Ballet and balance

Variety is the spice of life and actually we as human beings thrive on variety. This is why Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC Keep Dancing dance classes change our music playlist, dance routines and styles of dance each month to offer you variety. A variety of dance styles taught mean that you as the participant will gain a variety of health benefits. Keep Dancing classes are known to improve balance, stamina, cognitive thinking, coordination, strength and mobility all important factors for healthy ageing.

In April we introduced Ballet dancing to Dance of the Knights from the ballet Romeo and Juliet. So why Ballet? Ballet is fundamental in most dance technique, it can improve posture, strength and flexibility all the ideals for a Keep Dancing routine. Those Ron de jambe’s, tendu’s and arabesque’s are all great for challenging balance.

As we get older our balance will deteriorate however we can slow the process of deterioration, improve strength and balance and reduce the risk of future falls by being active. and challenging our balance.

Challenging our balance can help to:

  • Avoid injury
  • Increase strength and stability
  • Improve overall structural integration (different parts of the body working together for the common goal)
  • Improve neuromuscular connection (communication between the muscles and the brain)
  • Develop mental stability
  • Improve our ability to focus
  • Bring about a sense of accomplishment

So whilst Ballet is a beautiful dance form it is also a form of dance that definitely helps to challenge our balance which is always necessary to help us all to age well. Keep Dancing classes will be learning a new Ballet routine to Swan lake in May 2022.

Keep Dancing Quinton at Quinton Methodist Church

Keep Dancing classes run across the West Midlands and are dance classes suitable for those over 50 with no need for a partner. Whether you’re a beginner. have danced before or haven’t danced in a while Keep Dancing is the perfect dance class for you. You will learn dances from around the world with no partner required. You can book here

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