Why Dancers Need Ballet

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If ballet was in the solar system, it would be the sun and all other forms of dances just like how planets revolve around it, and dances wouldn’t exist without it.

Jazz, contemporary, modern ballet, and all other dance forms even figure skating requires dancers to classical ballet as their background.

Why?

Ballet is essential to all other dance forms as it gives dancers the technique needed to thrive in all other dance styles.

Full Body Experience

You know what they say, “If ballet was easy, it would be football”.

The full body is active and alert is a great training that ballet gives. It keeps your mind and body active and keeping you coordinated while thinking of more than ten things to do all at once---from pointing your toes to being musical to projecting and all that total performance given by ballet dancers.

Discipline

No discipline is better than the discipline ballet gives (except the military training perhaps).

Ballet is known to be very demanding on its uniformity of movement to very precise footwork and port de bras, punctuality and of course, weight. Watching your diet each day, and each meal of the day means being very steadfast on a goal each dancer is working for.

Balance and Flexibility

These are two major parts of ballet technique that consequently reduces the likelihood of getting injured.

Fixing Bad Habits

We all have those bad habits we find so hard to get rid off, don’t we? But in ballet, it all starts with the littlest correction, to getting dancers to dance in complete synchronicity and from there take away those bad habits. Therefore, starting from those small corrections, ballet dancers learn to train themselves, and their bodies on correcting those bad habits.

Agility

Most of us may know ballet being slow and graceful, but ballet has its swift moments as well.This builds up the dynamics in our movement which helps give versatility in different forms of dance.

A Better Posture

One of the reasons people take ballet is because of it requiring good posture---which we all want to achieve. In time, the posture used in the studio becomes a daily part of life. Now it doesn’t matter even if you’re a hip-hop dancer, we don’t want to see that sloppy and sluggish kind of stance as you start hitting those moves.

Most of all these other dance forms we know are mostly movements derived from ballet. Contemporary dance for example, with its moves and steps extracted from ballet which generally just turns out be some sort of deconstructed classical ballet.

Of course, without the proper foundation, doing all those tricks, leaps and turns is obviously far from impressive. As ballet evolves through the years it will still be the most relevant and technical training for all other forms of dance as it organizes and develops can serve as a very effective way of organizing and developing edifice of the dancer.