Dogs
Chihuahua steals the spotlight with adorable Swan Lake ballet routine
This dog deserves the lead role next time.
Cherie Gozon
04.22.22

As fur parents, our goal is to train our dogs with basic commands. Simple commands such as sit, lie down, stay, and fetch are a few of them.

But other paw-rents want to level up their training.

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They go for amazing tricks like jumping through hoops and walking straight on a thin wood or pole. It entails a higher level of training (and composure for the owner), but it looks rewarding when you see them learn the tricks.

This one fur-parent went above and beyond to showcase the talent of her beloved Chihuahua.

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Unsplash - Karin Baumann

Karin Bauman and her pet named Joya participated in the DogDance Open European Championship with their rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet ‘Swan Lake.’

Swan Lake is a mix of magic, romance, and tragedy that debuted in 1877 in Moscow.

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It’s a story about a lovely swan princess named Odette who was cursed by a sorcerer to transform into a swan during the day and her human form during the night. She needed a man to pledge his love to her to break the spell.

Karin and Joya performed Act Four of the said ballet classic.

The final act includes the fight between Prince Siegfried and Vonn Rothbart, the evil sorcerer. It ends with Odette and the prince jumping into the lake and finally breaking the curse.

So, how did they translate this act into a dog dance?

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Unsplash - Karin Baumann

It was a beautiful number with the graceful Karin alongside Joya. They had plastic swans scattered around the performance area and would later play a huge role in their number.

Karin started showing off a few of Joya’s tricks.

He leaped and turned and pranced along with Karin as both moved along with grace in the tune of the classic ballet piece. Joya also weaves in between plastic swans and stands on them.

One thing that makes their number so amazing is how Joya leans and bends.

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Unsplash - Karin Baumann

She did this every time Karin did it, and it looked like they were two swans moving in the lake of tears. She also seemed to know when and how long to sit still on those plastic swans, which spoke a lot about her training.

This scene was also a highlight of their performance.

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Unsplash - Karin Baumann

Joya climbed up to Karin’s back and bent beautiful – like an actual swan princess. Her face lit up with joy and pride as she nailed that part of the number.

They ended their performance on a high note.

It was a sight to see as Joya ran around, prancing around in her happy dance. She was catching up quickly with Karin as they danced towards the conclusion of their number.

Karin and Joya took one final pose, a perfect ending to Swan Lake.

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Unsplash - Karin Baumann

People loved Karin and Joya’s performance, and they were wondering why they didn’t win first place (with all due respect to the winner, of course). But no prize nor championship can ever compare to the excellence of Karin as a trainer and Joya’s skills.

Check out the full performance below!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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