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Amanda Seyfried building ballet studio

Amanda Seyfried is building a ballet studio in her garage so she can take private dance classes at home.

The Hollywood actress has taken up the childhood hobby again, but after an embarrassing incident at a public dance studio in Oregon, Seyfried has decided to keep her pirouettes private.

She tells W magazine, "I just started taking ballet again. I'm building a ballet studio in my garage. I'm going to take classes privately, because it's embarrassing to take a class with others.

"I showed up to a ballet class in Portland, Oregon, when I was shooting a movie there, and the little girls were watching me the whole time. I didn't want to fall on my a** in front of them. I want to be a hero to 10-year-olds."