Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk (1982), one of the novels written by Ahmad Tohari, describes the lush secluded village with its traditional ronggeng culture. This novel describes the practice of conversion of cultural capital ownership as a dancer to attain the ronggeng status. The aim of this study is to reveal the process of struggle by Srintil to achieve the legitimacy of a dancer, who only has cultural capital in general. There were two research focuses: to analyse the role of cultural capital in the life of Srintil and Srintil’s struggle for reconversion in social, economic, and symbolic capitals to achieve legitimacy. This study was qualitative. The data used for this study were characters’ speech and narration in the novel. Therefore, in this study, we use the capital forms of Pierre Bourdieu. The results showed that Srintil’s proposal not only has capabilities for integrated cultural capital, but she also converts it to other capitals such as social capital, so that she can establish relationships with officials from her village to the capital. In economic terms, Srintil earned money from the bukak klambu ritual. Finally, she attained legitimacy as Ronggeng, namely in the form of symbolic capital.