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a history

One of the oldest dance forms in history, ballet has rich, layered origins that have been difficult to uncover. The beginning of ballet can be traced all the way back to the 16th century. 



Ballet originated from the Italian Renaissance of the 15th century, developed as court entertainment. Rich men and women attended events with dance as one of the forms of entertainment. Over time, the technique of ballet was refined.

Natalia Osipova, Royal Ballet 2013

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