Ballet for athletes

The fundamentals of ballet include mobility, alignment, spacial awareness, and body control. All of these principles can apply to and help most athletes in their sport.

Additionally, learning a new way to move can give you a fresh perspective on your sport. 

Studying, understanding, and applying ballet concepts can be a powerful way to cross train, get ahead, and take your performance to the next level.

How can ballet help you in your sport?

Break through plateaus in your training by trying something new to gain a fresh perspective on your strenghts and weaknesses.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

If you need a leg up on the competition, do something they’re not doing — ballet.

Incoporate ballet into your training to start seeing the unique benefits that it will bring to your sport and start getting ahead.

Tired of the same old training routines but still need a way to exercise? Shake things up with a totally new kind of thing.

Use ballet to continue working on yourself while trying something completely new and getting out of your comfort zone.

Avoid injury, increase your range of motion, and move with ease with greater mobility.

Quick note: mobility doesn’t mean flexibility. Mobility means that you can perform functional movements with a great range of motion and no restriction.

Develop body control to understand, develop, and utilize smaller muscles that enable you to move in more dynamic ways.

Ballet activates the smaller muscles in your body that enable you to have a greater control over your movement and a wider range of movements.

Move through space more efficiently with greater body and spacial awareness through dance.

Learning and navigating complicated footwork prepares you for more controlled and efficient movements on the field.

Does ballet work to improve your game? Ask the pros. 

Learn from an unconventional ballet teacher

Julie, specialist in private ballet coaching, began ballet as an adult, never having been any good at anything requiring coordination, including walking up stairs, touching her toes, and catching a ball. She began ballet for the ultimate challenge of becoming more graceful. She fell in love with ballet, and through it, gained a great appreciation of what her body could do. 

When she began powerlifting after many years of ballet training, both she and her coach were astounded by how quickly she was able to pick up the technique. Her dance background had enabled her to develop great mobility and the ability to understand and control small fine movements in her body. She realized just how powerful ballet was for supporting other disciplines of movement as well as the art form itself.

She founded Broche Ballet to share the love of dance with many to whom it had previously been inaccessible. She sees great benefits from ballet and loves to share it with others who have previously thought that ballet was reserved for little girls.

 

How it works

Step 1

We begin by working together to assess and understand where the athlete needs the most help, and which parts of ballet are the most relevant to their needs.

Step 2

We then tailor the lessons to help understand the most relevant fundamentals of ballet and how they apply to the sport. 

Step 3

Continue to practice, solidify, and build on fundamental ballet techniques. The athlete will be encouraged to take home practice exercises, as well as think critically about how the concepts learned in ballet can apply and help in their sport. `

I came to Julie with zero experience in dance and expectations based solely on my private lessons with instructors in other disciplines. Our first lesson blew me away.

It seemed like 2.5 hrs worth of content stuffed into a one hour window. Besides my skill level, nothing really changed. They were all like that. My questions never went unanswered and my concerns never left unaddressed. I don’t know—and I can’t help but think about these things—how anything could have gone better.

After over six months with Julie, I do have one regret: I now hold my other teachers to a completely unreasonable standard!
— Bryan, 30s, competitor