Health Benefits

Strength: Dancers build muscle by forcing muscles to resist against a dancers own body weight.

Flexibility: Dancers strive to achieve full range of motion with their muscle groups.

Endurance: Dancers train muscles to work hard for long periods of time without fatigue.

Senses of Well-Being: Dancers interact socially with peers which increases confidence and improves social skills.

Coordination and Balance: Dancers train both fine and large motor muscles through repetitive floor progressions and center floor work.

School Benefits

Discipline: Dancers achieve success in the classroom through hard work and practice. This work ethic transfers over into the school classroom.

Respect: Dancers are expected to thank instructors at the end of each class. In addition, dancers are taught to say thank you when given a correction.

Creativity and Discovery: Dancers are taught a dance curriculum but are often asked to express what they feel during a choreographed piece. Sometimes the student’s movement is so unique and inspiring that the teacher adds the movement to the piece.

Enhanced Concentration: Dancers perform small combinations at the end of class. Each choreographed section must be picked up quickly in order to move on to the next 8 counts. Once mastered, students are challenged to perform these combinations facing different sides of the room, as well as performing each combo in geometric shapes.

Learned Listening Skills: Dancers must listen to the teacher to succeed in class. Examples include barre work directions, floor stretches, across the floor progressions, and class combinations.

Confidence: Dancers increase their self-esteem each time they master a step in class. Students continue to build esteem by performing at local performances and recitals. Hence, students are confident giving school reports and interviewing for jobs and colleges.

Fitness: Dancers develop motor skills, coordination, and balance in the classroom. These skills are transferred into P.E. classes and are applied to fitness tests.

Benefits of Ballet

  • Discipline of mind and body
  • Coordination
  • Grace and poise
  • Muscle toning
  • Alignment and posture
  • Understanding team concepts
  • Understanding and appreciating the art of dance
  • Learning to be a good audience member
  • Exposure to classical music
  • Love of dance

Careers in Dance

  • Amusement Park Dancer
  • Dinner Theatre Dancer
  • Cruise Ship Dancer
  • Professional Dance Company Member
  • NBA/NFL Dancer
  • Off Broadway Dancer
  • Broadway Dancer
  • TV/Commercial/Backup Dancer
  • Dance Teacher