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Types of Ballet Shoes

Posted on: 03 Feb 2016
Did you know there are different kinds of ballet shoes? When the average person on the street thinks “Ballet,” the first thing in mind is usually a pair of pointe shoes, but as any ballet mom knows, there is so much more. So here’s your primer on the three different kinds of ballet shoes. Split Sole Shoes Any ballerina not on pointe will be wearing ballet slippers of some kind, but the first question is whether to get full sole or split sole shoes. So what is a split sole...

A History Of Ballet (as Told by a Mad Lib)

Posted on: 11 Nov 2015
Print and share with your friends! Ballet began in Italy in the 15th century as part of (1)__________(noun) celebrations. By the 16th century, it had moved to (2)__________(place) where it began to grow more formalized, and by the 17th century, King (3)__________(name) XIV of France, a dancer himself, fully standardized the art form and helped (4)__________(verb) it into a professional craft rather than an (5)__________(adjective) dance style. Opera ballets flourished until the ...
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