Like everything you do in life, there is always a starting place. When building a house, you don't start with the roof, you start by building a solid foundation. This is the same with dance. You must establish proper technique, and all teachers will tell you that Ballet is the foundation to all dance.
Some students will say that Ballet is boring or slow, when in actuality Ballet is very rigorous and demanding and requires a great deal of physical and mental control. Students will often say- " I only dance Hip Hop so I don't need Ballet training" yet it has been shown that people who started in Hip Hop and found Ballet later say they "felt improvement in their ability to change weight quickly, hit cleans lines faster, focus and stay in the moment and became physically and mentally stronger"
Think of Ballet technique as taking Vitamins. Even if Ballet is not your main focus, the practice will supplement your dancing. It will help you maintain and improve overall technique, coordination, body awareness, flexibility, musicality, core strength and focus.
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