Ballet Exercises from Joffrey Ballet

April 14, 2013 7:34:56 AM PDT
Ballet dancers are famous for being in great shape, and obviously they get that from hard work. But can you learn their routines?

The Joffrey Ballet Academy ( is offering classes for adults (, and you can get inspiration at a ballet event on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Deborah Engle, Joffrey Spring Gala Co-Chair (, joined us in our ABC 7 studio to tell us about the event.

Also, ballet instructor Kim Sagami and dancers Sarah Hulsey and Doug Wilcox showed us a few exercises you can do at home.

Tips for people trying to get in shape with ballet:
- be aware of posture
- listen to your body
- have an open mind
- be patient
- be positive
- practice safely

The Joffrey Ballet Spring Gala (
Friday, April 19, 2013

Performance: 6:30 pm
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 East Congress Parkway

Cocktails, dinner, and dancing: 8 pm
Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom
720 South Michigan Avenue

Tickets $750
Tables $7,500 - $50,000

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