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  1. The History of Ballet

  2. Early Ballet • First ballet—Le Ballet Comique de la Reine (The Comic Ballet of the Queen) • Dancers were masked and wore excessively heavy costumes. • All roles danced by males

  3. Ballet Early History, Continued • 1681—women began to dance in ballet de cour • Paris becomes dance capital of the world • Louis XIV was a great lover of ballet • 1661—founded Academie de Danse

  4. Five Positions

  5. First Position

  6. Second Position

  7. Third Position

  8. Fourth Position

  9. Fifth Position

  10. The Demi-Plie

  11. The Grand Plie

  12. Saute