This painting reminded me of my childhood because I was a dancer for about 14 years. When I was younger, ballet was always my least favorite however as I got older I learned to appreciate the beauty and technique of it. I feel that this painting really portrays how beautiful ballet is. I love many of Edgar Degas' paintings that capture the beauty of the human figure in motion. At this time it seems as if the class is over, many of the girls look relaxed and tired. Until his death, Degas's favorite subjects were ballerinas at work.