korean couple swapping. redwap

When we think of action heroes the last thing that comes to mind is a dance genre involving tutus and en pointe shoes. Yet ballet requires a ton of strength and balance so it’s no wonder that even some tough guys have decided to learn the art to better themselves physically. Some admit to it, others might not. Either way, we love ballet and have great respect for anyone that attempts to learn.

Here are six tough hombres that we suspect once danced.


1. Jean Claude Van Damme

Born in Brussels, Belgium on October 18, 1960, Jean Claude Van Damme began his decent into martial arts fame when he was ten years old. He earned his black belt at eighteen and moved on to body building leading to the Mr. Belgium title.

Van Damme moved to the United States with every intention of becoming an action star. It wasn’t long before he was getting extra work in movies like Breakin’ and non-speaking parts as a President Roosevelt carrying secret service agent in War and Remembrance in 1988. From there it wasn’t long before he was given parts as villains and then ultimately the role that launched his stardom Bloodsport.

Still, Van Damme cherishes his time studying the ballet and has great respect for the art. He has been quoted saying ballet is “also one of the most difficult sports.” He went on to say, “if you can survive a ballet workout, you can survive in a workout in any other sport.”


2. Christian Bale

Notorious ill-tempered Christian Bale is the next celebrity to don our list of ballet dancers today. In fact, his reputation has us wondering if it is such a good idea to put him on this list but then we figured we are never going to meet him so if he gets angry so be it.

That said, this famous actor who is of English decent is rumored to have taken ballet classes as a child. According to research he was even offered an opening at the Royal Ballet School. Lucky for us, this actor knew his calling right away and was given his first major movie role in Steven Spielberg’s 1987 movie Empire of the Sun. His performance in American Psycho (2000) earned this ballet dancer critical commendation. Since then

Christian Bale was awarded the Best Supporting Actor category in the Academy Awards. This was his first of two Oscars. From what we can gather by how hard he is said to work on his roles, we have no doubt if he had chosen ballet as a profession his star would’ve shined equally as bright.


3. Tupac Shakur

One of the most notorious faces in hip-hop was a ballet dancer. Tupac Shakur was born in New York City in 1971. After his death by gunshot in Las Vegas in 1996 Tupac has become a name of legend as great as the King of Rock and Roll himself. Yep, Tupac is the Elvis of hip-hop, when comparing the fact that some believe their deaths were faked and they both are still alive somewhere.

Raised the son of black-panther member Afeni Shakur, Tupac didn’t get to know his father until he was an adult and his mother was in jail while pregnant with him due to bombing charges. His frequent moves around New York with his mom and her political standings were the backdrop of Tupac’s childhood. So was his mother’s struggle with substance abuse.

Still, like most success stories, Tupac didn’t let it get him down. He pursued his dream of performing and became a student of the Baltimore School for the Arts. This is where he threw himself into any class he could to learn. One of those classes happened to be ballet, as he confirms in the video below.

Even after death we dare anyone to tease Tupac for taking ballet. He’s the only member of this group who’s as threatening after death as he was when alive.


4. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hailing from Germany Arnold Schwarzenegger exemplifies the American Dream. He first obtained stardom as a body builder and quickly moved his was to acting. There he made classics such as Terminator and all the sequels and prequels in that storyline, Twins opposite Danny DeVito, and True Lies with Jamie Leigh Curtis. Then he decided politics would be his game, he married a Kennedy and became the Governor of California, one of the largest states in the Union.

Who knew that the twenty-year-old who would win the title Mr. Universe was taking ballet. Turns out, Arnold took a class hoping the art form would help him while posing in competitions. His smart move paid off and this is proven in the seven Mr. Olympia titles he would earn as well. Funny thing is, we don’t think anyone would have the guts to make fun of Arnold for dancing ballet. Especially a twenty-year old Arnold.


5. Rio Ferdinand

This former professional English football player (soccer to Americans) studied ballet as a child. According to his ballet instructor he was quite good. A former child dance partner swears in one article in the Guardian that she has video of this “somewhere.”

Still, football, as the rest of the world plays it, would prove to be the childhood hobby that caught Rio’s attention when playing with several youth teams. He remained at West Ham United where he excelled quickly as a center-back. His Premier League debut was in 1996 winning the ‘Hammer of the Year award’ that same years. His long career and exceptional talents have enabled him to play in eighty-one games for England’s national football team. He is also a member of three FIFA World Cup teams. We wonder if his exceptional pirouettes had anything to do with his success?


6. Steve McLendon

Nose tackle currently playing with the New York Jets, Steve McLendon began learning the fine art of ballet when he was a senior in college. The original reason for taking the class because an instructor told him that it would help his football game and the results are that he still takes ballet when he can. One instructor McLendon had when he was playing for the Steelers said that he worked McLendon “harder than the majority of women” that he taught.

McLendon claims that the dance has helped him remain free from injury. He also says that he can tell the difference in strength he has in his ankles and feet. Ballet is the epitome of grace and beauty, and when a tough guy like an American football player takes it up to make him stronger, we can help but look at ballet in a completely new way.


Do you know which are the 7 ballet pieces everyone should watch at least once in their lifetime? Check them out here.

