Dance & Ballet Forum > Creating a Body of a Ballerina
| by Jozef Varga |
on 01.Feb.2011 19:25
There are really only two forces that can create a ballet body: God and ballet class. Or, to be more specific, 20 years of ballet classes taken daily at the very least. And even then, prayer is probably a good idea.
Still, regular-shaped people who have sedentary jobs—such as arts reporters—do what they can to attain that body shape. Actresses, too, occasionally try to turn their already tiny frames into long, lean figures.
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| by Sefton Clarke |
on 10.Mar.2011 16:02
I read this article, and i have to say that during my career dance physiques have changed quite a lot.
i recently lectured on this and in my opnion male dancers have become more androgynous, with more flexibility,while this helps with line and aesthetics, this decreases the strength in the glutes and lower back resulting in less jump and less overall strength for partnering, another point is that the stomach area has become a little soft so no sick pack, this is due to poor dietary advice and being told to do even more aerobic cardio!.. there are always the lucky few who have good genetics and can do as they please (lucky them), but i think a change is on order, i think you can have it all, but those higher up need to be persuaded to change and challenge certain ideas!
Edited by Sefton Clarke on 10.Mar.2011 16:18
| by billymarsh1 |
on 12.Sep.2012 16:13
Keep dancing. And be happy with who you are. No matter what any of us do there comes a point in our lives when we realize we just need to be happy with what God has given us. That being said, we can always improve. But keeping fit takes work. It looks to me like you're a hard working young lady. Hang in there. Sometimes what you think of your body is far different than what someone else's opinion. Be careful not to be overly hard on yourself. Good luck.