Many people seem to be focusing only on the physical aspects of ballet. We are also guilty of this here on the website since so far we’ve mainly talked about how ballet helps you develop good posture, gets you into physical shape, etc. There is however one aspect of taking up ballet lessons that is often overlooked, and that is the social component of it.
Don’t forget about the social component of taking ballet lessons
I think that we can all agree that despite living in the age of social networking and instant communication, people today are drifting apart more and more, and the same thing is true for kids. They end up glued to screens, gathering likes and shares, instead of forming meaningful relationships with other people.
By signing your kid up for ballet lessons they will spend time with their peers, socialize, mingle, make friends, perhaps friends for life. There’s no smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles during practice, so talking will inevitably happen during breaks. It’s not just ballet, any kind of activity will produce the same effect. It can be sports, chess club, astronomy club, etc. It’s just something to keep in mind if you are a parent thinking whether or not ballet is good for your kid. Learning ballet isn’t just about turning kids into strong superheros, hehe.