Last Saturday, I went to a dance recital. These were girls from about three to twelve years old. I got a kick out of watching the very young girls do their dances while performing their little antics on the stage - they really cracked me up!
Later, when the older girls started their dances, I noticed one girl who moved exceptionally well. Her group did both a ballet number and a jazz number.
This girls was slender, but you could tell she knew how to extend and lengthen her muscles as she danced. She looked so good as she controlled her speed, made swift foot turns, and extended her arms, legs and head.
I think all kids, boys and girls, should take some dance classes. It's great for developing good posture, toned muscles, body control and self-esteem.
Believe it, or not, some football players take ballet in order to learn to control pivoting and changing direction and I don't know what else!