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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. Dance legend Wayne Sleep teams up with prima ballerina Monica Loughman 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!”

Two hundred people auditioned for Big Ballet and 18 men were chosen, one of whom is 18-year-old Hannah Baines who told the Guardian

Big Ballet

Just because I’m big doesn’t lessen my dancing ability…there’s no movement I can’t do.” “Obviously, I can’t get my leg right up to my ear because my flab restricts me. But I’m pretty flexible. There’s this misconception that dancing is about steps. It’s not. It’s about emotion, feeling.”

Hannah is 5ft 3in tall and weighs 196lbs/89kg and was chosen as the lead. she looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see her performance. If you ever thought you were ‘too fat to dance’ or 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

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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.

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