Theater & DancePosted byDaily Mail
How ballet helped us beat the blues: When author ERIN KELLY suffered a breakdown in lockdown, taking up ballet at home was her salvation. And she's not alone - with scores of stressed midlife women learning how to dance their troubles away
The swell of a Tchaikovsky piano score fills the room as I take position and Russian ballerina Maria Khoreva purrs her instructions. ‘Front, back, front, back. Plié, tendu, plié, tendu.’ My calves burn as I rise on to my toes, my arms are still jelly from yesterday’s class, and when I sink into a bend, my thighs ache in long-forgotten places.