Ballet dancing seems like a very sophisticated thing to like, doesn’t it? Because ballet has so much presence in forms of historical entertainment, average people today who don’t dance much or certainly aren’t spending their time at the ballet might have a hard time when they have a child who has found their passion in ballet dancing. However, ballet dancing is an art form like many others, and even those who might not enjoy doing it can still learn to appreciate viewing ballet dancing with a little practice.
The next time you are watching ballet dancing, try to notice how the ballerinas move. One of the secrets of ballet is making the movements look effortless when, in fact, they are anything but! Ballet dancing requires serious strength, coordination and effort. As a general rule, the easier the ballerina appears to be moving on the stage, the better the ballerina! Skilled and practiced ballet dancers seem to float effortlessly across the stage, when these movements take practice and a lot of strength.
In addition to paying attention to the ballet dancer’s movements, pay attention to the smaller details as well. Ballet dancing is set on a stage, usually from only one point of view. That means that every stage, every costume and every small movement usually has a purpose. Stop and ask yourself why you think the director and choreographer made those choices. Just asking yourself these questions can help to get you more interested in the ballet.
To learn more about ballet dancing, whether as an involved parent or as a student, come and talk with us today at Carolina Dance Capital.20