By Eve Kucharski
Listen Up Lansing staff writer
Arguably one of the most cultured and graceful forms of athleticism is the art of ballet. It is a highly competitive field of dance, famous for both its beauty and tremendous rigors. It takes years of training to become proficient, and even then one’s longevity in a career as a dancer is not ensured. This form of dance can be intimidating to an outsider, and many who appreciate the art resign themselves to watching masterful companies from places like St. Petersburg and New York perform, rather than try it themselves.