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Hello, this is Clara. A couple of weeks ago she made a mistake that almost ruined her life. Here’s the story.
Clara is a ballet dancer. Her parents really don’t have much of an interest in any kind of art, but her grandma loves theater and ballet. So when she was about six, she found a book about classical ballet on her bookshelf. And as she was turning the pages looking at the pictures of ballerinas, she began to…fall in love. They looked so…graceful and weightless and…gorgeous! Later, her grandma showed her videos from “Swan Lake”, and that was the point of no return.
Her parents actually tried to ignore her as she started talking about ballet non-stop, but they didn’t have a chance. After about a month, she had an audition with a ballet teacher…and she told her that she had no future, that she was too “heavy.” That turned out not to be true, but she cried through the whole of the next day, and her parents took her to a bigger ballet school that’s like, super hard to get in to. The teachers took one look at her and they said that she was born to become a ballerina. But she had to wait a couple of years, since they only accepted girls who were eight or older.
And her parents were really happy about that, because they were sure that she’d forget about ballet within a couple of months. But they couldn’t have been more wrong. Every week she became more and more obsessed with ballet. Millions and millions of fouettes were practiced in front of the mirror in their living room.
And so, of course, Clara spent her eighth birthday applying to ballet school. And they said yes!
And that's when it all began. Classes almost everyday, teachers with perfect posture, and so much to learn.
She’s fifteen now, and her last seven years have all been about ballet. At the age of 12, she started living in the school dorm Monday through Friday, since the school is about an hour and a half by car from her hometown.
Okay...she’s probably gotten a little deeper into the details here than was necessary. Anyway, by now she had already performed at a lot of shows and ballet competitions. And, of course, she started in corps-de-ballet, which means shewas dancing as a part of the ensemble, and the girls who were a little older played the parts of principal dancers - or, as their teachers like to call them “prima ballerinas.” And she had been patiently waiting for her chance to be one.
And it finally happened about six months ago.
The big piece for the new semester was Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty.” And you know what? Clara was chosen to be the prima ballerina. She was SO happy. And of course, she started practicing two or even three times as much as sheused to. They all knew that in December one of the most prestigious ballet contests would take place, and that their school usually participated in it.
A few weeks later, her teacher announced that they really WERE taking part in the contest with their “Sleeping Beauty” piece. Which meant…yes, you guessed right - that Clara was going be the principal dancer. All this was happening at the same time… it was just like a dream come true. She couldn't even stop to think about what kind of opportunities this would create for her.
So every year, all of the girls that take part in the performance together with some of the teachers travel to the city where the contest takes place by train. And Clara was totally fine with that; she loves trains.
So she and her mom started packing her stuff a week before departure, being careful not to forget anything, and also - to be ready for anything that might happen. Basically, she took so much stuff with her that if her leg fell off five minutes before the show, she'd have figured out what to do.
The train departed at 9 am, and the night before the trip she couldn’t get to asleep. She was replaying all of the possible scenarios over and over again in her head, and she was so excited and scared at the same time that she didn’t really close her eyes until 5 am, which meant she only slept for about an hour - and it certainly wasn’t a peaceful form of sleep at all.
Then she woke up feeling really weird. Her dad took her to the station and wished her luck; they all gathered in a station hall, and they had about an hour until their train was due to leave.
So some of the girls went to buy snacks, some were just chatting; but Clara didn’t really want to talk to anyone since she felt terrible thanks to her sleepless night. She just wanted to concentrate and listen to the music she was supposed to perform to that evening. It must have been the millionth time she listened to it.
To know more about Clara and her situation watch this video to the end!

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ACTUALLY HAPPENED
ACTUALLY HAPPENED 14 дней назад
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Lafayette
Lafayette 4 часа назад
Thx
Balbir Singh
Balbir Singh День назад
My story is about my friends I will begin. Hi I'm Prabh. I love to draw. I have a friend. from Grade 1 but another one from kindergarten . And one day I noticed something. I heard My grade one friend A.k.a Japleen say these 4 words Prabh, mean, ugly and tomboy. I thought, was she talking about me is she actually my enemy?!?!? I went up to her and said in my big , terrifing and mad voice and said " ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ME AND SAYING THAT I AM TOMBOY, MEAN AND UGLY?!?!??!" Japleen stayed in silence. My kindergarten friend, Abby said sorry and got mad at Japleen. If You ever have a friend that's being mean DO NOT BE THEIR FRIEND. and subscribe!!!
