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 Post subject: Did the martial artist Van Damme study ballet?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2001 6:11 am 
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I just read on another website that it is rumored that Van Damme studied ballet. does anyone have any infor on this? just curious. thanks<BR>kim <P>------------------<BR>Great Dancers are not great dancers because of their technique: they are great dancers because fo their passion -- Martha Graham<BR>

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 Post subject: Re: Did the martial artist Van Damme study ballet?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2001 8:44 am 
I dont know Kim-I'd have to find his web site-I'm SURE he has one!


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 Post subject: Re: Did the martial artist Van Damme study ballet?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2001 9:42 am 
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There is a whole bunch of stuff on him at Google:<P><A HREF="http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Van+Damme%22&btnG=Google+Search" TARGET=_blank><B>Van Damme</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Did the martial artist Van Damme study ballet?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2001 11:44 am 
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Whatever you find, I am sure that he took more dance lessons than acting lessons.


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 Post subject: Re: Did the martial artist Van Damme study ballet?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2001 5:46 am 
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well, i'll be. thanks for the goggle besheva. he was a ballet dancer: Born in Berchem-Sainte Agathe, Belgium and raised in Brussels, Belgium, Jean-Claude Van Varenberg (adopting the name "Van Damme" from an early mentor) was a self-admitted "skinny, sensitive kid who loved classical music and painting," among other childhood studies. At the urging of his father, he began early instruction in ballet and karate - foreshadowing a career that would later capitalize on the intertwined nature of both. Invited to join the Paris Opera as a dancer, the young Van Damme instead chose to focus on karate and body-building, quitting school to operate his very own successful fitness center, The California Gym in Brussels <A HREF="http://actionadventure.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geocities.com%2FHollywood%2FMakeup%2F5827%2Fjean_bio.html" TARGET=_blank>http://actionadventure.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geocities.com%2FHollywood%2FMakeup%2F5827%2Fjean_bio.html</A> <BR>i wish he would have stayed with ballet, instead of walking away from it. i bet he was a beautiful dancer. thanks for all your help.<BR>kim<P>------------------<BR>Great Dancers are not great dancers because of their technique: they are great dancers because of their passion -- Martha Graham<P>

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