The Benefits of Ballet

The benefits of ballet are many and varied and include:


  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Range of motion
  • Coordination
  • Balance and poise
  • Posture
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Muscle tone and strength

Emotional and Mental Fitness

  • Self-esteem through a sense of pride and accomplishment
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-assurance
  • Self-discipline, and the ability to set goals and work towards them
  • Relief of stress
  • Creative expression
  • Improved mathematical skills through learning dance moves and matching them with rhythm and music


  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Trust
  • Cooperation
  • Friendship

We’re not the only ones who have identified the many benefits of ballet.  To follow are some links to what others think: