Ballet dance is a traditional art form that originated over 500 years ago in Italy. Though ballet dancers are trained to appear gentle and graceful in their movements, ballet technique requires a tremendous amount of strength, balance, technical skill, and flexibility. It’s an art form that can tell a story or express a thought, concept or emotion. Using a precise set of steps and gestures, it can be magical, exciting, and provoking.
Famous Ballets include, Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet.
At TheatreBox, we teach Classical Ballet, which is based on traditional Ballet technique and vocabulary. The movements of classical ballet often emphasize the weightlessness and extension lines of the ballerina, focusing on fluidity and outward leg rotation. Sets are constructed to complement the show’s narrative.
• Improves physical coordination
• Improves grace and posture
• Improves balance
• Improves mental strength and focus.
• Develop self-expression.
Learning ballet is great fun, which is one of the reasons this beautiful form has stood the test of time, and is still enjoyed by so many people to this day. The intense physical workout of ballet releases endorphins giving participants a real feel good factor, during and after class. Additionally, classical music has been shown to have positive, calming influences on the brain and aids focus and concentration, all helping to create happy ballet dancers!