I Was A Little Girl Essay

1124 Words Nov 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a strong connection to ballet. When I was in elementary school my mom put me in ballet classes because she saw my connection to ballet. I loved ballet and I enjoyed learning the movements. Unfortunately, as I grew older I suffered from severe stage fright, so I stopped dancing. Although I did not stop admiring ballet, I decorated my room in a ballerina theme, I went and watched many performances as well. From my admiration of ballet, I have learned a lot about the history, types of ballets, types of moves, and process of becoming a ballet dancer. Ballet in the dictionary is characterized as “A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses” (Ballet). Ballet is so much more than what people think it is. It takes a very special person to dance ballet and it is not hard to fall in love with the grace of this beautiful dance.
Ballet has a very distinct history. Ballet originally was created in the Italian Renaissance courts around the 15th century. When ballet was first created it was a dance that was performed in honor of royalty. Dancing and music was a part of celebrations and that is where ballet really began to flourish. In the 16th century, the wife of King Henry II of France, began to incorporate ballet into the French courts. Centuries later King Louis XIV helped to make ballet even more popular in France. He was very passionate about dance…

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