DBT Ballet students are also trained in Character Dancing, a stylized representation of a traditional folk, or national dance, mostly from eastern European countries, and uses movements and music which have been adapted for the theater. Character Dance is extremely important since it is such an integral part of the classical ballet repertoire. A good example of character dance in ballet is the series of national dances which take place at the beginning of Act III of Swan Lake. Don Quixote and Paquita also feature many character variations based on traditional Spanish dances. Popular character dance adaptations for ballet include the national dances of Hungary, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain - the Csardas, Mazurka, Tarantella, Polka, Habanera and Flamenco, to name a few. Character Dance helps students develop their understanding of rhythm and improve their ability to express themselves on stage.
5690 County Line Pl.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Denver Ballet Theatre's mission is to serve the region with artistic excellence in classical ballet through enlightening performances, educational outreach and the finest pre-professional training in the Vaganova teaching syllabus.