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Transcript of ballet class
-"I'm not wearing pink."
-"Thats so (word that starts with a 'g'
and rhymes with hay and usually means homosexual)"
-"Sooooooo boring!!" Complaints!!! I can’t remember the first that I heard about football players being sent to ballet class but the image stays with me: big and stiff manly men attempting graceful movement and while looking a little insecure and out of sorts. When I was young, I was 50% tomboy and 50% girly girl and I loved it; that was until I’d get excluded from playing sports with my friends cause I was a girl. It did not matter that I could out race most of them, or was very strong and that made me mad. I hated that boys need to take on certain mannerism to be a true man. So when a jock can exchange his cups for tights he gets my respect.
Here are some benefits from paring of football and ballet:
improves kinesthetic awareness and increases the range of motion in your hips
adds fluidity to movements which helps w/evading
ballet movement require strong ankles and knees which helps to prevent injury
practicing plies help add lift to your jumps
Make no mistake dance is a sport in its own right and ballet is one of the toughest. It is hard on your body but it builds muscles, techniques and grace that you won’t learn from any other practice. The first video includes clips of different exercises so when you have time get outside and try them out. The second video is a workout that you can follow from start to finish. The first time that I heard about
football players doing ballet...