My sister and I both took ballet lessons as kids. And while my sister embraced the art for years, my reception to it was only lukewarm.
To tell the truth, my favorite part was the costumes. As long as I had a tutu filled with tulle and sequins, I was pretty much content.
Kim took things farther. She actually wore those satin pink toe shoes. When she received her first pair, she let me try them on. I quickly found out that for this art, you have to accept some degree of pain.