Classical ballet is a traditional, formal style of ballet that adheres to classical ballet technique. It is known for its aesthetics and rigorous technique (such as pointe work, turnout of the legs, and high extensions), its graceful, flowing, and precise movements, and its ethereal qualities.
There are stylistic variations related to area of origin, which are denoted by classifications such as Russian ballet, French ballet, British ballet and Italian ballet. For example, Russian ballet features high extensions and dynamic turns, whereas Italian ballet tends to be more grounded, with a focus on fast, intricate footwork. Many of the stylistic variations are associated with specific training methods that have been named after their originators. Despite the variations, the performance and movement vocabulary of classical ballet are largely consistent throughout the world.
El ballet clásico es el más formal dentro de los estilos de ballet y adhiere a la técnica tradicional de ballet. Hay variaciones según el lugar de origen como el ballet ruso, el ballet francés o el ballet italiano. Entre sus características distintivas están el uso de las puntas, sus gráciles, sus fluidos y precisos movimientos, y sus cualidades etéreas.