Although ballet is mostly associated with young women, men also dance ballet to exercise, to make money, and to have fun. There are many facts that you should note before you start. It is important to know them you are to be safe, if you are to be healthy, if you are to be a good dancer, and if you are to have fun. When starting as a ballerina dancer, you should note that you would be lifting ballerinas with a weight of over 1Â½ tons in every performance. For this reason, you should work on your strength and your stamina, even given the fact that you need to be light enough so that you avoid injury.
Ballet is originally a European dance that was first performed by the Italians in the 1400s in Renaissance courts and by the rest of Europe soon after. The traditions of ballet dancing have remained in place and people still dress, step, and take positions like those that they used to do in the past. Male dancers are refereed to as ballet dancers while their female counterparts are referred to as 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.
Male and female ballet dancers wear tights as they dance – these are stocking-like clothes covering most of the body. It therefore follows that for success in ballet dancing, you must work to tone your body. You should start ballet classes early in life. To be a good dancer, you should start training very early in life as some of the steps and skills are hard to master. You need to be patient, you need determination, and you need willpower to be successful as a ballet dancer. Since performances have to be perfect, you need to clear your schedule for training.
Other than having fun and earning some extra cash, you can dance ballet for other benefits. Your general health will improve and you muscles will be toned. It improves synchronization, suppleness, power, alertness, and agility. This means you can learn ballet dancing as a way of improving other aspects of your life. You should be encouraged by the fact that many male ballet dancers such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Roberto Bolle, and Vladimir Malakhov, among others, have had successful careers. Other important facts about male ballet dancing are that attitude is important, the toenails should be kept short, and you should not dance on wet floors.