Breaking Pointe

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Remember when you were little and you used to twirl in your room and pretend to be a ballerina?

Well, this is nothing like that.

We've got an exclusive sneak peek from the CW's new reality show Breaking Pointe, and trust us when we say after seeing this video, you'll never think of ballet the same way again…

"I will always try and be perfect," one of the Ballet West dancers first proclaims.

But the phrase "practice makes perfect" definitely does not seem to apply in this world of highly competitive ballerinas. One of the dancers states, "There's no such thing as perfection." Another confirms, "There's no end to it; you can always be better."

One thing we know for sure after watching this promo: The quest for perfection brings pain. Dislocated knees, the need for ankle surgery and broken toes are just some of the injuries incurred daily in this cutthroat atmosphere. One of the girls puts it plainly: "Some people are just born with the body, some people just don't have that at all." Yikes!

Aside from the occasional wince and gasp, we'll admit we're very intrigued and can't wait to watch all the determination drama spin out of control in this new series.

Breaking Pointe premieres Thursday, May 31, at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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What do you think of the new promo? Excited to watch Breaking Pointe this summer? Did you wince when she did those intense splits?! Let us know in the comments!

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