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UK reality TV show Big Ballet gets US premiere date! Wednesday May 28th 10pm Est on Ovation. Big Curvy Love has been excited about this since the UK premiere and can’t wait for it to hit American screens.  It’s a three-part series following a plus-size amateur troupe on their way to putting on a production of Swan Lake.

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Its a great time for plus size fitness especially with Whitney Way Thore’s awesome A Fat Girl Dancing Video  that went viral and of course Amber Riley being the first Plus Size celebrity to win Dancing With the Stars.  I feel like we’re on the cusp of a plus size dancing revolution especially since there’s a new reality show called Big Ballet!

Its a UK production that  turns big women into ballet dancers and follows plus size amateur dancers as they put together a performance of Swan Lake. Ballet legend Wayne Sleep leads the troupe toward their big final performance. He’s no stranger to size issues as he was the shortest dancer ever to debut on the Royal Ballet stage and teams up with Prima ballerina Monica Loughman sets to break one of the biggest taboos in ballet: size. More than five hundred plus size women answered this ad:

“Have you ever dreamt of being a ballet dancer but feel your size holds you back?  “Have you ever imagined dancing on a big stage in front of an adoring crowd? We are looking for talented dancers aged 18-55 to take part in our new series about ballet. No previous ballet experience necessary. If you’re interested to hear more, we’d love to talk to you!”

More than two hundred people auditioned for Big Ballet and 18 were chosen, one of whom is Hannah a 5ft 3in 196lbs/89kg dancer who is the lead.  She looks beautiful and I can’t wait to see her performance (as well as the behind-the-scenes.) If you ever thought you were ‘too fat to dance’ or afraid to sign up for that hip hop dance class at your gym then please watch the Big Ballet trailer and use it as inspiration.Big Ballet

Kelly Glover is an Australian living in Los Angeles and created this plus size fashion blog as a place for curvy women to get info and advice on plus size dating, celebrity and fitness.
    • angela p
    • May 9, 2014

    i don’t have cable tv, never mind the channel “ovation.” how can i see this show? also- i wish i’d gotten to participate!

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