Ballet incorporates grace, athleticism,
& coordination into one captivating dance style.
Today, ballet dancers practice daily to remain skilled and
to stay in top physical condition.
Ballet at Dancenter
This dance form has a beauty and grace all its
own, and is the foundation for other dance styles.
It is also stylised dancing, meaning that in order
to perform it, dancers must learn a very specific
technique. This technique was established centuries
ago in the courts of Europe, and it has been evolving
ever since as great teachers and dancers refine
and add to the vocabulary of steps and movements
that are unique to this discipline.
Why do I have to take ballet?
Ballet is not only for dancers who want to be ballerinas.
Ballet is the first structured dance form. It has become
a basic to any performing dance field.
Ballet gives a dancer grace, presence and the technical expertise to turn out
ones legs, to point feet, to extend legs higher and with ease, to dance with
correct posture ( resulting in less injury) and more. Exercises learned in ballet
class build coordination and muscle development that is needed in so many different
A good dancer is one who has good ballet basics and
can duplicate any other style of dance she or he wishes
to. When you apply your ballet technique to your jazz
dancing you will notice a big improvement. The best dancers always take classical
ballet instruction in addition to their jazz and other dance classes.
What about pointe?
Pointework is an exaggeration of regular ballet technique,
and you have to be well placed, strong and have a good
understanding of classical technique before committing
to pointework. Your teacher will tell you when you
can do pointe.