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Welcome to Central Utah Ballet! On this page, you’ll find insights and articles about our ballet academy.

What Kind of Dance Lessons are Best for a 3-Year-Old?

What Kind of Dance Lessons are Best for a 3-Year-Old?

From hip-hop, tap or creative movement, the options for starting your child in dance classes are endless. If the goal is to give them a few hours to get out their jitters, then perhaps what you sign them up for doesn’t matter. However, if the dream is for your cherub...

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Should I Put My Son in Ballet?

Should I Put My Son in Ballet?

If you have a son interested in ballet, you might have wondered if you should enroll him in ballet lessons. Though supporting our children in their passions should be intuitive, it does not mean that parents don’t worry about the implications of certain choices. Will...

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What is a Trainee in Ballet?

What is a Trainee in Ballet?

If you are an aspiring ballet dancer, you may have heard other dancers talking about ballet trainee programs. But what, exactly, is a trainee in ballet and what should you look for in trainee programs? We answer these questions below. What is a Trainee in Ballet? A...

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At What Age Can Toddlers Start Ballet?

At What Age Can Toddlers Start Ballet?

What Age Can Toddlers Start Ballet? Toddlers can start ballet as early as 3 years old. However, most ballet studios will require that the child is potty trained. These early toddler classes will typically be shorter than ballet classes for older children, usually...

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What It Takes to be a Ballet Dancer

Though professional ballerinas make the dance look effortless, there is a great deal of physical and psychological stamina behind the glamour of ballet. Not to mention the countless hours of practice to perfect form and match the gracefulness of top talent. Lastly, we...

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Can You Start Ballet at 13 Years old?

Can You Start Ballet at 13 Years old?

As most ballerinas start their journeys young, we often get asked the question of how late is “too late” to start ballet. Our bottom line is that it is never too late to start dancing ballet. Many people start learning as adults! Though it is more difficult to dance...

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Tips for Getting Better at Ballet

Tips for Getting Better at Ballet

Do you feel you’ve plateaued in your ballet career? Or are you simply just not improving as quickly as you’d hoped? It’s important not to skip ahead to skills we’re not flexible or strong enough for. Instead, follow these proven tips to elevate your ballet career. 4...

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Can You Teach Yourself Ballet?

Can You Teach Yourself Ballet?

If you are interested in learning ballet but aren’t sure you can put the time or financial investment toward classes, you may be wondering if you can teach yourself ballet. Ballet is a beautiful, fulfilling form of dance. It encompasses strength, flowing lines,...

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25 Must-Know Ballet Terms

25 Must-Know Ballet Terms

Some students are intimidated by ballet because instructors sometimes seem like they’re speaking a foreign language--because that’s just what it is! Ballet terms are French, and classical ballet instructors will use this terminology to create structure and help...

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