Why was ballet so important?
Asked in History of France, Dance, Ballet
Why was Louis XIV important to ballet?
He was oh so important to ballet! He loved watching ballet, so much that he wanted to do it himself. He tried doing a jumping step when you're in fifth position and change your feet in the air, but he was overweight and to do the step, he had to hold one beat in the air, and then change. This is now a very important step in ballet. What is the name of this step and the name of the one created for his abilities, or lack there of?
Is there any ballet boarding school for 12 years old girl who is so in love with ballet?
Why should boys do ballet?
Yes boys should do ballet, in fact in some dance schools boys are rare given a 50% scholarship for the whole year on end. Ballet helps girls and boys get stronger muscles and balance. Also girls need partners to lift and do pa de duex with them, So Ballet is very important and does involve a lot of mucle and strenght that why boys choose to do ballet.
How can ballet help your contemporary technique?
Ballet is actually very important for contemporary technique because contemporary is a mix of ballet and modern. You need the technique of ballet and the free movement of modern. Most contemporary dancers have a lot of training in ballet. Ballet also helps with strengthening and building the right muscles needed for contemporary as well as the basic movements such as turning.