12 things everyone who took dance lessons growing up knows to be true.

Apart from getting a personalised signed postcard from Jesse Spencer (AKA Billy Kennedy from Neighbours), the highlight of my youth would have had to be my performance to J-Lo‘s Let’s Get Loud at the Balranald town hall in 2003.

The glitter. The costume. The lights. The dance mums who weren’t my actual mum taking me extremely seriously. It was all very glam. It hasn’t left me. There are still many important life skills I carry with me today thanks to my time on centre stage in Primary School.

And a five, six, seven, eight….

1. Your make up skills were finely tuned by 8 years of age.

And you could already apply mascara perfectly by seven.
Image: Dance Moms.

2. You know how to nail a top knot.

You can sling your hair into a sleek bun without even blinking.

3. You know hairspray has many uses...

Yep, it's an excellent adhesive for keeping your leotard in place.

4. You owned a pair of fishnets at an awkwardly young age.

They were usually a dark brown colour. Nice.

5. You still count aloud when you're listening to music.

And a four, three, two, one...

6. You can remember old routines.

Including the ones you and your friends would make up after school “for fun".

7. Dance mums.

You can spot them from a mile away.

8. You have better posture than most of your friends.

“Shoulders back, tummies in, butts in..."

9.  You could build an island nation with all the bobby pins you've used/lost in your dancing life.

Seriously, where did they all go? (Post continues after gallery.)

10. You're probably still trying to get rid of the body glitter you wore for the 1998 Rock Eisteddfod.

And you can also remember what school won it. Damn them.

11. You still walk a little duck like.

And you always stand with your feet in ballet positions.

12. You pull out old dancing concert costumes for halloween.

They never fail you.

For everyone who took dance lessons growing up  - what do you know to be true?

Feature image: Dance Mums/Shiver Productions.