Ballet/ˈbæleɪ/ (French:[balɛ]) is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of 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. Becoming a ballet dancer requires years of training. Ballet has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures to evolve the art.
Ballet may also refer to a ballet dance work, which consists of the choreography and music for a ballet production. A well-known example of this is The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet that was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a music score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Ballets are choreographed and performed by trained artists. Many classical ballets are performed with classical music accompaniment and use elaborate costumes and staging, though there are exceptions to this. Most notably, American choreographer George Balanchine is known for his plotless neoclassical ballets which are often performed in simple leotards and tights without scenery.
... ballet aged two ... At the age of two she was taking ballet lessons and she spoke in an affected 'Shirley Temple' American accent for large chunks of her childhood - she thought that's what actors did.
For the first time, Michigan residents everywhere can vote early from Feb. 17 to Feb ... 27 primary ... Wallace had come to the center to drop her daughter off for ballet lessons when she saw the signs pointing to an early voting station area, she said.
By Dave Sjuts BusinessBeat... She started her career in graphic design in 2002 working for a local newspaper ... Gorilla in the snow ... We got to get involved in tennis lessons, ballet lessons along with the school carnival which happened during our stay ... .
Regular lessons of a sport or skill increase activity levels and have the added reward of achievement. Ballet, gymnastics, karate, wrestling—these are great indoor sports that your child can learn now and master over a lifetime ...Source. Deana K ... .
The other day, I spoke with Sarah Krazit, the new Artistic Manager for the TallahasseeBallet, about her career. She told me that she had taken dance lessons for years as a child and teenager ... Tallahassee Ballet Studios, 2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy.
UM's wildlife biology program drew Dusek from her hometown of Chicago, where she'd started lessons early and trained in many styles — contemporary lyrical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, ballroom and more.
UM’s wildlife biology program drew Dusek from her hometown of Chicago, where she’d started lessons early and trained in many styles — contemporary lyrical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, ballroom and more.
The season captures the enduring charm and wit that define The Flintstones... In Season 3 (1962-1963), Fred coaches Dino for stardom, becomes subordinate to Barney, and faces comedic challenges like invisible friends and ballet lessons ... Choose your plan.
There is part of the brain – the anterior midcingulate cortex – that gets bigger every time you do something unpleasant ... His Gordon Ramsay brow adds an air of mild panic to his life advice ... Lesson one ... Lesson two ... Matthew Ball’s cerebral ballet] .
Up until Masterson’s sentencing, the church supported him and maintained his innocence through two trials ...Phillips said that Masterson would read their daughter books, take her on walks and to ballet lessons ... .
I'm home! Whooo!” she said minutes in ... ... 1 ... He “said no to everything” — after all, if she wanted to go to the movies or take a ballet class, she should get a job and pay for it. “But that was the best lesson he could teach me,” Madonna said ...
The 51-year-old mum of two teenagers embodied the essence of the show, a middle-aged celebrity with no dance experience bar ballet lessons as a child ...Perhaps the lesson is that we should not blame others for our mental health but look to ourselves ... .