Share your thoughts...



Get Notified of the Newest Releases and Exclusive Content Available Only to Subscribers!


advertisement advertisement

Latest Post

  • There a many extremely talented deaf performers of all types.4 Deaf Performers
    Deaf performers have extraordinary talents. More than you can maybe imagine from the deaf community. Many deaf performers can be found at Deaf Expos or local community Deaf events in the loc. Deaf […]
  • Musical Leads - Certainly the most important character to set and guide the story and feel of any story.6 of Our Favorite Musical Leads
    Musical leads carry a story on their back, in most cases. While we love our secondary characters with all our hearts, it is hard to deny that the lead characters are the ones who are the center of […]
  • 4 More Famous Operas - Mozart's "Don Giovanni" is one of the most played operas to this date.4 More Famous Operas
    All art worlds have standards and rare gems. The genre of opera is no different. Rock and roll has the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, while film has great actors like Clark Gable and Philip Seymour […]
  • Mariinsky' Theater uses the choreography by Vasily Vainonen for the classic "The Nutcracker" piece.5 Vasily Vainonen Works
    Born just after the turn of the twentieth century, Vasily Vainonen is one of the most notable choreographers in Russian Ballet history. Throughout his dancing career, Vainonen created dances for some […]
  • 3 Musical Works for New Year’s Eve Viewing
    Not everyone likes to head out to a bar or restaurant to ring in the New Year. Some of us prefer to stay off the street and relax with our loved ones at home. Maybe put together a nice dinner and […]

cialis online usa how long does stendra last walgreens viagra prices how to make your penis bigger with no pills where to buy vesele does oxandrolone increase testosterone testosterone booster and weight loss pills teva generic cialis long and strong pills review johnny galecki pedals male enhancement pills testosterone boosters walgreens why is erectile dysfunction so common testosterone pills cvs reviews on black lion male enhancement pill sex during inactive pills enhancement pills for black male hormone treatment for low libido penis hardnening pills gas station herbs good for sex penis pills whole sale usa where can i buy mob candy pill male enhancement supplements for better erections penis enlargement pills permanent number one how to use aloe vera gel for male enhancement growth pills for penis health digest vigor herbal male enhancement penis stronger pills side effects best testosterone for libido results of testosterone pills non prescription viagra alternatives non prescrition pills for low testosterone pennis enlargement pills review do testosterone pills help grow facial hair discontinued male enhancement pills does testosterone pills alter your mind cock pill

cbd oil uses cbd oil in calera al cbd oil and anxiety cbd oil pediatric cbd oil alabama 2021 cbd oil and alzheimers 2021 can cannabis oil get you high purest cbd oil brands mct oil hemp best safe cbd oil coconut oil cannabis tincture recipe hemp oil uk where to buy cbd oil on long island does cbd oil help with what retention vitamin shoppe cbd oil near me how to know cbd oil quality can you fly with cbd oil in the france where can you by cbd oil with thc in california cbd oil blood thinning wellness mama cbd oil cbd oil for sleep pub med cbd oil reactions does cbd oil balance neurotransmitters in the gut pure cbd oil for suppositories how does cbd oil work on cancer vedio how to make hemp oil soap over the counter cbd oil manufacturers cbg oil vs cbd oil cbd oil anxiety buy thyroid and cbd oil quality cbd oil cost cbd oil direct sales companies 1000 mg cbd oil to treat cervical cancer cbd oil parkinson disease shark tank products cbd oil cbd oil capsules dosage for anxiety

weight loss programs for women senna pills weight loss fluoxetine weight loss women keto diet is swimming good for weight loss results weight loss centers dr bobs weight loss keto diet maximum carbs good diet pills keto diet stages how long should i jump rope to lose weight keto diet marathon training 100 pound weight loss before and after keto diet bikini competition healthy dinners for weight loss the best weight loss pills on the market boost shakes for weight loss what are the names of prescription diet pills pcos lose weight 7 day vegetable soup diet recipe weight loss spanish diet pills spices that help with weight loss safe otc diet pills b pollen diet pills the top 10 weight loss pills weight loss pills for men printable coupon for alli diet pills gnc best diet pills is the keto diet safe while taking metformin lower carbs for weight loss celebrity keto diet will skin tighten after weight loss what are good pills to lose weight fast keto diet explained for beginners how many grams of carbs in keto keto diet sugar free jello

what are the best replacement windows for my home standard size replacement windows home window repair arcata ca window repair toronto ontario vinyl window lock replacement parts window balance replacement parts how to replace window crank emergency home window repair san antonio cost to replace bathroom window home window repair or install window channel balance replacement double pane foggy window repair vertical window blinds replacement slats leer canopy window replacement window replacement jackson mi how much does it cost to replace house windows window glass replacement cincinnati home window replacement greenville tx parts of a replacement window replacement windows seattle buy window screen replacement window replacement houston tx acorn window screen replacement home window repair south sioux city ne dakota ave lowes window installation cost a replace windshield repair murrieta window awning repair window repair elgin il window repair laramie window screen repair nassau county ny window repair union city nj velux sash replacement window tint installation near me windows replacement springdale window blind repair