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The History and Impact of Ballet - Cynthia Pratt
Apr. 1st, 3rd, 8th, & 10th - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET, In person
All sessions included
How did ballet start? Why are all the terms in French? When did female dancers first start dancing on their toes (en pointe)? These questions and many more are answered in this four-session course designed to give an overview of the fascinating history of the art of ballet. In this class we will cover the inception and institutionalization of ballet and it’s use as a political tool as well as a means of escapism and artistic expression. The class will include viewing sections of some of ballet’s “greatest hits” and introduce participants to dance luminaries throughout the centuries.