A Look At Our Favorite Dance Floor Setups!
In 2019, Ballet is celebrating its ~200th birthday! Actually, no one really knows how old Ballet is… Having reached its peak in the 18th/19th century, Ballet has been an integral part of the arts and of various cultures. The characteristics of Ballet have been around for millennia and it’s even considered to be one of the first “organized” dances as it flourished during the Renaissance era. Prior to the Renaissance, “Ballet” had numerous aliases; the common thread amongst these “a.k.a’s” is that patterns, or shapes, would be made via the choreographed steps of the dance participants. So if you recall the dance scene in Pride & Prejudice between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy- that’s similar to the earliest notions of Ballet. Today’s style that we associate with contemporary Ballerinas (Neoclassical) has influenced dance forms across diverse genres such as modern dance and jazz.
This fun fact about Ballet coincides with today’s blog topic: Dance Floors! While you don’t need to be a Prima Ballerina to ‘cut a rug’ on any of our dance floors, we 1. love a good fun fact and 2. love to learn about the history of modern odds & ends.
We thought it’d be fun to round-up our favorite dance floor setups in honor of Ballet’s birthday! Join us and let’s get footloose…