Ballet is classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement envolving elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. Students often begin ballet to develop grace, improve posture, or to overcome weakness, injury or illness.
Ballet is a challenging discipline that develops coordination, mental acuity, and an ear for music. From an exercise standpoint, ballet’s many benefits include muscular strengthening, the building of cardiovascular stamina, and the potential to increase flexibility. Other benefits include postural awareness and better alignment.
The discipline and practice required in ballet promotes organizational skills, concentration levels, commitment, memorization, and self-expression. Studying ballet challenges the mind and improves spatial and kinesthetic awareness. The constant application of putting steps together, turning, changing levels, reversing and retrograding has been proven to improve dyslexia and other learning disabilities.