Taking a ballet class can be rewarding in so many ways. Ballet students benefit from regular movement and challenging exercise. Ballet class builds physical strength and flexibility, and improves posture, balance and coordination. Along with the physical exercise, learning ballet improves cognitive skills such as focus, logic and reasoning, memory, auditory processing, and visual processing. Studying with classmates fosters teamwork and friendship. Ballet students enjoy creative expression, learn discipline, release stress, and gain confidence. At Capital City Ballet we think this is all pretty wonderful so we decided to check in with some of our students to see what they love most about ballet class.
10 things students love about class at Capital City Ballet:
1. JUMPING! LZ age 5, CV age 9
Ballet dancers learn all kinds of jumps – big, small, turning, traveling, and leaping.
2. TURNING! JF age 10
As ballet students advance they learn pirouettes and many other kinds of turns.
3. PERFORMING! ES age 13
One of the most exciting things a ballet student gets to do is to perform on stage.
4. DANCING IN A BIG STUDIO MG age 3
During class there is lots of opportunity to dance and move across a big space.
5. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION! ZC adult
Our students get lots of individual corrections and feedback so they can improve their technique and artistry.
6. THE CHALLENGE! PR age 11
There are always physical and mental challenges in ballet class and a great sense of achievement as a student gains skills.
7. ENERGIZED AFTER CLASS! AM age 17
Ballet class keeps the brain working and gets the heart pumping.
8. STRUCTURED MOVEMENT! SY age 12
A ballet dancer learns precise, prescribed positions and movements that they build on as they progress.
9. BARRE WORK! TM adult
Ballet dancers begin class by working on movements at the barre. This hones skills and prepares them for dancing in the center later in class.
10. STRETCHING AND POINTING! VG AGE 10
Stretching the body and pointing the feet feels great, and are important parts of warming up for ballet class and dancing.
Capital City Ballet is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit ballet school. Our mission is to provide superior ballet training and attention to artistry in a healthy, supportive environment. We offer a free trial class and welcome anyone age 3 and up who wants to dance and grow.