Ballet discipline from childhood – positive or not? - by Terry Hyde RSS



Ballet discipline from childhood – positive or not? - by Terry Hyde

The discipline of ballet training; The possible effects on long term mental health. In this article, I take a look at the potential links associated with the long-term mental health effects from traditional ballet training. How can you be affected by ballet training from an early age?  Can this really have a positive or negative link to your mental health in later life? Ballet is an extremely demanding discipline; it requires dedication, determination and talent. In the past, it was acceptable for the teachers to shout at, and even at times use physical force on students in classes.  They would roughly pull, push or twist their students bodies into the correct position during the classes. Thankfully this style of teaching...

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