Ballet is associated with ballerinas, but more and more men who want to keep fit, who want to make some money dancing, and who just love the dance are taking up ballet dancing. There are many facts that you should note before you start. This way, you will be safe, healthy, you will become a better dancer, and you will have fun. An important fact is that male ballet dancers usually lift many ballerinas off the floor per performance. It is therefore important that you work on your stamina and strength, even as you work on being light so that the clothes can fit and so that you do not injure yourself.
Ballet was introduced in the 15th century in Europe. The dance has since spread across the world and the traditions of the dance such as the dressing, the shoes, the basic positions, and the basic steps have been maintained. Male ballet dancers are simply referred to as ballet dancers while female dancers are called ballerinas. Ballerinas wear pointe shoes while male ballet dancers wear soft-soled shoes – these make them more stable and allow them to flip ballerinas up the air without slipping.
All ballet dancers wear stocking-like â€˜tights’ that cover most of the body. You should therefore be comfortable with your body and if you are not, workout to get a body with which you will be comfortable. Training to be a ballet dancer takes place in a â€˜barre’, which is French for bar, but camps are also important in training. Start training early because there is a lot to learn. For success in male ballet dancing, there is need for a lot of willpower, practice, and determination because there is stiff competition. You need to set aside a lot of time for ballet dancing because performances require perfection and lack of adequate preparedness can lead to injuries.
Other than having fun and earning some extra cash, you can dance ballet for other benefits. Ballet dancing helps to tone all muscles in the body and it improves your health. It improves synchronization, suppleness, power, alertness, and agility. This is because ballet dancing helps improve your alertness, it increases your agility, and it helps in synchronization. You should get inspiration from the fact that many ballet dancers have made amazing careers off ballet dancing. Finally, you should have attitude to be a good dancer, you should keep your toenails short, and you should note that wet floors would cause accidents.