Sunday, September 26, 2010

The ideal body for a ballet dancer

Although Ballet dancers vary in body type, there are some physical characteristics that make it easier to become successful. Keep in mind, however, it can take years to develop the correct suppleness, shape and strength in their bones and muscles. Still, only a few lucky dancers will ever meet the strict requirements needed to become a professional ballet dancer.

Profile of the Ideal Ballet Body:
* Long, elegant limbs
* Strong, supple back
* Straight legs - not bowed or knock-kneed
* Arched feet
* Good turnout from the hips
* Loose hamstrings
* Firm muscle tone
* Slender frame
* Neat, fairly small head

Even if you don't have an ideal body for Ballet, however, ballet dancing can be an extremely rewarding experience.


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