What exactly is facility for ballet??
Facility as in the ideal ballet body facility?
High arches/good feet, slender long legs, a shorter torso, flexible hips/turnout/overall flexibility.
Dancers tend to be on the leaner side because of the great amount of athleticism ballet involves. Being in shape with long lean muscles, rather than bulky ones, also creates a nicer line and can reduce injury due to less force on the joints and bones upon impact with the floor. Though people of ALL sizes should and can most definitely dance!
Lots of turnout is ideal, and flexibility is a must… good feet are great to have too, though they are not essential. Being too tall or too short may also cause some problems.
Everyone is different, and all companies are looking for different things!
My precious students in rehearsal for a piece I choreographed over break.
As 10 and 11 year olds who have only ever done ballet and old school jazz, I love seeing how excited and inspired they are to dance this lyrical/contemporary piece. I hope they continue to be inspired by it, and I hope they learn something through this process.
Always remind yourself to teach, not expect. Teach teach teach.