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Ballet Health Benefits (Other types of dance are good for you too!)

Ballet Health Benefits (Other types of dance are good for you too!)

Meet New friends

You will be able to meet and socialize with other ballet dancers. This can be a really fun way to make new friends and expand your network. The community of ballet dancers and instructors are very welcoming and encouraging. Everyone does there best to ensure that you have a positive experience and come back to the next class ready for more.

Strength training

It is a common misconception that ballet is a purely cardio exercise. Regular ballet training can produce the same results as lightweight training. The major benefit of ballet training over weight training is that you will be working out your entire body all at once. With weight training, each exercise tends to focus specifically on one muscle group. 

Improved 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 encourages good posture at all times. 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.

Physical coordination, grace.

We all know kids have to move and burn a lot of energy.  But how they do this makes a difference!  The core principles of ballet focus on balance, coordination, strength, and poise.  Every exercise and step builds on these, creating a strong and capable dancer.  To be able to dance properly you must have good posture and a strong core – two things that have been proven to benefit in overall health! 

Increased endurance

Improving endurance is the goal of most people who exercise regularly. Ballet will not only transform your body to have explosive power, you will also have much more stamina. After attending ballet classes for a few months, you may be pleasantly surprised how you can now jog up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. Your increased endurance is one of the best physical benefits of ballet training.

More energy

Regular exercise gives you more energy and makes you feel much more alert from day to day. Ballet will give you more focus at work and play. The benefits of ballet training include having more energy and helping you to sleep better.

More confidence

Standing up straighter leads to better posture, this, in turn, can make you look and feel more confident. Ballet will help you to understand your body and become much more aware of how you move. You will never feel more confident as you do when you are in ballet training. 


Gentle on your body

Many forms of dancing, such as ballroom, are appropriate for people with limited mobility or chronic health issues.

If you have concerns about the intensity of a class, talk with your doctor and the instructor before starting the class. They can help you with any modifications, if needed.

Challenges your brain

If you’ve ever tried tap dancing, then you know exactly what we mean by dance challenging your brain.

The brain power you need to access for dance, specifically, requires you to focus on both the constant changing of movement and recalling moves and patterns.

This is an excellent form of mental exercise for your mind, regardless of your age.



For more information on the health benefits not just from ballet, but all forms of dance, why not take a look at the NHS website by clicking Here.


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