Learning ballet is one of the best ways to improve coordination and get in great shape. Ballet may seem overwhelming at first, which is why practice on the barre is so important. Here are some tips for using free-standing ballet barres that beginners like you can use to help get the most out of ballet dancing.
Wear quality ballet shoes every time you practice, as this will
help you perform turns better. The ideal pair of shoes will fit snugly yet not
be too tight, and will also conform to the natural arch of your particular
Stretch on the barre before class or a performance in order
to loosen up your muscles. You should ideally spend at least 15 minutes
stretching on the barre before performing any strenuous activity. Be sure to do
two or three minutes worth of light exercise to warm your muscles up so as to
reduce your odds of injury.
Take things slow in the beginning, and give yourself plenty
of time to learn each new move before progressing. You need to get the basics
down before you can complete more advanced moves, so building a good foundation
in the beginning stages of training will only help you later on.
Build your strength by using the barre to perform squats
and push-ups to tone your arms and legs. You may also want to incorporate some
weight-training exercises into your routine to help increase your back and core
strength as well.
Practice good posture at all times, as having good posture
will help you maintain more fluid motions, and also looks nicer during a
If possible, you’ll want to purchase a ballet barre for home use, so that you can
keep up with your training program while away from the dance studio. To find
the ballet barre that is right for you, contact us.