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100

Characterized by the creation of percussion-like musically-focused rhythm performance using special shoes striking on the floor in accordance with the dancing music.


Tap dance

100

Small moving jump in which the feet tap together in the air, and each jump lands in fourth position.

Chassé

100

The libretto chronicles the story of a young girl doomed by a wicked sorcerer who casts a spell condemning her to be a swan during the day and a human only at night. In order to break the spell, a young man must profess his undying love for her.

Swan Lake

100

She was the first African American promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. 

Misty Copeland

100

American Ballet Theatre

New York City

200

These dances usually have quick footsteps, lots of leaps and turns and unique moves. It is typically paired with upbeat music such as hip-hop or show tunes to add a theatrical flare

Jazz

200

A simple point of the toe away from your body. It is the foundation of many other moves in ballet.

Tendu

200

The story revolves around two young lovers that come from feuding families who forbid them to be together. At the climax of the tale, the two commit suicide.

Romeo and Juliet

200

He is known as the father of American ballet and choreographed 400 works. 

George Balanchine

200

The Royal Ballet

London

300

This style is done with a partner, almost always a man and a woman. Includes the paso doble, tango, rumba, and the Viennese waltz.

Ballroom dance

300

A dancer stands on one leg – the supporting leg – with the other leg – the working leg – turned out and extended behind the body, with both legs held straight.

Arabesque

300

The story revolves around a woman who has two lovers. She is considered the most beautiful and best dancer in her village, and yet, she dies of a broken heart. After her death, she is summoned from her grave by a group of supernatural women.

Giselle

300

His music serves as the score for Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker.

Tchaikovsky

300

___ Opera Ballet

Paris

400

Breakdancing is the most well known type of this dance, but other styles include krumping, popping and locking.

Hip hop

400

Releves in which you bring the toes of your front foot to meet the toes of your back foot as you lift up.

Sous-sous

400

A quintessential romantic dreamer breaks from reality and escapes into a fantasy of his own making, believing he is a knight who must revive the golden age of chivalry.

Don Quixote

400

A dancer from the Soviet Union and a former principal at the ABT, he is known as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of all time. 

Mikhail Baryshnikov

400

Mariinsky Ballet

St. Petersburg

500

Focus on free leg movement, strong stress on the torso, disordered choreography, unpredictability, multiple and simultaneous actions, improvisation, and non-standardized costumes.

Contemporary

500

The dancer draws a circle from the front of his or her body to the back, toes pointed, leg long. This can be performed with the toes tracing along the floor or the foot lifted to any height.

Rond de Jambe

500

The story revolves around Dr. Coppelius, who creates a life-size dancing doll with whom the villagers become obsessed. The ballet follows the romantic games of sweethearts Franz and Swanhilda.

Coppélia

500

This American professional ballet company was founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. It is based in New York City.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

500

Teatro La Scala

Milan