Looking for a way to get in shape, improve your flexibility and have fun? Ballet dancing might be the activity for you.

Ballet Dancing - What Is It?

Ballet is a form of dancing which may tell a story, express a mood, or just reflect a piece of music. Ballet is a very graceful type of dancing, in which dancers perform many movements which are unnatural for the body; however, when these movements are done well, they look natural. Dancers must be able to float through the air in ways that seem to defy gravity or spin on the tips of their toes. Some ballet dance steps are so quick that the audience sometimes has trouble following the movements.

Ballet Dancing - For Boys?

Ballet dancing is not just an activity for girls. If you're a guy and interested in becoming a ballet dancer - go for it. You'll get in great shape, meet lots of physically fit girls (who you'll get to dance with) and face less competition (since not many guys take ballet lessons). Will you be made fun of by friends, family and other kids at school? Most definitely - but don't let that discourage you. You'll be the one laughing when you're surrounded by girls wearing leotards and short dresses.