5 Benefits of Ballet for Kids

There are so many things to love about ballet; the grace, the poise, the ease with which dancers glide across the stage. Then there's the other side that you don't see on stage; the expense, countless hours of practice, bloody toes and competition over lead roles.

There's a lot to love and a lot to question about putting your child in ballet. But some of the skills and practices demanded of ballet dancers translate into the real world, where things like discipline, hard work and a respectful attitude can be applied to just about anything.

The beauty of ballet is that the training teaches kids so much more than just how to dance and perform on stage. Consider these skills when deciding whether or not to enroll your child in ballet class.

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Summer Hogsed

Summer Hogsed is the Sr. Product Manager for ACTIVE.com and harbors a secret love for writing. As a former ballet dancer and journalism major, she is no stranger to the written word or being ACTIVE. While ballet is her first love, she is passionate about being active in many forms. Previous adventures include musical theater, flamenco dancing, a half marathon and running away with the circus. Current activities are yoga, running, mud runs and rock climbing. Follow the madness on Twitter and Instagram.

Summer Hogsed is the Sr. Product Manager for ACTIVE.com and harbors a secret love for writing. As a former ballet dancer and journalism major, she is no stranger to the written word or being ACTIVE. While ballet is her first love, she is passionate about being active in many forms. Previous adventures include musical theater, flamenco dancing, a half marathon and running away with the circus. Current activities are yoga, running, mud runs and rock climbing. Follow the madness on Twitter and Instagram.

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