The British Association of Teachers of Dancing


Ballet dance is a very formal, disciplined and classic dance form with specific terminology, technique and choreography. Ballet dance originated in 16th and 17th century French courts, and was further developed in England, Italy, and Russia as a concert dance form. There are many methods of teaching Ballet, Cecchetti, Vaganova, French, Balanchine to name a few.

Ballet education is taught in a systematic way with the understanding of the basic principles and the quality execution of such. Musicality, technical facility, coordination, and dedication all contribute to the qualities of a Ballet Dancer. Ballet dance is typically performed to classical music; however it has developed through time to include a more contemporary style. It is taught in ballet dance schools and studios around the world, with students ranging in age from toddlers to adults. Classes consist of Barre, Center Floor, Adage, Petite Allegro, Grand Allegro, Choreography, Cool Down and Reverence.

In order to become proficient at ballet dance, one must be extremely dedicated to the art and diligent in regard to practice and rehearsal time.