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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)


Super strict ballet flexibility training, it's not ashamed to cry!


Sylvia – Act III solo (Darcey Bussell, The Royal Ballet)


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Nina Kaptsova - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy / 2010


Adam: Giselle (The Royal Ballet)

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. Ballet has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures and as a result, the art has evolved in a number of distinct ways. See glossary of ballet.
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    • Types 

    • History 

    • Styles 

    • Technical methods of ballet instruction 

    • Costumes 

    • Health effects