Many dancers have made experiences with ballet during their life. It incorporates fundamental techniques for many other dance forms and is a great education for a dancer’s body tension and coordination. Ballet originated in the Italian Renissance courts of the 15th century as a dance interpretation of fencing and was further developed in France and Russia.

Not only does ballet inspire dancers from different genres but it’s part of our past collection books as well, as we worked with elegant and light-footed ballerinas.

Discover the three segments, that make up ballet, after the jump!

“Classical Ballet” is the most formal style, adhering to traditional ballet techniques, relating to the area of its origin.

“Neoclassical Ballet” characterizes the style of the 20th century, with the advanced techniques, but without the detailed narrative and heavy theatrical setting.

“Contemporary Ballet” means a combination of classical ballet and modern dance.

Fun facts:

- A male dancer lifts over 1 1/2 tons worth of ballerinas during performances
– One tutu costs up to $2,000 to make. The same tutu requires 60-90 hours of labor and over 100 yards of ruffle.
– A three-hour ballet performance is roughly equivalent to two soccer games back to back

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