Anonymous said: Okay, so can i ask you a question about what to wear as a male dancer? I don't exactly know where else to ask...

This is a great, albeit loaded question. It basically all depends on what type of class you’re taking—and where. For instance, if you’re taking a ballet (or even classic modern) class, I’d recommend tight fitting clothes that show the lines of your body. Short booty (or longer biker) shorts are a good start, especially if you’re not as comfortable in full length tights.

If you’re taking class at a place that is more lenient with dress code, just wear something you can move in comfortably. Sweat pants, or some sort of athletic pant (or even shorts) are a good option. 

Again, an appropriate answer to this question depends on the context you’re in. If you have a slightly more specific question regarding dance clothes, feel free to ask!

The one general rule I can mention, is what you wear under everything. I HIGHLY suggest a dance belt, or at the very least some tight fitting underwear (briefs, trunks, boxer briefs, etc) for any sort of dancing. Not only will you feel better (you don’t really want everything flopping around), but it’s also much safer for you and your bits.

Anonymous said: Are you a male dancer?

Yup, I am a male dancer. I dance for a professional, internationally touring company.

And don’t forget to ask us some questions!

Ty King of the Australian Ballet

Ty King of the Australian Ballet

Roberto Bolle
Principal, American Ballet Theatre
[photo by Bruce Weber]

Roberto Bolle

Principal, American Ballet Theatre

[photo by Bruce Weber]

Aszure Barton & Artists

Aszure Barton & Artists

Kansas City Ballet

Kansas City Ballet

José Navas, founder of Compagnie FLAK
(Canada)

José Navas, founder of Compagnie FLAK

(Canada)

Jiri Jelinek, National Ballet of Canada

Jiri Jelinek, National Ballet of Canada

chadoallen said: I LOVE your blog, such inspiration.

And we love you.

Students from The Rock School

Students from The Rock School

Anonymous said: Let me just say that your Tumblr has inspired me to go back to my childhood dream of being a dancer, even if I get stereotyped.

That’s wonderful to hear. Congrats!

Don’t let anybody’s judgments get in the way of doing what makes you happy. Negative stereotypes only exist when people’s negative preconceived notions allow them to.

Good luck!

Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet

Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet

Luigi

Luigi