BalletBeFit classes are split into three types, which cover all ages and abilities. BalletBeFit Classes are designed for real women and their families. Stepping into a dance class can be daunting, but BalletBeFit classes are for normal women who want to stay fit. It’s different to other ballet-based fitness classes, because the exercises can be tailored for real women, of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Even those with disabilities can join in, because each movement can be adjusted and still give huge benefits to the body.
For our younger students our BalletBeFit classes promote physical strength and agility, help to boost concentration and develops an understanding of music and rhythm and also generates a love of movement.
Within our classes movements will involve combinations such as jumping and leaping to increase heart rate, which can improve endurance, stamina and overall cardiovascular health. Our BalletBeFit Classes can improve body awareness and physical self-control. In addition to its physical benefits, the classes can also help to improve children’s mental and emotional health.
As our younger students improve and master more challenging movement combinations, they will feel more self-assured, which can carry over into other areas of their lives. Our Start Young classes offer a great way for our younger students to carry out a physical activity whilst making friends and having fun.
Upper-body strength, core strength improved flexibility and posture are among the benefits of of a BalletBeFit class. Some classes incorporate resistance training with balls or light weights, which is helpful for students striving for the long, lean muscles of a dancer’s physique.
Classes can help stave off changes that come with ageing, such as when muscles get really tight and inflexible, and we lose our balance and those are really the key to ballet. With a BalletBefit class you will feel invigorated and have more energy. Joining a BalletBeFit class and interacting with your group promotes a healthier life.
It’s a great opportunity to make friends as you learn and grow together from new experiences.
For older adults, having a stronger core which promotes balance reduces the risk of falls, and classes offer the security of having the barre to hold.
In a recent survey after engaging in a 12-week, low-impact dance program, participants with an average age of 80 years old were able to decrease the amount of pain medication they were taking by 39 percent. They were also able to move around more easily which is an important factor in remaining independent. Experts theorise that dancing is beneficial for our brains because it combines cardiovascular exercise with split-second decision making that taxes our neural network, forcing it to create new pathways.
Dance may help to improve social interaction and communication as well as movement control. BalletBeFit classes offers an engaging and enjoyable option for physical activity.