love ballet. ☺❤

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Ballet On West Avenue Qc Philippines

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#69

Stretching Out

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AndrewHipkins 3 years ago

Very elegant-love that you've captured a natural and unposed pose.

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Ballet At Resorts World Manila Philippines

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Ballet On West Avenue Qc Philippines 2

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Ballet On West Avenue Qc Philippines 3

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#74

A Late Joiner (catching Up)

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