Dr Weirdfish
Dr Weirdfish 2 дня назад
Adelaide Mosher she did because the journey was on a train on a specific route and she missed her train and had to go on a different journey to get to her destination
ROGE_MERK
ROGE_MERK 3 дня назад
I was late for soccer and my team depended on me
norwati masuali
norwati masuali 5 дней назад
Ok I'll tell my story
Queen Cat
Queen Cat 44 минуты назад
💍🤑👱🏽‍♂️equals 👸of England
Xx Keira xX
Xx Keira xX 5 часов назад
..soo you didn’t miss the journey of your life
Random Channel
Random Channel 18 часов назад
was it really hard to put “ALMOST” in the title
Clara Mitchell
Clara Mitchell 20 часов назад
MY NAME IS CLARA...IVE NOW SEEN TWO VIDEOS IN THE PAST 20 MINUTES WITH THE NAME CLARA...ALSO I DO BALLET
Can I get 5,000 subscribers With no videos?
Try to find all my comments it’s all over RUvid subscribe
Dratini Friends
Dratini Friends 23 часа назад
U missed the trip of ur life Then why are u performing in the ending
mr deathspeaker10
mr deathspeaker10 День назад
Are you *trying* to sound British? You sound constipated.
Rareş Ioan
Rareş Ioan День назад
I like trains.🚂🚂🚂🚂🚄🚅🚄🚅
Ashi Singh
Ashi Singh День назад
I am also a ballerina but point yet and I am a 8 years old girl
Hayleigh Bell
Hayleigh Bell День назад
I missed my cup when I was pouring my juice... ACTUALLY HAPPENED
TripleTeddy Gaming
TripleTeddy Gaming День назад
A week ago but just saw this now
galaxy guy
galaxy guy 2 дня назад
BOOK IS FLYING 0:28 THE GIRL ISNT HOLDING IT
100% Joyceeey
100% Joyceeey 2 дня назад
Who ever heard belly dancer lol
Century Star
Century Star 2 дня назад
Haha I was late for my entrance onstage for a dance in my first ever high school musical this year, and I was so stressed! My director didn’t even comment on it, though, and I’m so happy he didn’t!
Emar Gallegos
Emar Gallegos 2 дня назад
don't let anyone say you can't do it you can do it dream hard and don't give up if you don't give up you can complete your dream
Tracy Sommerio
Tracy Sommerio 2 дня назад
No mom or dad should say that u too heavy and make u feel bad abt u self Bc u are great and soooo pretty no matter what so don’t let someone Chang that❤️❤️❤️
Greekmythdude Gaming
Greekmythdude Gaming 2 дня назад
It is still the most important part in this city and the car 3and and I think poop will have the best of all of us with a lot to eat but we are young enough and it has too little different things you know about this stuff 99or I mean I
the epic soul slayer
the epic soul slayer 3 дня назад
The title should be "I ALMOST missed the journey of a lifetime:
Mike R
Mike R 3 дня назад
Wait why am i seeing this i wathing horror videos (·θ·)
Orlagh Austin
Orlagh Austin 3 дня назад
My dad died when I was 8 and I didn’t talk about it to my mum because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings and when I talked about it to anyone else like my friends it was awkward cause they just felt sorry for me and hugged me. I am making my confirmation this year and he is going to miss it and he died the same year of my communion and he was alive when it was my communion and it was my birthday on the exact same day
Nicole Connelly
Nicole Connelly 3 дня назад
3:10 that reminded me of I like trains
Gregory Owino
Gregory Owino 3 дня назад
Can u stop with the click bait title it should be I ALMOST missed the journey of my life
Somto Okorie
Somto Okorie 3 дня назад
I thought she was in a coma
Rosie Brundred
Rosie Brundred 3 дня назад
Guys it ACTUALLY HAPPENED
JZ Wu
JZ Wu 4 дня назад
Anyone notice the voice change?
Keith Hawkes
Keith Hawkes 4 дня назад
My mum won’t let me do ballet and says I’m to fat
Margaret Berkenfield
Margaret Berkenfield 4 дня назад
Swan Lake is what inspired me to dance too!
