Jane Hudson: 5 Charming Dances from All over the World

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Freelance writer and college English professor, Jane Hudson, provides Metro Jacksonville's readers with a list of five dances all over the world that have grown in popularity over the years.

2. Ballet

Since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballerina. Ballet is charming, graceful, and extremely romantic. Dating back to 15th century Italy, the ballet was popular in the court, with elaborate, heavily-costumed performances. That style is quite different from the style we have come to know with the less cumbersome dance outfits, the softer styles of dress and ballet slippers. Today’s ballerina has become almost an ethereal angel, one who twirls in a foamy white skirt, round and round on her toes. Going to the ballet is a delightful luxury for many ballet fans in modern times.

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