Boys Do Ballet Too!

Dance has so many benefits to offer children as they grow; gross motor skills and coordination, musicality, spatial awareness, teamwork, strength, flexibility, discipline, memory skills and the list goes on. While sports are great for kids dance helps to develop a very diverse and extensive set of skills that are very useful in all aspects of life.

Starting young can be a great way to help boys discover their love of dance. There are currently a number of boys attending my 2-3 year old Wigglebugs class on Thursday mornings and they love it!! The Academy has also had numerous boys through the years finish their studies to go onto successful dance careers for example Edward Smith who is now a dancer in the Australian Ballet.

Have a look at this video from the New York City Ballet which focuses on their male dancers and how real men do ballet!

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