Tag Archives: ballet

Module One Post Eleven (Mathematics of Ballet)

This website talked about the several different ways that math is involved in ballet. This website was a blog that was similar to a lot of other websites I came across, however it still had a lot of good information. This website gave a variety of different examples of math in ballet, such as spatial formation, angles, symmetry, and counting the music. When dancing in a group, dancers stay in formations. These formations are usually geometrical.

This website was useful because there were a lot of different examples, so when I have to narrow down my topic this will be a great website to refer back to. The example I found the most useful was spatial formation because not very many other websites had information o this topic.

Module One Post Ten (The Geometry of Dance)

This website talks about geometry in ballet. It’s very important that dancers understand the elements of geometry when using movement because without it, the movement looks disjointed and unintentional. This site also talked about symmetry and asymmetry, as well as why it’s important. Asymmetry is used to as a method to break the eye from the scene or to demonstrate dissent within the dance.

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Although this website was short it still had a lot of good information. This website not only explained the use of symmetry but the use of asymmetry as well. I learned that if dancers don’t properly understand the use of the elements of geometry when dancing, their movement can look disjointed and unintentional.


Module One Post Eight (Dance Related to Math)


This website talks about angles, musicality, and balance in dance. Dancers must know how high to lift their leg, this is determined in degrees. Their legs are lifted at 45 degrees, 90 degrees and higher. Dancers must also know how to transfer their weight in order to maintain balance. Dancers must also have the ability to memorize movements and counts, as well as on what counts to perform. This site also gives great explanations as to why they think these forms of math are useful to dancers.

This site was useful because not only did it have good information, it also gave great explanations as to why they think these forms of math are useful to dancers. This site also explained angles which was helpful since other sites didn’t give much information on it.

Module One Post Seven (The Mathematical Reasoning Behind Dance)

This website talks about the mathematical reasoning behind dance, but more specifically ballet. One example the website gave is, symmetry, it´s very important that one side of the body matches the other side. Being symmetric helps a dancer with balance. Symmetry usually contributes to the formations of the dancers in a dance. Another example is rhythm, dancers must be able to count the number of counts in a step as well as the beats in music. The most counts in a full set 8.

This site was helpful because not only did it explain the different connections between math and ballet, it also explained why they believed math was in ballet. This website not only explained the connections between math and ballet but other dances as well.

Module 1 Post 15 (The Geometry of Ballet)

This last prezi https://prezi.com/28tsc8jiwg71/the-geometry-of-ballet/ didn’t have much information on rotation, translation, and reflection. Although it did talk about the angles. While performing an arabesque a dancer has to have her leg at a 90-135 degree angle. While performing a grand jete a dancer has to have her legs at 180 degrees so basically a straight line.

This was useful because normally when I view sites with the title geometry of ballet, I normally think it’ll be about geometry but this site was very different and had different examples. This will be useful because I know that angles are even involved in the studio.

Module 1 Post 14 (The Geometry of Ballet)


I found another prezi on geometry in ballet. This prezi has more typos then the other one but it does have useful information. This prezi explained that geometry has helped ballet dancers and it gave new information on how ballet uses rotation, translation, and reflection.

This was useful because it gave new examples of how ballet uses geometry. The explanations were very good. And it Incorporated pictures so it helped me understand how ballet had that specific type of math involved in  it.

Module 1 Post 13 (The Geometry of Ballet)

Since it is getting a little harder to find sites on how ballet is related to math I decided to try a Prezi. I found this one https://prezi.com/72rlha79knaz/the-geometry-of-ballet/ and it was pretty useful so I decided to put it as one of my posts. This Prezi explains basic geometry like reflection translation rotation and symmetry. They gave lots of examples like while doing a pirouette your using rotation.

This was useful because it had examples along with pictures and videos. They explained things really well and it was really helpful. This can also help me understand why posture is so important in ballet because if you are slouching or sitting on one hip it won’t be a proper reflection or you won’t be symmetric.

Module 1 Post 12 (Mathematics Of Ballet)


This site was like many others I found. It was someone else’s blog but they did find really good information. There is a variety of different examples of why math is involved in ballet. For example spacial formations, angles, symmetry and counting the music. All of this is important to a ballerina. When a professional company performs they need apply all of these (especially spacial formation).

This was helpful because there was a lot of examples and I have multiple different forms of math to chose from. The one I found the most useful was the spacial formations because that is very important to a ballerina.

Module 1 Post 11 (The Physicist Who Figured Out Ballet)


I found a site with information on how ballet is related to physics. Ballet involves physics and this site had a lot of information. It explained which moves had physics and how to apply it. It was written by Kevin Laws who is a actual ballet teacher now and who wrote three books. He explained that ballet is much more then practice and really strong toes.

This site helped me because there were multiple examples on how ballet involved physics. Most sites just list one example but this site had multiple. I can also apply this while I’m doing ballet, and I can understand it better if I had my own experience. But overall this was a very helpful site.



Module 1 Post 10 (The Geometry of Dance)



This site explained geometry in ballet. Without geometry the dance wouldn’t look as nice. Dancers form shapes with the bodies so they must understand geometry and what shape they have to form. This site also talks about symmetry and asymmetry and how it is important to a dancer.


This site was useful because it talked about geometry and symmetry and if I want to explore just those 2 topics I have a site I can go on. This site was very short but had good information. Now I know how important geometry in dance is, because without it my dancing won’t look as nice.