XxGacha CraftxX
XxGacha CraftxX 4 дня назад
So one time there was an ad on the TV that said we could win a really big trip to Disney World and I asked my Aunt if me and her could enter it and she said that the chances of winning were very slim but we could still enter for fun. So the next day we ordered a chance to win and I took the paper and showed it to my classmates my Best friend wanted it and I sold it to her for 10 bucks knowing that it was probably going to lose. The next day on Tv they showed us the winning paper and my friend told me that I gave her the winning ticket! So the next month she went on a 2 day trip to Disney World. And I don't regret it bc my friend invited me with her! It was the best 2 days of my life!
Lazy Vids
Lazy Vids 4 дня назад
Wait! How is it the journey of your life if you missed it?
Zoe Fp
Zoe Fp 4 дня назад
At 3:26 if ur leg fell off did it grow back after?
Snicks Clipz
Snicks Clipz 4 дня назад
I have a feeling they copied this from leap...
Maddi PJ
Maddi PJ 4 дня назад
I LIKE TRAINS
Lazy Victoriaa
Lazy Victoriaa 4 дня назад
How did she "/miss/* it?
christi curenton
christi curenton 5 дней назад
I almost lost my best friend
Apollo'sHufflepuffdaughter 16
Apollo'sHufflepuffdaughter 16 5 дней назад
I'd submit my story, but it's mildly inappropriate. 🤦
CutieKitty
CutieKitty 5 дней назад
I was late for school
Taylor McCoy
Taylor McCoy 5 дней назад
Wait so I didn’t actually miss it... stupid titles
vicky b
vicky b 5 дней назад
Don't press read more Wow,you are a savage, you will have no chance of bad luck for the next 3 years
Bhacchu C
Bhacchu C 5 дней назад
Don't click Read More Read More
Bhacchu C
Bhacchu C 5 дней назад
Just kidding that joke's dead
Bhacchu C
Bhacchu C 5 дней назад
Know what is the best channel on RUvid ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Rylan Vlogs
Rylan Vlogs 5 дней назад
I missed a final exam
Perfect Cats
Perfect Cats 5 дней назад
Wooooowww Click Bait
Mujtaba Kazim
Mujtaba Kazim 5 дней назад
Boiiii
Slime lr And chocolate
Slime lr And chocolate 5 дней назад
I used to do balle when I was 3-7 and once something very funny happend, when I was 4 it was chrismas and we were doing a balle project I went up to the stage and singer baby songs and everyone was finding me so cute,everyone was laughing,and then the music lady asked me questions guess what I answered them cutely,and I sang baby songs and danced
Josie Kamens
Josie Kamens 5 дней назад
4:10 ugh why do they have to knot the headphones 😂
Caylen Burger
Caylen Burger 5 дней назад
Once i was late for my friends ceremony because she died. WTF WHY DID I GO LATE LIKE WTFF
Shizuo Heiwajima
Shizuo Heiwajima 5 дней назад
I was so scared for youuuU!
Asibi.S
Asibi.S 5 дней назад
Big like to your Dad.
Darin Althawadi
Darin Althawadi 6 дней назад
You didn’t miss it😐
Kieona K
Kieona K 6 дней назад
Ok the title didn't match the story Bc u actually did make it
FxWbe YT
FxWbe YT 6 дней назад
I was late for school 🏫
Kevin Whelan
Kevin Whelan 6 дней назад
Hi I’m lil pump Esketiitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt. Gucciiiii gangggggggggg.
jaspet
jaspet 6 дней назад
You didn't miss it. You ALMOST missed it.
Finnegan Shannon
Finnegan Shannon 6 дней назад
3:10 I like trains
yisha ysabella
yisha ysabella 6 дней назад
the intro scared me omg
Noob Toater Msp and more
Noob Toater Msp and more 6 дней назад
She's Well British Like Me.
Your Small Animator
Your Small Animator 6 дней назад
The title should’ve said I *ALMOST* missed the journey of my life
Nancy  Kelley
Nancy Kelley 6 дней назад
I Missed the most important opportunity in my ENTIRE LIFE 🙁
?¿ ღ starlii ღ ?¿
?¿ ღ starlii ღ ?¿ 6 дней назад
Click bait lol she didn’t rlly miss it
Jakey Bear
Jakey Bear 6 дней назад
Is it just me or does she sound like Clara from Doctor Who
Yoongi likes Pretty Legs
Yoongi likes Pretty Legs 6 дней назад
I really dislike this amsr....
