Thanks for checking back after my first post in this series on dance and music!
This installment will be on ballet. Ballet training can bring many benefits to the musician. Music and ballet are very closely related (just read Apollo's Angels...which I'm still working on). Many major compositions were ballets (The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, etc). Through dance, students gain experience feeling the music and the beat. In group ballet classes, students must work together, building teamwork. At recitals, students gain experience with stage presence. Through rehearsals, students learn the value of practice, hard work, and dependability.
Dance classes aren't just for children! If you're an adult, you can still reap the benefits of a ballet class. And if you don't want to perform, not all adult classes require a performance.
What do you think about the relationship between ballet and music?