What is the difference between classical ballet and neoclassical ballet?
Neoclassical, commonly called Lyrical ballet is more of a flowy, jazzy style of ballet. Mostly danced in demi-pointe slippers made of canvas or leather you use typical classical ballet moves but interpret (sp?) the music more. THIS ABOVE IS TOTALLY INCORRECT. Neoclassical ballet is Balanchine (NYCB). Instead of long story ballets, the pieces are short. It is danced characteristly in a fast pace. Classical ballet consists of story ballets such as Sleeing Beauty,Giselle, Swan Lake and La Sylphide. The styles would be Vagonova,Cecchetti and French School.