Ballet is probably one of the most demanding types of dance out there. We’re not saying this because we’re ballet dancers, but rather because of the large number of years and practice it takes to become a professional ballet dancer. Knowing how to dance and ultimately becoming a professional ballet dancer should be reward enough for those who embark on the journey of learning ballet. There are however some awesome side-effects of ballet training and today we’re going to be talking about one such side-effect.
Ballet is great for maintaining good posture
To be a ballerina means to be in great physical shape. Training is extensive, very demanding and in that process your body becomes muscular and lean. That’s not the only thing that happens. Each ballet dancer needs to have perfect posture, since correct posture is an important part of the dance.
During ballet training correct posture is drilled into you so that even long after you’ve stopped ballet, you are still left with impeccable posture. There won’t be any kind of problems with slouching, which is what a lot of people have problems with. Even those who don’t end up doing ballet professionally still benefit from having correct posture after stopping their training. It’s a nice little benefit of ballet. We’ll talk about some other positives of ballet later on.