wellness + beauty

  • Dancing is an excellent exercise during pregnancy! Not only do you get to move your body to music you love, but it will keep you flexible while toning your muscles. You can get a cardiovascular workou...

  • Hunger serves an obvious purpose: it tells us that we need to eat to keep our bodies fueled. But when we experience this “alarm clock”, how do we react? For a variety of reasons, we may be...

  • Regardless of our fitness goals, we are always looking for ways to burn more fat and increase our metabolism. There is an endless list of options on the market that sell you the idea of a miracle, but...

  • Ballet is more than just art, it’s a full athletic experience that can quickly drain your physical and even mental energies. Understanding that and recognizing that intense rehearsals can create...

  • If you have visited your favorite organic or health food store, you may have come across a menstrual cup as you perused the options of natural beauty and feminine care products. Menstrual cups might s...

  • If you’ve just given birth, or you’re nearly there, you’ve probably heard from a medical professional or two that exercising your pelvic floor is going to be an essential element of your postpartum re...

  • Scoliosis, an either mild or severe misalignment for the spine, is thought to solely be treated by spinal braces or surgery. Scoliosis causes the spine to curve to the left, the right or both. Up to 2...

  • When you think of ballet, your first thought might be of a little girl in a pink tutu pirouetting for her parents in her elementary school’s production of Swan Lake, or a young woman in New York or Pa...

  • In an article some years ago a researcher spoke on the subject of a dancer being a performing athlete and stated, “The physical demands placed on dancers from current choreography and performance sche...

fitness

  • With 2020 looming to an end (who says “Yes!”), many of us have experienced the shift from outdoors to indoors, from constant movement to almost being stationary at one of our few outlets t...

  • One and all, we find ourselves captivated by the elegance, grace, artistic and athletic prowess of a ballerina. Their amazing ability to pirouette, assemblé, or perform a grande jeté with such ease an...

  • As our individual passion for how our body can move and the results it has on our mind and physical strength grows, we want to keep improving our dance conditioning. Barre, one of our top favorites, c...

  • Many high-intensity interval training programs promote themselves as the way to your ultimate fitness goals. Yet, have you ever tried to take a bodybuilder and get him to plie? If you have participate...

  • After a BFW virtual Barre class, your quads and glutes are usually feeling that burn. But did you know Barre can do even more? Although you may not discern it right away, lots of barre exercises are a...

  • A single Pilates workout can sometimes improve back pain in the same way that a massage can bring relief to tight muscles. But for more lasting results and to prevent future flare-ups, it is recommend...

  • You don’t have to be a dancer to experience knee pain. One study shows that up to 25% of adults are afflicted with pain in this essential part of our bodies. Here is where the endless benefits of exer...

  • Modern life these days can feel overwhelming, filled with change and uncertainty. And more recently those changes seem to be occurring at a faster pace than ever before. The result? Stress. It’s the w...

  • Our Barre Body Sculpting class is a combination of beautiful Ballet barre elements for alignment and stability, with Pilates fundamentals for orthopedic stretching and lengthening. It’s a great ...

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editor picks

  •   It’s been said that you can never go wrong with a little pink, but for BFW, the pinker the better. Here are our selections for surrounding yourself in the beauty and strength of pink. &nb...

  •   BFW editors are excited to bring our students a new collection of dancewear favorites just in time for a change of the year. Lift your spirits (or surprise a special dancer in your life) with s...

  •   Dance is an outlet to let the beauty from within shine. Although some of us want to wear leotards and tights all day, BFW has just the pretty picks to make you feel and look like a ballerina al...

  •   Sleek, and visually impactful, we are obsessed with this modern trend spotted on the BFW Shop. Unique colors, interesting shapes, structured designs, and bold contrasts have caught our eyes in ...

  •   Mesh and beautiful lines come together in this curated collection of visually interesting pieces for your dance or workout. This fun trend allows a woman a demure method of exposure, allowing u...

  •   Everyone is born to shimmer and shine. That’s why our BFW community is amazing in using dance to let their soul shine through. Take it to another level with these shimmery and shiny piece...

  •   With a great variety of online classes at BFW, the next thing on your list is the gear to help you get set up and have a blast in your own little home studio. Building your own dance studio at ...

  •   Our feet make up 25% of our bones, 18% of our joints, and 6% of our muscles. We definitely want to take good care of this vital part of our body as we go about our every day and as we DANCE! BF...

  •   From apparel to art, to interior design, color blocking makes for such a great statement in a wide variety of art forms. This visually appealing trend is not limited to the runway, but can also...

grab your slippers.

Ballet for Women offers virtual classes, workouts and group experiences, as well as pre-recorded lessons, all for women at all levels. Discover the joy of dance, reach your fitness goals, and benefit from community support with our expert instructors and new fellow dancers. Join us!