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Ballet dance tells a story. Narrative dancing started in India, China, Indonesia and Ancient Greece. It wasn't until the 1400's that ballet dance emerged as a practiced art in Italy. The grace and discipline of ballet dance and ballerinas attracted artist Edgar Degas, who painted and made sculptures of ballerinas.

  1. 1. What artist loved ballet dancers?
    1. a. Degas
    2. b. Rembrandt
    3. c. Van Gogh
  2. 2. Where did narrative dancing start?
    1. a. India
    2. b. Europe
    3. c. America
  3. 3. What does ballet do?
    1. a. Look good
    2. b. Tell a story
    3. c. Sound fancy