Twelve Reasons Why All Adults Should Take a Dance Class

Twelve Reasons Why All Adults Should Take a Dance Class

“You don’t stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing.” – Unknown

You don’t need to be young to take a dance class; you simply need to be young at heart! There’s no denying dance is a fantastic form of cardio, but there are many other reasons why adults should sign up for dance classes. Ballet has so many benefits for an adult dancer. Our adult dance classes in Calgary and in Edmonton focus not only on teaching dance but on inspiring adults to step into a more confident, creative, and positive version of themselves.

At Alberta Ballet School, we offer recreational ballet classes for adults ages 16 and older. Whether you are new to ballet or are looking to get back to the barre after many years away, we offer several levels – and each is accompanied by a talented pianist.

Our team focuses on building 12 benefits through our adult dance classes:

It is gratifying to see yourself improve at something! Our adult students often say they feel better about themselves, their skills, and their bodies as they continue their ballet classes. Ballet can transform the way that you think about your body and challenge your mind in ways that other activities cannot.

Adult ballet students often report how dance classes are the best form of stress relief they have found. The concentration that it takes to focus during dance classes is almost meditative and can act as a distraction from your busy daily life.

Body Positivity:
Ballet is an excellent form of exercise that can help tone muscles and help you practise a healthy lifestyle. At Alberta Ballet School, we believe that anyone can participate in a ballet class, regardless of their fitness level. Movement and exercise have so many mental health benefits. When you feel good it is much easier to be positive about your progress and your body.

Energy Boosts:
Ballet is a great form of self-expression that can lift your spirit and boost your mood. The increase in endorphins and the feeling you get after a great dance lesson lasts long after you step foot outside the studio.

Improved Cognitive Function:
Ballet not only stretches your body – it stretches your mind, too. Learning ballet exercise can keep your brain and memory flexible. It is a chance to challenge yourself and think about movement in a new way.

Dance can be an incredible creative outlet. The postures and phrases you do may not only inspire others, but they may also inspire you in other areas of your life.

Form is incredibly important when it comes to ballet dancing, and many of the positions require great posture. Due to ballet’s impact on core and back muscle strengthening, our adult dancers often report improved posture.

Flexibility is one of the three components of fitness, and it is also an important component of ballet. A portion of each ballet classes is devoted to stretching, which helps to increase your flexibility. We know how rewarding it feels to watch how far your body has come from your first class to the end of the season.

Ballet is not just about flexibility; strong muscles are a key component of proper technique. When you begin your dance lessons, you will quickly learn that it takes a lot of strength to move your body in a controlled, yet graceful way.

Adult ballet classes help to improve posture, balance, strength, and flexibility. Those can all help increase your co-ordination – and your overall wellbeing.

Many adult ballet students have told our Calgary and Edmonton instructors how dance classes helped to increase their endurance and stamina levels. Activities or movements that were once strenuous become second nature when you introduce dance into your life. Whether it translates into another sport or activity or to simply keeping up with kids and household chores, endurance is an important benefit of adult dance classes.

Humans are social beings – but it can be hard to make friends as an adult! Dance classes are an excellent way to find and socialize with other like-minded individuals, which can help improve not only your social life, but your stress levels.

We know that starting something new (whether you are 16 or 60) can seem intimidating. No matter your experience level, it’s never too late to step up to the barre. If you’re looking to find a new passion that will challenge your body to move in new ways, look no further than Alberta Ballet School. We have adult ballet classes in Edmonton as well as adult ballet classes in Calgary. We have a class for you – whether you’ve never set foot in a dance studio or whether the stage is your second home. Winter registration is now open. Call us today to enroll!