We offer ballet dancing classes for dancers of all ages in Charlotte, NC.
There is nothing quite like watching a beautiful ballet dancer glide across the floor in a pair of pointe shoes and a magnificent tutu. If your child wants to master the art of ballet dancing or simply reap the physical health benefits that come from incorporating this form of dance into a regular routine, we encourage you to come and visit us at Carolina Dance Capital.
At our dance studio, we offer ballet dancing classes for dancers of all ages. Whether you are an adult who wants to experience this classic form of dance or want to introduce your young daughter to the art of ballet, we are confident that we have a class to meet your specific needs.
Regardless of your age or skill level, ballet dancing can help you improve your balance as well as your spatial and kinesthetic awareness. It can also improve your flexibility, help you build strength, and enhance your endurance. Not only does taking a ballet class improve your physical health, but it is also associated with many social benefits. When you or your child takes a ballet class at our studio, you’ll all be able to make friends with those who love ballet and will support you as you come to our studio to dance.
Why Do Ballet Dancers Wear A Tutu?
When you sign your child up for ballet lessons, you may wonder why they have to wear such a specific costume. Most ballet dancers are known for dancing on their toes, requiring special footwear – but what about the tutu and leotard?
Part of what makes ballet dancing so interesting is that it is rooted in the court dances of the early renaissance. Luxurious ballet costumes were created to enhance the performances of court dancers to please the king and those in attendance during court entertainment. Costumes created specifically for ballet dancers are dated back as far as the 1500s and are noted for their two types of tutus: one that falls to the calf or ankle, and the other that juts out at the hip.
In addition, female ballerinas typically wear the traditional pointe shoe that we recognize today, but male ballerinas often wear flexible leather shoes that are ideal for jumping and movement. Male ballerinas also traditionally wear less flamboyant costumes but are rather outfitted in neutral tones.
The history of the tutu is interesting, and there have been modifications from the renaissance-style ballerina dress to more modern choices today. For example, tutus are now primarily situated at the waist rather than the hip to allow for ease of movement, and it has fallen out of style to wear ankle-length garb for the same reasons.
What is still apparent, however, is that ballet dancing still emphasizes the beautiful physique of the dancers and is a unique form of expression that many people enjoy today.
At Carolina Dance Capital in Charlotte, North Carolina, we’re committed to maintaining a fun and family friendly environment for all of our dancers. If you want to sign up for a ballet class at our studio, please contact us today to receive more information about our class schedule.