A short history, our best tips, your questions answered

Ballet 101

For the ballet-curious

What’s behind that enchanted world you see on stage? How did ballet evolve? What should you wear to a performance? Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this breathtaking art form. 

Going to the ballet

What to wear, when to clap, where to sit: we’ve got all the tips for a perfect night out. 


A short history of ballet

The evolution of ballet spans half a millennium. In this short history, we explore some of its most important (and juiciest) developments.


Ballet FAQs

Everything you always wanted to know about ballet



Delve deeper into the art form with dancer profiles, guides to our ballets, photo galleries, interviews and more.

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