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8 Music Videos That Feature Ballet and Are Therefore Our Favorites

We just can't get enough.<p>Today, Ciara unveiled the video for her new track "I Bet," decked in pointe shoes and a re-imagined pink tutu. It's simply stunning and just the latest reminder that ballet can look pretty freakin' awesome even outside of <i>The Nutcracker</i>. Here, we look back on our favorite …

Swan Lake

8 Crazy-Beautiful Ballet-Inspired Pieces

From haute couture on the runway to designer collaborations on the stage, ballet remains en pointe for the fashion set.<p>From haute couture on the runway to designer collaborations on the stage, ballet remains en pointe for the fashion set.

Choreography Bibliography: These Ballet Books Are On Point(e)

I came late to ballet, as I have to many things. I don’t have heart-warming stories of my mother taking me to the Nutcracker every year, or anything …

Dancers from Denmark and China perform classic ballet[1]

Susanne Grinder and Ulrik Birkkjær, principal ballet dancers of Royal Danish Ballet, are invited to perform the lead roles in <i>La Sylphide</i>. [Photo …

'Bolshoi Babylon' exposes the beauty and darkness of the ballet company

British director Nick Read was in Moscow working on a documentary film about a notorious Russian prison in January 2013 when a story broke: The artistic leader of the Bolshoi Ballet was ambushed near his home, the attacker throwing acid in the man's face.<p>The shocking incident made front-page news …

5 Reasons Why Men Can (and Should!) Do Barre Class

<b>Barre class?</b> Like, the ballet-dancer workout? Nope. No way. Not a chance.<p>If you're a human of the dude persuasion, that's probably what you're thinking. That's what I was thinking. My reluctance had a little to do with my prematurely stiff, 26-year-old knees—my grandma and I were once taking the …

"Brown Girls Do Ballet" Is The Next Instagram Account You Need To Follow

It is en pointe.

Ballet

Ballet is Necessary: Teaching Leadership While Breaking Barriers

My passion lies in dances of all kinds. Ballet, Modern, Latin Folk, African, you name it! For years, I was convinced I would grow up to be a professional dancer. I imagined myself dancing all over the world like Josephine Baker and expressing a story through choreography at Jacob's Pillow. …

5 reasons why ballet is good for you

An affiliate of the Royal Academy of Dance, London as well as The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, UK, The School Of Classical Ballet & Western …