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I honestly have never seen or watched a Ballet , a professional done one at least. And I really want to watch one but cannot find where to watch one online or anything.

Does anyone know where I might be able watch one?

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Yes, as a matter of fact, there are full-length ballets on YouTube. They are extremely hard to find, though. When I stumbled on the first one, I was only able to find others by clicking on the little "suggestions" on the right and sort of going from video to video until I found the ballet I wanted on the side to click on. I'm sure there's a combination of keywords that allow you to find these via the search bar, but I haven't found it yet. :P


Here's a link to get you started-my personal favourite ballet at the moment: Bayadere-Royal Ballet, 1991 :D


Your library may also have some videos, and Ballet in Cinema also has ballets that you can go see at your local movie theatre that are streamed live.

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Beatlefeet63, time to ask your parents to take you to the theatre!!! There is really nothing like the experience of seeing ballet live!

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Thank you ascballerina!! I will definitely look into those :)

@Clara 76 I have recently asked my parents to take me. Ballet Austin is performing Romeo & Juliet in May, so I have asked for tickets to go for my birthday (as it is this weekend! Yay! :P ) so definitely hoping to go :D

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Wonderful, Beatlefeet63!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am crossing my fingers for you!

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I hope you're able to go! What a wonderful opportunity. Happy Birthday, too!

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I agree there is nothing quite like seeing live dance, but failing that, I've found that Vimeo is a really great resource for ballet clips. The quality tends to be better than youtube, and they have an interesting selection of more contemporary work as well.

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I will have to check that out! Thank you :)

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Youtube has some great video clips of ballets and ballet movies.... netflix has the nutcracker and the local library has a large selection.... i am a ballet frezk.. always doing ballet so i know how you feel... :)


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On YouTube, I have been able to find full-length versions of many classics by several different companies, such as: Swan Lake, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, Raymonda, La Sylphide, The Firebird, Paquita, and La Fille Mal Gardée.


I have the links saved if you want me to pass you the link to any one in particular!


I never thought of checking Vimeo! That's a great idea, thanks, gingerly!

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