Essay On Ballet Dance

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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, …show more content…
According to Isport Ballet, there are six different methods. The first method is called Cecchetti. Cecchetti was created by Enrico Cecchetti in Russia. The Cecchetti method is structured as dividing up the movements of classical ballet into a science. It combines precisely executed movements and has a set class regime to be followed every day. Today this method is still taught by many national ballet schools. The next method is called Vaganova. Vaganova most exemplifies Russian ballet today. This “method is focused on a slow, gradual technical procession. Students begin repeating simple tendus and plies, mastering every aspect of these essential elements before moving on” (The Major Methods of Ballet). This method has created some of the best ballet dancers in the world. Another method is called Balanchine, also originating in Russia. This “method brings together elements of traditional, pre-Vanganova ballet training with the neo-classicalism” (The Major Methods of Ballet). Speed is a major part of this method, students learn moves at a faster pace than others, in order to make more bend and have quicker transitions to other dance moves. This method is taught to the rhythm of music as well. The next method is called Bournoville, originating in Denmark. “As the performance stages in Denmark were notoriously tiny…[this] method was designed to make the most of the small dancing

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