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Ballet Academia is an academic aesthetic that takes aspects from many different academias and focuses them on ballet and the ballet world. It takes the already-present romanticism of ballets themselves and gears it towards the academia culture.

Activities

Ballet Academia activities are either learning about ballet or activities relating to it, such as:

  • Learning some French so you can understand some of Ballet's specific words.
  • Memorizing terminology, the translations, and the steps
  • Obsessively stretching and strengthening while studying (doing homework in your splits)
  • Knowing the plot points and characters of the major ballets
  • Learning variations off of the internet
  • Listening to ballet soundtracks and being able to name them when they come up in media
  • Starting taking ballet classes as an adult because you're never too old

Fashion

Clothing for this aesthetic is elegant and graceful, and are usually dancing leotards or performance dresses.

Tops

  • Black, white, and nude leotards
  • Pastel coloured sundresses (preferable white or pink)
  • Button blouses
  • Long, elegant dresses
  • Wrap sweaters
  • Halter necks
  • Bodysuits

Bottoms

  • Romantic length tutus
  • Baggy leg warmers and warm up clothes
  • Ballerina skirts

Footwear

  • Tights (pink and skin color)
  • Ballet flats
  • Translucent stockings

Accessories

  • Flower crowns
  • Ribbons
  • Bobby pins (to keep your hair in place)
  • Small jewelry that won't get in the way (think small, whimsical earrings)
  • Veils

Materials:

  • Tulle
  • Sheer
  • Feathers

Media

Movies

  • An American in Paris (1951)
  • Ballet Shoes (2007)
  • Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)
  • Barbie in the Pink Shoes (2013)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Billy Elliot (2000)
  • Bolshoi (2017)
  • Suspiria (2018)
  • The Red Shoes (1948)

TV Shows

  • Dance Academy (2010-2013)
  • Find Me in Paris (2018-2020)

Books

  • Tiny Pretty Things
  • Shiny Broken Pieces
  • Dancing in the Dark
  • Ballet Shoes

Anime/Manga

  • Princess Tutu

Other

  • Swan Lake
  • Giselle
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Professionally filmed ballet performances

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