Some of the best-known ballet steps and movements are the pirouette, plié, brisé and chassé. These terms, like most of the words used in ballet terminology, are French. The website of the American Ballet Theatre provides... More » Art & Literature

Business casual to formal attire is standard for most people attending a ballet performance in the United States. For opening night, more formal attire is appropriate. While people do wear jeans and other casual attire, ... More » Beauty & Fashion Clothing Dress Codes

Some ballets featured in cinema include "Jewels," "La Sylphide," "The Pharaoh's Daughter," "Lost Illusions" and "Marco Spada," all performed by the Bolshoi Ballet filmed live in Moscow. Ballet in cinema can be found onli... More » Art & Literature
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Dancing with a turnboard requires performing a pirouette as usual, but with the dancer's foot flat on the turnboard instead of on pointe. Using a turnboard allows dancers to practice elements of pirouettes, such as arm p... More » Art & Literature

One tip for adults taking ballet classes is to master pliés early, as they are the one of the most common moves in ballet and can result in painful shin splints if not executed properly. Another tip is to be patient and ... More » Art & Literature

Most studios offering ballet classes require children to wear tights, leotards and slippers. However, the specific kind of attire students must wear usually varies by level and gender. Girls generally wear pink ballet sl... More » Art & Literature