Like the majority of the female population, I took dance lessons as a child. I carried on doing ballet during my late teens but eventually had to stop due to University commitments. Although I've never had the grace or drive to dance professionally, I still love anything related to ballet - I even have a board on Pinterest dedicated to it. It's amazing how something that looks so fluent and effortless actually takes many years of grueling work and motivation. I'm sure anyone who has danced - or watched Black Swan - will know what I'm talking about!
I'm hoping to take up ballet again sometime in the near future. Not only is it enjoyable, it's great exercise and fab for your overall flexibility and strength. Even gentle movement at the barre is perfect for toning your body, especially your legs and bum! Many people believe that you have to be very young to start ballet, and while it's true that you should ideally start classes as a child if you want to dance professionally, there's no rules against perusing it for fun and fitness at any age. It really is a beautiful art and always generates lots of interest!