Ballet burns calories at a rate of 170-215 for 30 minutes - more if you're heavier. Willow
Dance Center classes are the traditional 90 minutes.
Ballet has all 4 Fitness Building
Blocks recommended by AARP for older adults: Endurance, Strengthening, Flexibility and Balance.
was the only physical activity found to reduce dementia, in a study by Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Ballet releases endorphins into the brain that make you feel good.
Most ballet is done
to classical movement which is linked to higher test scores.
Ballet combines cardio work with muscle
strengthening and stretching. It improves posture and flexibility. Many back problems are the result of poor posture and weak
core muscles; both addressed by ballet.
Ballet works the left brain with the logic of combination
of steps and the right brain with music interpretation.
Ballet movements are known to release stress
and tension from the body.
Most of our students find ballet a great antidote to sitting at desks
all day. Come relax, enjoy the music and the movement.