Osteoporosis Canada together with Canada’s National Ballet School brings you Dance! Ballet for Bone Health. This virtual adult ballet class is a great way to learn the basics of ballet and to discover the joy of dance.
Exercise is an important step towards protecting your bones at every age, as it helps protect the spine, slows the rate of bone loss, and builds muscle strength, which can prevent falls.
Dance, including ballet, is an aerobic exercise that also assists with balance and posture awareness and is a benefit to physical and mental health.
Speak with your healthcare provider prior to engaging in any exercise program.
What to expect?
This class, based on Canada’s National Ballet School’s much-loved Adult Ballet Program, will provide participants with an introduction to ballet in a safe and supportive environment. With live musical accompaniment, this class will allow participants to explore their artistry while being introduced to foundations of classical ballet.
Class will begin with exercises at the barre, followed by dance combinations away from the barre. Participants can use the back of a chair or a countertop as an at-home barre.
Exercises will be modified to include seated options for those who prefer to dance in a seated position.
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