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£VER since Louis XIV did it, some folks have danced in ballet and others have said (pri vately, of course* that it looked like sissy work. So when famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo started a five-month American tour, the camera went back stage, found ballet no sissy game but downright hard work. The company travels from Monte Carlo to London to America, often spends vacation periods rehearsing. The dancers, mostly young Russians, practice exhausting fundamentals, then rehearse hours daily under sharp-eyed Leonide Massine. This in addition to regular performances of three or four ballets each. Result: They do gracefully and "easily" such feats as these, which only strong men and women can do at all. The maestro, Massine, gets $500 weekly, makes np the dances, directs troupe, is top dancer himself. Flanked by dancer wife and by stage manager, be watches rehearsal. _ Looks eosy? But Dor othce Etheridge of Louis ville 'one ot eight Amer icans in the company' is os heavy for Kostenko to heist as on outsize ice coke 'about 108 pounds'. I A dancer's feet, knotted bv constant exercise since childhood, are her first care. She receives new slippers every 12 perform ances innless she's a bal lerina and rates new ones each show).