Can-Can Dance Performed in Paris

The first Can-Can dance was performed by dancer, Elise Sargent at the Jardin Mabille Continue reading

Origins of Polka Dance

The Polka folk dance originated in Bohemia, Czech Republic in 1830. Continue reading

Maria Taglioni

Marie Taglioni, Comtesse Gilbert de Voisins (23 April 1804 – 22 April 1884) was a Swedish ballet dancer of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance. Continue reading

Maria Taglioni Wears a Tutu

Maria Taglioni was the first ballerina to wear a tutu during the performance of La Sylphide at Paris Opera on March 12, 1832. Continue reading

Maria Taglioni First Ballerina Dances on Point

Maria Taglioni was the first ballerina to dance on point or her toes during a performance of La Sylphide, at the Paris Opera on March 12, 1832. Continue reading

First book on the Dance History

A book was published on the dance history in France by Claude-Francois Menestrier, in 1682. The book was Des ballets anciens et modernes (On Dances Ancient and Modern),
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