What Is Ballet?

Answer Ballet performed today differs greatly from its origins. Originally the term was applied to Renaissance dances of the Italian court. Only men performed, as any form of acting was considered disgr... Read More »

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What Is a Ballet Bun?

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What is the Louisville Ballet?

The Louisville Ballet is the State Ballet of Kentucky and was founded in March 1952. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to become one of the nation's premiere regional ballet companies. It be... Read More »

What Are the Ballet Positions?

Ballet positions are the beginning of instruction in ballet. However, early ballet positions by beginning dancers rarely represent mastery. The ballet positions are corresponding feet and arm mov... Read More »

What Are Ballet Flats?

Ballet flats are shoes inspired by ballerina slippers. Ballerina, or ballet, slippers are rounded-toe, form fitting, thin flat footwear worn by ballerinas during their dances. A true ballerina slip... Read More »