Ballet is to dance what the alphabet is to reading. Once the body has been classically trained the transition to other subjects is seamless. Balletic technique encourages elegance, beautiful flowing movement and hence physical confidence.
For the smallest children it is all about having a lovely time, making new friends, having fun and enjoyment and so looking forward to the next class. Once this is established it is all about slipping in the syllabus unnoticed wrapped around nursery characters, mime and free expression.