The last time I wrote about Misty Copeland she was dreaming of becoming the first black principle dancer. She did.
She’s so good.
Inspired by Misty, and your New Year’s resolutions, I’ve compiled ballet workouts to give you that good body. I’ve also included some critically acclaimed dance documentaries. This post is for my dancers, my aspiring dancers, my “I just want to have her body” non-dancers. Enjoy!
Ballet Fitness Videos
Sweat Betty Ballet Bootcamp. A 40 minute full body video.
Lean Legs and Butt Shaper Workout. A 15 minute lower body toning workout that uses ballet inspired movements.
Ballet Strength Workout. A full body 30 minute video for non-dancers and beginners.
Ballerina Legs. A 10 minute lower body routine. This video has great visuals but there is no sound, re: no instructions. Thus, this is not for us common folk.
Ballet Workout Routines
Leg Exercises for Dancers. This pinterest has tons of workouts you can print or save to your phone.
8 Barre-Inspired Moves for Amazing Inner Thighs. This workout includes an explanation of each move and pictures.
The Long & Lean Ballerina workout. This will strengthen legs, abs, and improve posture.
I’m not a ballerina, not even close. But I love ballet documentaries. They are full of inspiration! Check these out:
Dancing Across Borders
The Children of Theatre Street
Dancing for Mr. B
La Danse, The Paris Opera
Agony and Ecstasy
Only When I Dance
Black Ballerina. This in-progress documentary is close to completion. Very excited.