Our classes are suitable for different levels. Beginner adults and those who’ve taken a long break are welcome. These classes will make you forget the stresses of the day, by focusing on technique and learning choreography. Maybe you took dance classes when you were younger; maybe you never have and are thinking about starting as a total beginner.
Benefits of Ballet
No matter who you are, you can benefit from adult ballet classes.
Strength – Regular practice of ballet can give you just as much strength as training with small weights. Ballet dancers use the floor as resistance through their feet, creating strong feet and legs. Using ballet posture increases your core strength, and arms movements strengthen the back. This type of strengthen is very functional, and translates to everyday life.
Endurance – Ballet improves your stamina and cardiovascular endurance.
Coordination – Ballet improves your coordination because you combine the postural, core, and stabilising strength.
Flexibility – A great portion of the ballet barre is devoted to stretching after every sequence, so it seems natural one’s flexibility would improve greatly.
Posture – The entire ballet form is based on incredible posture.
Cognitive development – Some studies show that dance training can possibly slow or prevent Alzheimer’s. Learning ballet routines can keep your mind sharp – stretching not only your muscles, but also your memory
Reduction of Stress – Recent scientific studies can back us up on this: dance can increase your overall life satisfaction. Deep concentration needed to remember ballet positions and routines clears the mind, like meditation.
Ballet for Older Adults
Ballet improves upper-body and core strength, improved flexibility and posture. For older adults, having a stronger core – which promotes balance – reduces their risk of falls, and classes offer the security of having the support of the barre. It’s good for mind body connection, and socialising.