Why Learn Classical Ballet?
Children begin ballet for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's because a child has been dancing around the house and displays a keen interest in dance (movement).
Some parents feel it will develop grace or better posture. Or, enrolling in ballet could be because of some genetic weakness, injury or illness, and ballet lessons have been recommended as remedial, corrective exercise.
Ballet is taught as a practice comprised of "positions" and traditional steps set to music, which anyone can learn, it also marks the beginning of body awareness, muscular control, and powerful, poised, physical deportment.
Ballet is both a challenging and fulfilling body discipline that develops both coordination and mental acuity as well as helps to develop an ear for music and the joy inherent in responding physically to it. From an exercise standpoint, ballet's many benefits include muscular strengthening and the building of cardiovascular stamina, and the potential to increase flexibility. An absolute benefit includes postural awareness, postural alignment and general improvement. Because of the isometric techniques employed across ballet study, students of all ages build elongated yet strong arms and legs. Using the weight of the body against gravity strengthens lean muscle tissue.
Classical Ballet classes are taught by Lyn from LSSDance, see timetable for class times or the LSSDance website for more information.