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Most people have some idea of what ballet is. In fact, most community centers and physical education programs offer ballet in their repertoire of dance classes. The tutus, tights, and pastel colors are often seen as sweet, but truth beneath ballet is much more complex. It is a fundamental type of dance, because it is deceptively technical. The skill, muscle, flexibility, and attention to detail required to make ballet look effortlessly emotive is something hardly seen beyond the professionals...

Where did this high technical and highly emotive art form start? Ballet is rumored to have been around since the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century, where artistic dance was celebrated in the courts. This explains why the Italian word for ballet, “ballare,” means simply “to dance.” When ballet was brought to France in the 17th century and Russia in the 18th century, the art of ballet developed in its artistic and technical refinement. This is why today, ballet is known for displaying an incredible range of emotion, pulling on viewers’ heartstrings. In every aspect of ballet, its European ties shine through. For example, most ballet is set to classical music, a genre pioneered and popularized by European composers.

Fast forwarding to modern day, the ballet you see on stage today has detached itself from certain traditions. For example, traditional, classical ballet involved elaborate costumes. They consisted of layers upon layers of costume, with intricate masks, weighty headdresses, and tiny heeled shoes. Although ballet remains devoted to visual appeal, the costumes have become more practical. Even in professional products, specially designed costumes can accommodate sliding, hopping, turning, curtsying, and other necessary maneuvers. Perhaps one of the biggest costume changes is with the shoes; today, everyone can recognize the delicate sheen of a lightweight ballet slipper.

When you go to see a ballet, keep in mind the types of ballets available: story ballets, plotless ballets, classical ballets, neo-classical ballets, and contemporary ballets. Story ballets are a great option for those who are a little reluctant but intrigued. With a story being the focal point, viewers who are new to this art and unaware of technique can be guided by plot. Story ballets often feature classical techniques, so you will still get to experience the ethereal, graceful aesthetic most commonly associated with ballet. Think of productions such as The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

Everyone should experience a ballet at some point in their lives. It is a formal, artful affair like no other. Some of the most popular ballets of all time include Spartacus, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Firebird, Carmen, Anna Kerenina, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, La Bayadere, and Cinderella. From mainstream adaptions to foreign favorites, there is a ballet for everyone. Book your tickets today.

Ballet Events Near You

Merchant Hall At Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, VA
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May 5, 2019
Sun 3:00 PM
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The Maryland Theatre - Hagerstown, MD
416 tickets left!
May 5, 2019
Sun 3:00 PM
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Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts - Annapolis, MD
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May 11, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
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Merchant Hall At Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, VA
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May 17, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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The Maryland Theatre - Hagerstown, MD
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May 18, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
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Merchant Hall At Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, VA
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May 18, 2019
Sat 3:00 PM
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The Maryland Theatre - Hagerstown, MD
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May 18, 2019
Sat 7:00 PM
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Merchant Hall At Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, VA
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May 18, 2019
Sat 7:30 PM
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Merchant Hall At Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, VA
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May 19, 2019
Sun 3:00 PM
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Merchant Hall At Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, VA
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Jun 1, 2019
Sat 3:00 PM
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Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA
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Jul 11, 2019
Thu 8:30 PM
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Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA
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Jul 12, 2019
Fri 8:30 PM
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Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA
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Jul 13, 2019
Sat 8:30 PM
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The Weinberg Center For The Arts - Frederick, MD
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Nov 8, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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George Mason Center For The Arts - Concert Hall - Fairfax, VA
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Dec 10, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
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George Mason Center For The Arts - Concert Hall - Fairfax, VA
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Dec 11, 2019
Wed 7:00 PM
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Hippodrome Theatre At The France-Merrick PAC - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 13, 2019
Fri 7:00 PM
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Hippodrome Theatre At The France-Merrick PAC - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 14, 2019
Sat 12:00 PM
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Hippodrome Theatre At The France-Merrick PAC - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 14, 2019
Sat 4:00 PM
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Hippodrome Theatre At The France-Merrick PAC - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 14, 2019
Sat 8:00 PM
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Music Center At Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD
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Dec 15, 2019
Sun 2:00 PM
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Music Center At Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD
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Dec 15, 2019
Sun 7:00 PM
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Music Center At Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD
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Dec 16, 2019
Mon 8:00 PM
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Peacock Theatre London - London, GL
Apr 26, 2019
Fri 5:00 PM
Brown Theater at Wortham Center - Houston, TX
Apr 26, 2019
Fri 7:00 PM
BJCC Theatre - Birmingham, AL
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Apr 26, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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Clowes Memorial Hall - Indianapolis, IN
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Apr 26, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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Knight Theatre at Levine Center for the Arts - Charlotte, NC
Apr 26, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
Auditorium Theatre - IL - Chicago, IL
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Apr 26, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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Dr. Phillips Center - Walt Disney Theater - Orlando, FL
Apr 26, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Andrew Jackson Hall - Nashville, TN
Apr 26, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
Byham Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
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Apr 26, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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David H. Koch Theater - New York, NY
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Apr 26, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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KeyBank State Theatre - Cleveland, OH
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Apr 26, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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Procter & Gamble Hall at Aronoff Center - Cincinnati, OH
Apr 26, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
Peacock Theatre London - London, GL
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 10:30 AM
Brown Theater at Wortham Center - Houston, TX
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 1:30 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco, CA
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
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Peacock Theatre London - London, GL
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
Knight Theatre at Levine Center for the Arts - Charlotte, NC
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
Mainstage at Chandler Center For The Arts - Chandler, AZ
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
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Auditorium Theatre - IL - Chicago, IL
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
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Dr. Phillips Center - Walt Disney Theater - Orlando, FL
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
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David H. Koch Theater - New York, NY
188 tickets left!
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
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Procter & Gamble Hall at Aronoff Center - Cincinnati, OH
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:00 PM
BJCC Theatre - Birmingham, AL
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat 2:30 PM
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Township Auditorium - Columbia, SC
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 3:00 PM
Peacock Theatre London - London, GL
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 5:30 PM
Mainstage at Chandler Center For The Arts - Chandler, AZ
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat 5:30 PM
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BJCC Theatre - Birmingham, AL
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat 7:30 PM
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Township Auditorium - Columbia, SC
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 7:30 PM
Clowes Memorial Hall - Indianapolis, IN
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Apr 27, 2019
Sat 7:30 PM
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Knight Theatre at Levine Center for the Arts - Charlotte, NC
Apr 27, 2019
Sat 7:30 PM