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BALLET BENEFITS {PILATES & BARRE}

Updated: Nov 9


It doesn’t matter if you have a background in dancing or if you are a beginner with no experience, anyone can start ballet dancing. Once you have given it a try, you might find that you are addicted and want to come back again and again. What many people don’t know is that ballet dancers are incredibly strong. It takes a great deal of explosive power and skill to execute the complex array of movements in ballet. Using every muscle group in the body means that ballet is one of the best full-body workouts there is. You spend hours of ballet barre training to hone your body and mind to the best possible shape.


Here are a few benefits of this elegant and graceful form of dance:


1. Posture

There is a lot of attention in ballet class to how you stand and how you hold your head. Even just reading this section might make you aware of how you are standing and make you stand up straighter. Ballet always encourages good posture. Training the mind and body to hold your head up high and keep your shoulders back will become a part of how you hold yourself in and outside of the ballet studio in no time.


2. Coordination

When you combine the postural, core, and stabilizing strength ballet provides, you get a nice side effect: improved coordination. In a world full of screens, it’s easy to feel disconnected from your body. Ballet can put you back into it!

Adult ballet classes help to improve posture, balance, strength, and flexibility in a fun and relaxed environment. All these traits influence the improvement of your coordination.



3. Strength & Bone Health

The art form of ballet isn’t just cardio. In fact, regular practice of ballet can give you just as much strength as training with small weights. This gradual increase of strength will make your movements more fluid, but you’ll also find that you’re more fit to carry things in your everyday life. Ballet dancing is not just flexibility– strong muscles are a key component of proper technique. When you begin your dance lessons, you will quickly learn that it takes a lot of strength to move your body in a controlled, yet graceful way.



4. Increased Endurance

Barre exercises won’t just increase your strength for one-off activities. You’ll find that you’ll be so fit, that you can do strenuous things quite easily. After starting adult ballet classes, you may be pleasantly surprised at how effortlessly you can walk up multiple flights of stairs. Whether it translates into another sport or activity or simply keeping up with kids and household chores – endurance is an important characteristic for adults.



5. Body Positivity

Pilates is an excellent form of exercise which is an integral part of ballet that can help tone muscles and help you practice a healthy lifestyle. We believe that anyone can participate in a ballet class, regardless of their fitness level. Movement and exercise have so many positive mental health benefits. When you feel good it is much easier to be positive about your progress and your body.


6. Mental Agility

Learning ballet exercise scan keep your brain and memory sharp. Ballet not only stretches your body but your mind too. It is a chance to challenge yourself and think about movement in a new way. The benefit of ballet training also includes it being a form of meditation.

You will find that as you are so focused on the sequence of moves you will feel a great sense of relief from day-to-day stresses and enjoy the sensation of being grounded.


~ the CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

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