Classical Ballet

Ballet is DanceArts core discipline. Classical ballet is based on formalized movements and positions of the arms, feet, and body designed to enable the dancer to move with the greatest possible agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. Classical-ballet technique is based on the turn-out position of the legs, which increases the range of movement through added mobility in the hip joint and also imparts a more pleasing line to the extended leg. (Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. “classical ballet”, accessed April 05, 2015)