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At the Ballet, from A Chorus Line, is featured in Lights Out, the twentieth episode of Season Four. It is sung by Isabelle, Kurt, Rachel, and Santana.

When Kurt is asked to come help out at the New York City Ballet GALA Event by Isabelle, he brings along Santana and Rachel who are happy to tag along, wearing expensive clothes as well. When Rachel asks Isabelle if they could watch the ballet in the audience, Isabelle tells them they can watch with her from the wings, an even better offer. Rachel insists that Santana doesn't like ballet but it is revealed she started her childhood attending classes too. As ballet dancers go across the stage, the song begins with Santana singing as Isabelle, Rachel, and Kurt are seen standing next to her. As the song progresses, Kurt, Rachel, and Isabelle join in. In the scene, it includes a small Rachel, Kurt, and Santana as they flashback to ballet classes. Towards the ending of the song, Isabelle speaks the dialogue in the song as the Indian chief can be seen behind her. The four walk and sing on the stage together, Santana, Kurt, and Rachel watching their young selves in a ballet studio. They all complete the song as ballet dancers take to the stage.


Santana: Daddy always thought that he married beneath him That's what he said, that's what he said When he proposed he informed my mother It was probably her very last chance And though she was twenty-two, Though she was twenty-two, Though she was twenty-two, She married him.

Life with my dad wasn't ever a picnic More like a "Come as you are," When I was five I remember my mother Dug earrings out of the car I knew that they weren't hers But it wasn't something you'd wanna discuss He wasn't warm Well, not to her Well, not to us

But everything was beautiful at the ballet Graceful men lift lovely girls in white Yes, everything was beautiful at the ballet I was happy... at the ballet.

That's when I started ballet class.

Santana and Kurt: Up a steep and very narrow stairway.

Rachel: To the voice like a metronome.

Santana and Kurt: Up a steep and very narrow stairway.

Santana: It wasn't paradise...

Kurt: It wasn't paradise...

Santana with Kurt: It wasn't paradise...

Isabelle: But it was home.

Mother always said I'd be very attractive When I grew up, when I grew up. "Different," she said, "With a special something And a very, very personal flair." And though I was eight or nine, Though I was eight or nine, Though I was eight or nine, I hated her.

Now, "Different" is nice, but it sure isn't pretty "Pretty" is what it's about I never met anyone who was "different" Who couldn't figure that out. So beautiful I'd never lived to see. But it was clear, If not to her, Well, then to me

Isabelle (with Rachel): That (everyone is beautiful at the ballet.)

Kurt: Every prince has got to have his swan

Rachel with Isabelle and Kurt: Yes, everyone is beautiful at the ballet (Rachel: Hey)

Isabelle with Kurt: I was pretty

Santana: At the ballet

Isabelle: I was born to save their marriage But, when my father came to pick my mother up At the hospital He said, "Well, I thought this was going to help but I guess not..." A few months later he left and he never came back.

Anyway, I had this fantastic fantasy life. I used to dance around the living room With my arms up like this And in my fantasy, there was an Indian Chief... And he would say to me, "Izzie, do you wanna dance?" And I would say, "Daddy, I would love to dance!"

Isabelle (Kurt): (Doo-doo-doo-doo) But it was clear...

Santana (Kurt): (Doo-doo-doo) When he proposed...

Rachel (Kurt): (Doo-doo-doo) That I was born to help their marriage and when (Doo-doo-doo-doo)

Isabelle (Kurt): That's what she said... (Doo-doo-doo)

Santana (Kurt): That's what he said... (Doo-doo-doo)

Rachel (Kurt): I used to dance around the living room... (Doo-doo-doo-doo)

Santana (Kurt): He wasn't warm... (Doo-doo-doo) Not to her...

Isabelle: It was an Indian chief and he'd say: "Izzie, do you wanna dance?" And I'd say, "Daddy, I would love to..."

Santana and Rachel: Everything was beautiful at the ballet, Raise your arms and someone's always there. Yes, everything was beautiful at the ballet, The ballet The ballet!

Rachel, Santana, Kurt and Isabelle: Yes everything was beautiful at the ballet. (Rachel: Hey...)

Isabelle: I was pretty...

Santana: I was happy...

Kurt: "I would love to..."

Isabelle, Santana, Rachel and Kurt: At...the...ballet.

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