What do you need to optimally take your balletclass?
After class, I talked to Emma. She loved the class and wished to come to dance every week. Therefore she asked me what she needed to start taking classes. I get that question a lot, so I decided to make a list. And since you have started to read this, I bet I can give you some tips. Afterward, you can have everything you need to optimally take your balletclass.
1. Ballet shoes
These shoes are made out of leather or synthetic fiber. Keep in mind, that the numbers on the bottom of the ballet shoes do not correspond with the numbers under your regular street shoes. So ask for assistance in the shop when you are going to buy the shoes.
Be mindful: You don’t want your toes to touch the edge of the shoe. You should be able to do a
But, why can’t you just dance on your socks or sneakers? Well, simply put, this is just not right to execute your ballet movements on. Real ballet shoes will help you execute your ballet movements in optimal form. The shoes will form around your foot and give you support. It will help you stretch and flex your feet. And that is what you want! So you can be able to jump high in the air and push off for a pirouette.
Made of special, stretch material, which will give you freedom of movement. Check at your dancestudio if they have a special color or style as their uniform. If that is the case, then buy one.
However, most adult ballerinas choose their own style and color to train in. Spaghetti-straps, low back, high back, you name it. It is up to your taste and mood.
Balletdancers wear pink tights. The version without feet resembles a thin legging. Your teacher will be able to see your muscles work. And your teacher will be able to give you feedback to improve your skills. The tights will keep your muscles warm. Therefore you will not cool down fastly. Ballet tights with feet are like a thicker pantyhose. Ask at your balletstudio which they prefer.
4. Tie up your hair.
Make sure your hair is free from your neck and not in your eyes. You will enjoy your dancing more when everything is secure. And you don’t have to occupy yourself with fixing your hair. Just relax and dance. Dancers with short hair will apply clips in their hair. And maybe also a hairband. Dancers with longer hair can make a braid and twist this into a ballet bun. Fix it with special ‘bun-pins’. There are a lot of tutorials on making a ballet bun on YouTube. Visit YouTube and just type in ‘ballet bun’.
5. Optional: skirt, vest, legwarmers, balletbag.
In conclusion: with
You can keep all your things together in a ballet bag. A ballet bag will have handy, special compartments, so you can keep your hairbrush and