Los Angeles: 'Notebook' star Ryan Gosling has started taking ballet lessons in his spare time and his instructor is impressed with his abilities.
     
The 31-year-old actor has enrolled in lessons, but is doing so purely for enjoyment rather than to prepare for a new movie role, as reported.
     
"He's not taking it to prepare for a role. He wanted to learn ballet. He said he loved it so much. It's funny because he is such a dude's dude. He'll come in basketball shorts, grab the bar and go," his private instructor Jaclyn Behtan said.
     
Although he is only taking classes for himself, the ballet lessons have paid off for the sporty star with Behtan revealing his basketball has improved as a result.
     
"His turns have improved and he's a really good jumper," Behtan added.
     
Gosling likes to keep busy and previously claimed if everyone in Hollywood had jobs outside of the acting industry they would be much happier people.
     
"They have meals. They go to Pilates. But it's not enough. So they do drugs. If everybody had a pile of rocks in their backyard and spent every day moving them from one side of the yard to the other, it would be a much happier place," he said.

(Agencies)