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Building better balance.

Olesya Chornoguz

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
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I take ballet 3 times a week and starting dancing on pointe recently so I think that probably takes a good care of my balance training, both static and dynamic. It will be interesting to see how this impacts my skiing this year. One-legged balances are relatively easy for me now, but can't quite balance on one leg while being on my toes yet (called demi pointe in ballet). I legged balance on demi pointe is crucial for pirouettes and lots of other intermediate ballet steps so I am working hard on it.

I think even beginner ballet classes help with balance, probably other dance classes do too, at least somewhat, though ballet may be the most intense balance training amongst dance classes. Yoga is great for improving balance. In my ballet classes there is a woman wo is a yoga instructor and she has a fantastic balance.
 
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I think even beginner ballet classes help with balance, probably other dance classes do too, at least somewhat, though ballet may be the most intense balance training amongst dance classes. Yoga is great for improving balance. In my ballet classes there is a woman wo is a yoga instructor and she has a fantastic balance.
For sure ballet helps with balance for skiing. Develops flexibility too. Both my nieces took a lot of ballet. They were still actively participating in performances in their 20s after college. They learned to ski with very little effort before high school even though they only skied a few days for a few years.

I took enough ballet as a kid to do an intense point class in 6th grade. But didn't keep it up after that. I learned to ski (straight skis) in 7th grade pretty quickly when I was in school in the mountains.

People who are good dancers probably also learn to skate, ice or roller blade, relatively easily. Skating is good cross-training for skiers.
 

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