Thursday, 17 September 2009

Builders swap trowels for tutu's

This clip has just arrived - trust me, it's worth watching !

Builders working on the new home of Northern Ballet Theatre, spent the day learning what it takes to be a ballet dancer. They've raised a lot of money for charity in the process.


  1. Great fun, sometimes we need to laugh, what brilliant guys! Elsie you bring us such diverse posts bravo! Sharon xx

  2. Sharon - I know what you mean ! Real sports. Actually I love the bright leggings and the sparkly tutu's - good on them for having a go for charity - they don't look toooooo bad.....

  3. Hilarious! Totally brought a smile to my face! And I just adore your blog, it speaks to the 6 year old ballet dancer inside of me (who sadly lost out to the 6 year old swimmer inside of me).

  4. that is just great of those guys to do that and take part in that . those are real men and god bless them . thanks for sharing and posting this .

  5. I really enjoyed that clip and it is all in a good cause. One days training though..........
    Thanks for visiting me!

  6. Nice to see this group showing their "feminine side"!

  7. Good for them ... cute ... chuckle! TTFN ~Marydon

  8. Elise,

    BRAVO! That is tu tu cute! Great that they could make some money, and have some fun with it tu.


    P.S. I have added a few dance-related touches to my blog.

  9. What fun! Bravo to these men :) Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog!
    Have a lovely day,

  10. oh what fun!!! this is priceless!! what a wonderful blog!!!

  11. Elise: What an adorable post. These men were very brave! Probably quite an eye-opener for them. Thanks - I'm leaving smiling!!

  12. Hi! I don't know how you found my blog, but I'm glad you did. I love dance myself and will probably catch up on several of your recent posts. The guys in this vid didn't do too badly! Made me laugh. Visit again soon!

  13. Very funny!!
    Thanks for leaving a comment about my big knit post. Are you joining in? I need more people, very disappointed by the turn out :(
    If you have any knitting friends please feel free to pass them my way :)

  14. Hello Elise - thanks for dropping by a handful of stones - if you ever fancy sending me a submission I'd be glad to have one.
    Warmest, Fiona

  15. That was a great gesture. I loved their tutus and I have to say, they're not too bad, no!!
    Thanks for sharing this!

  16. Thank you, Elise, for your comment on my writing. I appreciate it. :)

    In my heart, I am a ballerina! :) So you can imagine how happy I am to have come across your blog! :)

    Although, in this photo, I do not see much of a real ballerina...haha! :)


  17. Dear Elise, thank you for stopping at my blog.
    That is a cool picture you posted. And this clip is awesome.

  18. priceless, thanks for sharing. Sandi

  19. This is wonderful! I'm picturing my husband in a tutu after watching this, so I'm still chuckling.

  20. Hi Elise,

    I gave the address of your blog to my niece who is 11 years old and a ballet danser!
    So I think you win a follower of your blog!


  21. What a lot of fun and with a good result. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Elise,
    Now THAT is superb! A combination of pure fun & purpose. Love the Spirit. Thank you...
    Amy Arnaz

  23. hahah, this is hilarious! Loving the outfits!

  24. I love guys who are man enough to wear a tutu!

  25. This was so much fun to watch:)
    Hope you are doing great!


  26. Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

  27. It was sooo funny:) And... just great. World shoud be more fun! And people should try new things and be just happy and easy about it. Have a nice day!

  28. [giggle] How charming! Thanks for sharing it!

  29. Aunt Spicy - Thank you for the lovely compliment, good to see you here

    phonelady - I agree - good on them !

    Maggie may - I know - but one day is better than none

    Just Breathe - certanly was !

    Hand Knitted Things - indeed !

    blushing rose - I agree with you

    Chemn des Muguets - They are lovely, thank you

    DolceDreams - welcome and thank you

    Diana Evans - thank you so much, good to see you here

    Bonnie - that's great to hear - thank you !

    Victoria - they did do well didn't they ?

    Petergaye - I thought they were great too

    Josie-Mary - Not me I'm afraid, though I am mean with the needles I'd need two extra pairs of hands to find the time right now ! Sorry. Thanks for your comment & welcome

    noomiedoodlesfahsion - thank you

    Fiona Robyn - thank you

    Aledys Ver - I agree, thanks

    C - Delighted to see you here, hope you continue to enjoy !

    Janine - isn't it ?

    CelticWoman - you are most welcome

    Angela Recada - Well now that is a picture I think you should share....

    Greet - I hope to see your niece here very soon then. Thank you for your comment & welcome to you both

    Lola Lynn - you are welcome, and thank you

    Amy Arnaz - thank you

    Lisa - the outfits are great aren't they ? I wouldn't say no...

    corine - exactly

    Vintage Me New You - thank you

    Debbie - you are welcome, thank you

    Em-illi - thank you

    truestarr - thank you !!

  30. Wow awesome clicks and dance.. looks fantastic.


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