Do you have a budding Sugar Plum Fairy in your brood? Ballet classes at an early age have proven to have enormous formative and lifelong benefits for growing girls and, yes, boys. Ballet provides self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment, as well as fitness, toning, flexibility, and good posture. A healthy outlet for emotional expression, ballet study also releases anti-depressant neurotransmitters. Ballet teaches focus and concentration; it is not only beneficial for any developing youngster, but also therapeutic for kids with ADHD. Dancing together builds social and empathy skills and can even help autistic children. Outfit your little Anna Pavlova with everything she needs for ballet class on eBay, where you can find tutus in lots of fun colors, leotards, ballet slippers, tights, and dance dresses. Tutus and leotards are just plain fun for parties and dress-up, too. Adults will find fitness shoes, Lycra tights, leotards, and unitards for gymnastics, Pilates, aerobics, tumbling, and other fitness classes as well as ballet. Whether you’re 6 or 66, making fitness a lifelong habit may be the single most important thing you can do.