Some football players are using classical dance to improve on the field.
Steve McLendon (right) doesn’t wear a tutu, but the 310-pound New York Jets defensive tackle has been taking ballet classes on and off since 2009.
The notion that ballet can be helpful to NFL players isn’t a new one.2 Aug 2016
Is ballet harder than football?
ballet is harder than football. to most people ballet is seen as easier than football, in reality that’s not true. ballet is harder because it is a sport and an art form whereas football is just a sport. When someone says ballet is easier than soccer, they clearly haven’t tried it.21 Dec 2015
Are ballerinas stronger than football players?
Football players certainly have much higher incomes, but an astronomically higher injury rates. Dancers have a longer careers, but only by a slim margin. Both dancers and football players are put under extreme stress during their primes, but dancers have a much healthier mental state after they retire.21 Jan 2014
How does ballet help athletes?
Ballet as cross training for athletes
For young athletes, practicing ballet helps them improve their flexibility, body awareness, agility and coordination. Add to the list improved balance, lateral movement, footwork, timing as well as leg and core strength.6 Mar 2018
What are male ballerinas?
In French, a male ballet dancer is referred to as a danseur and a female as a danseuse. In Italian, a ballerina is a female who typically holds a principal title within a ballet company; the title for equally ranked males is ballerino. The male version of this term is danseur noble (French).