spinbug Posted April 15, 2008 Report Share Posted April 15, 2008 I've noticed a new trend recently and wanted some of your opinions. As adult ballet classes are becoming more and more popular I'm noticing ballet basics offered as an excercise class at wellness centers, alongside yoga classes which have been established at these centers a little longer. Perhaps offering classes in this venue, as opposed to an already established dance studio, appeals to adults who might be intimidated by the traditional ballet studio setting. If taught by a qualified and experienced teacher I see this as an advantage in getting your non traditional student involved in something they might not ever venture into, namely beginning adults, the elderly, and quite frankly, men (I see lots of men at wellness and fitness centers but rarely at a ballet studio, at least in our area ). A class like this might go a long way to dispell the myth about ballet being only for the very thin, lithe, adolescent girls we picture so readily in our minds eye. Such a myth is like saying that only very large and muscled men may ever play football since that's what the professionals and college athletes look like. Hey, I've played flag football lots of times and I'm nothing of the sort. Rather enjoyed it, in fact. Any thoughts? Quote Link to comment
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