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  • 1. Ballet: Physical and Social Effects By Karson Orrick
  • 2. History• Invented in the early 15th century• Peeked during the Italian Renaissance• Blossomed in Russia and Europe
  • 3. Types •Formal •Pointe
  • 4. Equipment•Gel toe pads•Shoes•Leotard•Bar
  • 5. Positions PositionsFirst Second Third Forth Fifth
  • 6. TechniquesTechniques Techniques ”Ballet technique is arbitrary and”Ballet technique is arbitrary very difficult. Itand very difficult. never becomesIt never becomes easy... it easy... it becomesbecomes possible.” possible.” - Agnes de Mille - Agnes de Mille
  • 7. Common Misconceptions•Does not require strength•Flexibility
  • 8. Physical AdvantagesPhysical Advantages •Core strength •Body control •Gracefulness
  • 9. Physical Disadvantages•Required/pressured tomaintain a lean, fit physique•Low self-esteem
  • 10. Social Advantages
  • 11. Social Disadvantages Social Disadvantages“Letting go of perfectionism,so ingrained in the nature of a ballet dancer,can be the most difficult thing.” - Author Unknown
  • 12. Works CitedSlide 2 image retrieved from Microsoft PowerPoint Clip ArtSlide 3 image received from Microsoft PowerPoint Clip ArtSlide 4 image received from Microsoft PowerPoint Clip ArtSlide 5 image received from http://burnabysouthdance.blogspot.com/Slide 6 image received from Microsoft PowerPoint Clip ArtSlide 7 image received from Microsoft PowerPoint Clip ArtSlide 8 image received from http://burnabysouthdance.blogspot.com/Slide 9 image received from Microsoft PowerPoint Clip ArtSlide 11 image received from “The Developing Child” by Helen BeeSlide 11 image received from Microsoft PowerPoint Clip Art