A quick guide positions, Nomenclature and study information on Ballet
Ballet (from the French Ballet) is the name given to a style of dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts during the fifteenth century, and which is even more developed in England, Russia and France as a concert dance form. The first performances in front of the audience were made with the audience seated on tiers or galleries, arranged on three sides of the dance floor. They are mainly performed with classical music accompaniment.
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