The Try Guys Gain a New Respect for Ballet

July 24, 2017

Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we’ll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we’re talking about “The Try Guys Try Ballet” video.

In the latest Try Guys installment, our four favorite goofy dudes try their hands (or should we say feet) at ballet, with lovely Los Angeles Ballet principal Bianca Bulle doing her best to keep a straight face while teaching them some of the basics. Though their frankly awful dancing has us all 😂 on more than one occasion, The Try Guys do a great job showing just how challenging ballet can be. After performing a rather comical rendition of “Waltz of the Flowers,” the Guys get real about their newfound admiration for ballet dancers.

“So much respect to all the ballerinas out there, cause y’all are much tougher than any other expert that we’ve ever come across,” says Eugene Yang (who actually has a background in hip hop). “Ballerinas are superhumans… If you ever run into a ballerina, start bowing to them,” Zach Kornfeld exclaims.

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves: Ballerinas ARE superhumans. Check out the full video for some comic relief—and a little validation for all the hard work you and your fellow bunheads put in at the barre.

Note: This video contains some profanity.