balletbăl´ā, bălā´ [key] [Ital. ballare=to dance], classic, formalized solo or ensemble dancing of a highly controlled, dramatic nature performed to music.
Sections in this article:
- The Development of Ballet in Western Europe
- The Romantic Period and Ballet's Eclipse
- The Modern Ballet Renaissance
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