Benefits of Ballet for Figure Skaters
Body Alignment - one of the foundational concepts of both ballet and skating is to keep shoulders over hips and hips right over feet
Body and Arm Movement - creating better on ice presentation and overall "look"
Strengthening of Core Muscles - these are necessary for ALL the things on the ice
Body Awareness - the more a skater is able to control each part of the body, the easier it is to coordinate edges, turns, jumps, and spins
Conditioning of Leg Muscles - helps to develop more powerful pushes and jumps
Flexibility - endless benefits for skaters: spirals, spins, split jumps, spread eagles, etc.