What is it to be a dancer? Why this choice of life? Films about dance, we've seen plenty! Yet, the daily life of dancers remains something of a mystery. We'd like to hear their side of the story for once. There were six of us learning ballet in the hope of making a career of it. May 1997, we danced our first ballet together. It's with archive footage of this event, found on an old, stashed-away video cassette, that this film begins. The years have passed. All 5 of them have evidently become professional dancers. I will go off to meet them, and they will tell me what life is like as a dancer.