Do you wonder if you have the talent for ballet?
Kids ask me "how do I know if I can get into ballet? "
Professional ballet teachers look for a combination of a physique - close to the ideal ballet body - and the spark of love for dance and presence, or magnetism, that they feel will develop you into a successful performer.
If it seems that you do not qualify for a professional dance career (sometimes you are not accepted because there are not enough places in a program), you can still get into ballet and love it.
Find the best local studio with the highest credentials. If a specific studio has been able to send any of their students to a professional school, they will be advertising that fact. Read everything in their web site, and check the teachers' credentials.
If you do get into ballet, take advantage of the current dance education that is available for home practice.
There are books and DVD's, put together to enhance your ballet training.
You can improve your talent for ballet with some extracurricular study:
Flexibility Workout for Athletes
The Perfect Pointe Book - professional footwork for men in ballet too!
Inside Ballet Technique - anatomy as related to ballet technique/physical requirements and advantages:
Getting accurate information will help you get stronger and more flexible as needed, to practice safely and correctly at home. Understanding proper stretching and relaxation techniques will add to your muscle strength.
If you know how to take advantage of every ballet barre exercise, you will develop the following technique:
* correct natural posture
* ballet foot muscles and ballet footwork
* correct alignment
* high leg extensions
* strong ballet turnout