Ballet is a form of Theatrical entertainment in which dancers, usually accompanied by music, tell a story or express a mood through their movements. The technique of ballet is elaborate and requires many years of training.
Balance is a key factor when doing ballet dance. While often slow and graceful, ballet has its swift moments as well. Agility skill is defined in many ways most of them sound like „the quick movement of the body in response to a stimulus “as well as„ the ability to rapidly change the movement direction “or the ability to start and stop quickly“. Motor skills that affect the agility are balance, coordination, explosive strength and flexibility.
A simple pirouette (practice on one foot) is executing balance while you are turning. Performing a ballet dance routine takes a great amount of agility.
Aim: To assess agility and balance in Ballet Dancers.
Objective: To assess agility in ballet dancers. To assess balance in ballet dancers.
Methodology: Observational study done on 50 ballet dancers, Dancers who are dancing more than one year, selected by purposive sampling. They were assessed on Stork balance stand test, Modified bass test of dynamic balance, Hexagonal agility test.
Data Analysis and Result: Data analyzed through non-parametric statistical test. In modified bass dynamic balance test, dancers were successfully jumped (68%) on right side and (40%) on left side. In hexagonal agility test, dancers were successfully jumped (68%) on right side and (30%) on left side.In stork balance static test, the dancers scored 12% average, 33% fair and 22% poor on right toe standing and 4% average, 66% fair and 30% poor on left toe standing.
Conclusion: Thus in the above study, we concluded that above group had good static and dynamic balance but agility was good to fair in ballet dancers.