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Male Ballet dancers are not obligated to wear tights for a ballet performance. However, it is worn for convenience and comfort when dancing as the dancer is agile.

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Q: Do male ballet dancers have to wear tights to perform?
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What do male ballet dancers wear under tights?


What do male ballet dancers wear under their tights?

Male dancers wear dance belts under their tights. A dance belt is kind of like a really tight jockstrap, but with a thong design so it does not show through tights. Dancers wear them for support and protection.

Who performers ballet?

Professional and non professional ballerinas. There are male and female dancers that perform ballet.

Why do male ballet dancers not have to perform 'en pointe' like female dancers do?

Boy dancers do not practice en pointe. It was made for women. It is more feminine. Male dancers do more jumps with beats in them.

A famous male that wears tights?

Mikhail Baryshniko, a male ballet dancer wears tights.

Do male ballet dancers go on point?

I think that male ballet dancers CAN go on point. I know that females can. So why not men?

Is it true that all ballet dancers are womens?

No its not true at all. There are many famous male ballet dancers.

Do boys wear pink ballet slippers?

Yes, very effeminate and/or gay male dancers loves to wear pink ballet slippers, even satin ones with ribbons! But for but not as popular as white or black slippers with tights, or flesh colour slippers with footless tights.

What are male ballet dancers called?

"Danseurs, Ballerino or just... male ballet dancers. Some just call them heroes, pioneers... or very, very brave for what they do."

Can ballet be performed by men and women?

Yes, there are many male ballet ballet dancers; such a Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Why male ballet dancers wear tights?

In practices or rehearsals, for the same reason as female ballet dancers do. It is considered an "appropriate" form of dance wear, covers up, and it comfortable. In performances, it is often just how most costumes are done. Females tend to wear dresses or skirts, and men tend to wear simple tights and elaborate tops. That is just how the costumes have evolved, generally speaking.

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