The Benefits of Classical Ballet

I would like to start by mentioning what was written to me in a letter received from a parent with an application to enrol her two daughters for ballet lessons

 “As many parents have realised the potential for mental, physical and emotional preparation children receive through the study of classical ballet I have taken the opportunity to apply for the enrolment of my two children to attend your Classical Ballet Training Programme”.

This letter touched me as it is a good example of the very things that have been said to me so many times before by grateful parents and students who felt that their they / or their children had benefitted so greatly by their classical ballet training in life, and in the different professions that they had gone on to study.

“Ballet is a complete art form on its own as it not only trains steps and technique but teaches life skills, and through participation in the ballet curriculum, children not only expand their movement vocabulary and develop control and skill of fundamental movements but can develop and build confidence, self-esteem and social skills”.

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Here are but a few of the benefits of Classical Ballet Training:

  • Ballet trains healthy bodies and minds
  • Strengthens and develops co-ordination
  • Improves motor skills
  • Helps to build confidence. self-esteem and social skills
  • Teaches discipline, tolerance, perseverance, sense of achievement and humility
  • Teaches one to take responsibility for one’s own actions and to persevere in reaching your goals
  • Forms the foundation for so many other forms of dance
  • Ballet is used in the training of sports such as gymnastics and ice skating etc.

“Ballet is a beautiful art form that has developed over hundreds of years. It is an art practised worldwide and there are millions of ballet lovers throughout the globe. To the one who studies ballet this art form need not necessarily become your profession but should rather be seen as an important part of your life’s education and healthy development as a human being”.

Contact Information

Ballet Studio

The Dome, Swakopmund, Namibia


+264 (0)81 127 0278


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