To say that ballet takes years of practice, patience, and skill to learn is an understatement. Studying even its basic movements and routines is nothing short of difficult, making this art form one of the most rewarding to master as anything else in the dance world.
So it’s truly impressive that these ballerinas at Chicago’s Multi-Cultural Dance Center have taken an already-challenging dance form to the next level by creating something totally new altogether. Combining the principles of traditional ballet with the style of hip-hop dance movements, these ballerinas have put an incredible new spin on a classic.
And the results, well, they speak for themselves…
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This distinct style is called “hiplet,” a combination of hip-hop and ballet dance. Can you believe how long they can stay en pointe like that? Your feet will hurt just watching them!