I do not have a dancing gene by any means but I do enjoy the sport… yes, sport. The athletecism of these men and women is astounding.
This series of photos taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet, New York, NY (1936) are beautiful and really highlight the strength of the girls. There’s no willowy, elfin girl in the lot!
And if this quote by Balanchine is any indication, these girls were worked! It’s a good axiom for life: save nothing.
“Why are you stingy with yourselves? Why are you holding back? What are you saving for—for another time? There are no other times. There is only now. Right now.”
― George Balanchine