There are many things that the ballet world and ballerinas are synonymous with and amongst the poise, grace, shoes and good manners, leotards definitely score highly. From the young child taking her first faltering steps in the world of ballet to the experienced dancer still managing to stay limber and wow audiences with grace and composure, this is one garment that stands the test of time. No matter the size of the dancer, there will be a garment that suits their shape and frame which means that the industry is capable of kitting out the whole family. And when we say the whole family, yes, we mean the men as well.
Ballet has never been an all female preserve but in recent years, it has been far more acceptable for men to be seen as dancers and their skill and talents are as appreciated and vaunted as their female counterparts. Its is therefore no surprise to see the products available in the female market have equivalent ranges in the mens and boys section which really means that ballet shopping and costume buying can be an activity for all the family to take part in.
The shapes and sizes of men’s leotards will reflect the difference between the two genders but the overall product, including the support, strength and flexibility offered by it remains the same. Whatever the type of dancing or whoever is undertaking the dancing, there will be something of value and merit for every potential customer.
Of course, for all that men are now being viewed in an equal light with regard to this activity and product, there is no doubt that it is mainly a product for the females and this will be reflected in the amount of pink leotards on show. There is probably a strong correlation between the way girl see ballerinas and the way that they see Princesses and this makes it extremely easy to draw a comparison between them both. This means that the storybook tales that young girls read about or have read to them will be subconsciously working on them and this could well encourage them to take up dancing. There is a respected and traditional style and rigmarole surrounding ballet and again, this is something that can be greatly appreciated by young girls. Parents can also appreciate it as it can be a great help in teaching them manners and respect which is why ballet is as loved by the parents as much as it is by the children.
As much as the respect aspect, ballet is also a great way of having a form of regular exercise and developing posture and balance. As the problem with weight increases and the western world looks to be heading towards an epidemic with regards to obesity, it has never been more important to encourage youngsters to take up a sport or past time that will keep them active and improving their health. It may not seem that ballet is the most strenuous form of exercise but it tones and strengthens many of the core muscles and be quite vigorous depending on the dance being undertaken. This mean that there is a great need to have a well fitting and comfortable selection of leotards to wear to be able to give your best throughout the routine or training schedule. BOLA TANGKAS