What An Adult Ballet Class Is Actually Like, And Where To Do One In Toronto
It's never too late to try.
With two studios in Vancouver, Goh Ballet, led by director and former prima ballerina Chan Hon Goh, has officially opened its first Toronto location in Bayview Village, North York.
Having performed with worldwide ballet companies and with an incredible 20 years under her belt as the Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Chan Hon Goh’s career as a dancer is extensive to say the least. After gracing the stage for the last time and retiring in 2010, Goh took over as the Director of Goh Ballet to educate the dancers of tomorrow.
Speaking with FASHION before we attended a class, Goh told us how excited she was to open her first location in Toronto, a place where she spent years training and dancing with the National Ballet of Canada. The new studio provides her with opportunity to carry the same passion and philosophy from her Vancouver locations over to the east coast, she says.
Upon our arrival, we noticed that the fresh, minimalistic space in the studio inspires a sense of calm as soon as you walk through the doors. Focusing on the introductory positions and accompanied by live classical music on the piano, the class provides a pleasant change of pace from the stress and rush of the working day. Plus, ballet provides a different kind of workout: one that works on strengthening and toning areas and muscles in your body that are often forgotten. If you are looking to improve your posture, balance and flexibility in a calm, relaxing environment, adult ballet classes may be the way to go.
Goh Ballet offers a range of ballet and dance classes for both children and adults. No matter your age, it is never too early, or late, to establish the basis for a healthy lifestyle, all while expressing yourself through one of the most beautiful art forms that exist. Book your first class here.