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What year was ballet originally discovered??

Ballet as we know it today developed from the court dances in Italy and France in the late 1500’s. The first dramatic ballet of importance is said to be Le Ballet Comique de la Reine in 1581.

In 1661 L’Academie Nationale de la Danse – the national school of dance – was founded by Louis X1V. This could be said to be the start of the Paris Opera Ballet which is now a famous international ballet company and school.

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