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Pre-Ballet Exercises

Ballet emphasizes a strong core, hips and legs. It is to your advantage to do these exercises over and over to prepare your body for ballet. You should also check your posture. Your doctor can determine if you have lordosis, kyphosis, or any exaggerated spinal abnormalities. These exercises will help but cannot replace physical therapy for any of the above. Scoliosis, if small, is not a problem, but if large, please check with your healthcare professional. The emphasis here will be on the big back muscles, abdominal muscles, muscles of the hips and legs. These exercises are done primarily on the floor.




Foot Stretches

The following video is about strengthening your feet, ankles and lower legs. Strong feet are a neglected part of a good workout. They are part of running faster, walking faster and jumping higher. They give you better balance especially in surprise situations with uneven surfaces. They help give you control over your body’s weight. Did you know your big toe has its own muscle? Did you also know that your feet have as many neurological endings as your hands do? However, neglected they end up deformed or there are bunions. Take care of your feet! This video is for everyone.




Basic Stretches

We are going to be stretching on the floor without a barre. Standing and stretching is less effective than doing it on the floor. Everyone’s stretch is different so please stretch to the point that it feels uncomfortable, but not painful. Stretching is best done when you are already warmed up with light exercise like walking, etc. In some areas, your stretch may be greater or lesser than my own. Do the position with YOUR stretch and always feel your body. Stretching is a great stress reliever. It also gives you greater range of motion. For my workout, the better your range of motion, the more strength you can attain without bulking up the musculature.




Before You Start

A video explaining what to expect as a adult beginning ballet student. Duration: 20 minutes.




Core Ballet Barre #1

This is a set of basic barre exercises that you can do at home or at the office on days when you aren't able to take a class in person. Duration: 37 minutes.




Core Ballet Barre #2

Another set of basic barre exercises that you can do at home or at the office on days when you aren't able to take a class in person. Duration: 33 minutes.




Core Ballet Barre #3

A more advanced set of barre exercises that you can do at home or at the office on days when you aren't able to take a class in person. Duration: 38 minutes.




Core Pointe Barre #1

This is a set of basic barre exercises for students who are on pointe. Duration: 29 minutes.




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