Ryan Gosling taking ballet lessons

Washington: Ryan Gosling has been taking ballet classes in his spare time and his instructor is very impressed with his moves.

The ‘Drive’ actor has enrolled in lessons, but is doing so purely for enjoyment rather than to prepare for a new movie role.

“He’s not taking it to prepare for a role. He wanted to learn ballet. He said he loved it so much,” Contactmusic quoted his instructor Jaclyn Behtan as telling National Enquirer magazine.

“It’s funny because he is such a dude’s dude. He’ll come in basketball shorts, grab the bar and go,” she said.

Although he is only taking classes for himself, the ballet lessons have paid off for the sporty star as his basketball has improved as a result.

“His turns have improved and he’s a really good jumper,” Behtan said.

ANI