When I said the world of dance is lead by one technique, I was not lying to you, and yesterday Alex Wong proved my point on national TV. The truth is that ballet dancers have been the "spinach juice" of the entertainment you see, even though everyone looks at ballet like it is the most boring, unnecessary art form they've seen....WRONG. Ballet is the key to all dance. It is the thing that will give you the most discipline out of all dance forms.
Learning ballet means understanding your body from the tip of your head all the way down to your toes. The truth is that you can redirect yourself to every genre of dance later on with easy facility. But you cannot, however, do the reverse. It is extremely difficult to do so because your body is already fixed and maybe tight to the point of no return. Ballet takes work and it doesn't get any easier the longer you wait to study it.
But again, my point was made perfectly last night. When you watch shows like So You Think You Can Dance, you notice how easy it is for the ballet dancers to transform themselves into the various styles, but how incredibly awkward it can be to see a hip hop dancer, etc attempt ballet or "lyrical" jazz or modern. Please enjoy this video of Alex Wong, a good friend and former Miami City Ballet dancer, dancing beside top hip hop dancer Twitch.