Ballet is for everybody. Your child doesn’t need to have an “ideal” body to get enormous value from a ballet class. The main benefit of taking ballet is learning life lessons through the art of ballet.
If you want to be a professional ballet dancer, there are physical requirements you will have to meet. There are not as many as there use to be. But, there is a certain standard that a ballet company will maintain. They need to keep a “professional standard” within the company.
But, no matter what their size or shape, your child can reach the highest levels of technique and artistry. They can achieve a level of technical and artistic excellence.
And why strive for this level of excellence and achievement?
There is no better, beautiful or joyful way for a child to improve life skills. Skills like discipline, focus, persistence and attention to details.
Ballet gives a child a level of fitness that rivals an athlete. They learn how to work in a group towards a goal. They learn how to take correction to get better and stronger.
Our students who have reached the highest level of ballet performance do well in school. They have poise, confidence and life skills that surpass their peers.
The best reason to take ballet is to learn the life skills to make your dreams come true.