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classical ballet


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A form of theatrical dance that has evolved over the past 300 years from its origins in France. It is highly academic in its training and technically demanding in performance. It differs from most other forms of dance in its fundamental requirement of turnout, in which the legs rotate 90 degrees in the hip socket to allow greater freedom of movement. This gives ballet its distinctive line. Pointework is another defining feature.

Subjects: Dance.


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