MG Skills
MG Skills 7 дней назад
Laddies and gentlemen, you have been click bated.
Derpitude guy
Derpitude guy 7 дней назад
Rewording title- 'I ALMOST missed the journey of my life' (still good but thought to put it out there)
Vurla Mony
Vurla Mony 7 дней назад
I'm not interested
Rich Penkoski
Rich Penkoski 7 дней назад
You didn’t miss it wut
Nour and HLa Vlogs And Video Games
The actually happened joke is now old..... ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Lil Alex senpai and Firends Playz
Lil Alex senpai and Firends Playz 7 дней назад
Am always late to school
Evaline Mella
Evaline Mella 7 дней назад
I love dancing with all of my heart. But I like hip hop type dancing
•AlwaysAesthicxxFluttershy•
•AlwaysAesthicxxFluttershy• 7 дней назад
Her accent is beautiful 🙂
Cooking and Slime With Becca
Cooking and Slime With Becca 7 дней назад
Who else saw at the start where her mum put her head in her food.
alexis Adeline
alexis Adeline 8 дней назад
You say to him that it's my life choice not yours make him feel bad
Eve Robins
Eve Robins 8 дней назад
so unrealistic.
Fiza Haque
Fiza Haque 8 дней назад
Lol I was awfully late to my singing contest. Somehow I managed it lololololol
Masteraidan09 ThePro
Masteraidan09 ThePro 8 дней назад
The title should be “ I almost missed etc
default skin
default skin 8 дней назад
Yo H
Naomi Talamantez
Naomi Talamantez 8 дней назад
"If you have a story to share, E-mail it here and your story might become a video." well first things first...u don't even use ur own story! they just make it up and if it would be us of course it's gonna be made into a video all they want is money!
Emoji Girl
Emoji Girl 8 дней назад
Aww! You look so cute with the bun and freckles! :)
Kind Planet
Kind Planet 8 дней назад
All I can say is U R STUPID
Sunny Aj
Sunny Aj 8 дней назад
1:35 is that a boy with a skirt?
Nora Silentvalley
Nora Silentvalley 8 дней назад
They Miss title these. It's: I Almost Missed The Journey Of My Life
Disfish
Disfish 8 дней назад
Click bait she *didn't* miss the journey for her life at all...
sara Bailey
sara Bailey 8 дней назад
5:25 Super Dad Coming 2019
Milla Laine
Milla Laine 8 дней назад
1:10 mom’s eyebrows 😂
Ethar Alzubaidy
Ethar Alzubaidy 8 дней назад
لماذا الاجنبيه ١٠٠٠٠٠٠ مشتر و العربيه ١١الف فقط
Bailey Ryan Rios
Bailey Ryan Rios 9 дней назад
I don’t take Ballet because ballet is only for girls
FoxPlayz
FoxPlayz 9 дней назад
Me with pokemon
joshua 007003
joshua 007003 9 дней назад
You sound so dumb and look stupid god
SEVENTEEN Kpop
SEVENTEEN Kpop 9 дней назад
Omg I had a recital one time and I forgot my costume for ballet also, and the traveling was 1 hour and 45 minutes I was freaking out
A E S T H E T I C C O O K I E
A E S T H E T I C C O O K I E 9 дней назад
Best dad ever
Parvana KARIMI
Parvana KARIMI 9 дней назад
Lucky u made it to ur dream
One awesome angel
One awesome angel 9 дней назад
IF ONLY I COULD DANCE...
Deborah Kitty
Deborah Kitty 9 дней назад
I love your voice
Clementine Everett
Clementine Everett 9 дней назад
Also I just realized her name is Clara, which is cool considering that's the main character in the nutcracker
LpsMidapid
LpsMidapid 9 дней назад
Reminds me of the book 'Out of My Mind', ecxept, it went better for Clara.
FunkyMedia
FunkyMedia 10 дней назад
HI I GOT CLICKBATED
shootas _83
shootas _83 10 дней назад
Are you tracer from Overwatch
OnionSimin
OnionSimin 10 дней назад
I swear to god this narrator is the same narrator for Leliana in Dragon Age??!!!
Jess Legati
Jess Legati 10 дней назад
Well at least it was a happy ending
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