3 Tips To Improve Your Extension

It's always impressive when a ballerina can lift her leg up to her head. How does she do it? Follow these 3 principles to improve your extension. 1. Activate your core. Being uber flexible may look cool, but having bendy limbs is worthless if you don't have the...

5 Tips For Male Ballet Dancers

Male ballet dancers are strong, dependable, and make great partners in class. In a female-dominated art form, it's a breath of fresh air to have male students in class. Being a male dancer also presents its own set of challenges and rewards. Young men and boys can...

Ballet Class and Flu Season: 5 Ways To Prevent Illness

Brutal weather has been hitting the nation. So has the flu. Unfortunately, ballet class can be the perfect place to pick up a nasty cold. Taking precautions and being aware of your surroundings can lessen your chances of getting sick. Consider 5 ways to help you avoid...

Parents and Kids: 3 Ways To Do Ballet Together

Clearly, ballet is not just for kids. But did you know that there are options for parents and children to enjoy ballet together? Discover 3 ways to incorporate ballet into your family routine. 1. Take "Mommy and Me" classes. If your little one is in the age range of...

Plus-Size? 3 Reasons You Should Take Ballet

"Ballerina" is almost synonymous with "thin". Adult ballet students, however, come in all shapes and sizes. If you're plus-size, you should never be shamed or self-conscious about joining adult ballet. Here's 3 reasons why: 1. You challenge the norm. Since there is so...

5 Reasons Every Dad Should Take Ballet

When you learn you are about to be a father, most guys immediately start thinking about the million-and-one things they need to do over the next 18 years to ensure their little one grows up happy and healthy. Your to-do list suddenly includes responsibilities like…

Ballet Terms That Can Be Confusing

It can be difficult for adult students to remember the vast ballet vocabulary, especially when some of the sounds and phrases seem to blend together. Here are a handful of terms that can be confusing to the untrained ear, and what makes them different. 1. En croix vs....
Homeschooled Ballet Students

Homeschooled Ballet Students

Homeschooled teens are always welcome in an adult ballet class if they are seeking an extracurricular activity. Homeschooling requires diligent effort, and engaging in outside activities can have either a positive or negative influence. There are factors that make it...

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Ballet and Body Image

Ballet and Body Image

Some say the ballet world has perpetuated an unrealistic ideal. As a result, many adults are reluctant to try ballet because they are self-conscious about their body. 'I don't want to be seen in spandex!', along with countless other self-deprecating remarks. This...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Adult Ballet

Do’s and Don’ts of Adult Ballet

If you're new to ballet class, you may not know what's appropriate in certain situations. Ballet requires a certain level of etiquette, and ignoring it is considered disrespectful to the art form, the teacher, and your classmates. Though most students don't experience...

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The Levels of Adult Ballet

The Levels of Adult Ballet

Adult Ballet Class is a great place to learn ballet without the pressure of becoming a professional dancer. Most adult ballet classes are for  adults 18 and older who have little or no previous training. However, some schools and studios offer various levels even for...

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What To Wear In Ballet Class

What To Wear In Ballet Class

Unlike the ballerinas you see on stage, you don't have to wear a tutu! Adult ballet class is recreational, which means the dress code is more relaxed. However, even though the atmosphere is not as strict, it's important to still demonstrate a measure of etiquette and...

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Ballet Class 101

Ballet Class 101

Adult ballet class is where you learn the basics of ballet. There is no need to feel insecure if you're new to ballet. The purpose of an adult ballet class is to offer instruction without the pressure of pursuing a professional performing career. Ballet class consists...

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5 Reasons To Try Adult Ballet Class

5 Reasons To Try Adult Ballet Class

Adult Ballet Class is geared to students 18 and older who are interested in learning ballet for recreation. Students are typically beginners who have little to no previous training, but the class may also include advanced students, or retired professionals. No matter...

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HELLO DANCERS. Nikki, The Last Dancer
I'm Nikki! I am an adult ballet dancer & micro influencer from Chicagoland. Here on Ballet For Adults, I have a newsletter, shop, podcast, vlog, directory & tons of original resource articles unique to the Grace + Style of an adult ballet dancer. The shop is the premier destination for adult ballet dancers with products I have designed, and brands I love & wear. I would never put a product in the shop that I don’t believe in. So whether you are just beginning, coming back or never left…if you love the practice, the artistry and the lifestyle, let’s keep going, and growing together! 
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