If you have a child who is in ballet, and would like to enable him or her to practice at home, then you really need to look into buying a portable ballet barre [bar]; the types of stretches, and exercises, such as plies [pronounced â€œplee-yayâ€] can only be executed correctly at the barre, and the portable model shown here is really the way to go. Wall mounted ballet bars are also available for installation, in either home or studio.
Weâ€™ve recently enrolled our kids in summer dance classes [hip hop], just to give them something to do other than stare at LCD screens for the next 2 Â½ months. I think the increased talents will do them good with poise, confidence, and even some social interaction.
Another great item to go along with the portable barre is either a glass or Mylar mirror so your dancer can scrutinize postures, positions, and movements. These are but a few of the basic essentials youâ€™ll be investing in if you have someone with a serious commitment to ballet or other dance forms.