Nov 28, 2011

Are Professional Ballerinas Stronger Than Football Players?

If you want a ballerina’s body, the facts can be discouraging. A professional ballerina must be between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-8, slender and limber, have a perfect limb-to-torso ratio, a long neck, a small head and perfectly arched feet with good point. While there’s not a lot you can do about how how your skeleton is constructed, how tall or short you are, or how you’re built, you can achieve a more dancer-like shape.

Personally, I think professional ballerinas are stronger than professional football players. This is due to the fact that, ballerinas require more skill and talent to perform their art. It requires more task and work as compared to football, when you look at the routine involved. It involves elegance; grace and they have to go through years of training. They also require discipline and strength, due to the physical demands involved.

In contemporary ballet pieces they often do lift each other. Not the same kind of lifts of course. That would look very bizarre. Like the thought of men dancing en pointe. It would be too feminine a movement for them. Men in ballet dance strong and masculine. Women in ballet are meant to float and be ethereal. You could not lift anyone while en pointe either.

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