Some advantages to kids taking ballet classes are that they gain a sense of discipline, learn to follow instructions, learn coordination and get exercise. Other benefits include increased comfort in performing in front of an audience and gaining a sense of self-confidence and pride in their accomplishments.
Longer-term benefits of kids participating in ballet and practicing daily include the development of strong, lean muscles. Ballet also requires dancers to be in shape and teaches kids proper nutrition for strength and energy building. Learning ballet helps prepare kids for other forms of dance, such as jazz and tap, and it provides a healthy after-school activity.