Powerful. Classic. Graceful. Poised. Breathtaking. However you choose to describe the ballet, there is something universal about the emotions this experience stirs within each of us. It doesn't really matter who you are or what your background, ballet moves us and creates a shared experience of emotions among patrons.
My professional career as a ballerina was cut sadly short. While my heart told me to twirl like the wind, my stomach said, "you twirl, I'll hurl." Despite this early onset vertigo, my love and appreciation for the ballet continues to grow. I am lucky enough to live in a city that celebrates such a beautifully diverse arts culture, ripe with year-round opportunities to enjoy music, theater and dance in a variety of venues across the city.
In addition to Ballet Austin performances at the Long Center, they also offer dance classes all day long 7 days a week at their studio in downtown Austin. So far, I have only tried my hand at Ballet Fit--strength training, cardio and ballet. However, they offer a wide variety of classes for all dance levels and preferences.
Whether you are more of a do-it-yourselfer or a watch-and-appreciate-from-a-distance type of person, Ballet Austin has you covered.
Check out their performances here.
Check out their classes here.
From Austin, With Love