Link: Terms and Position in Ballet (From Gaynor Minden)

Teen Vogue's Strictly Ballet video series

The cast of West Side Story between takes, 1961

I frequently remind my students, when working on a variation, that the majority of early Disney animation was based on classical ballet - the delicate hands, the lift in the upper arms, etc, all those "princess traits" we recognize. This is a beautiful example.

"Date A Girl Who Dances" - A Moving Essay by Steffi Carter, San Diego Ballet