Find the best ballet lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to dance ballet. Ballet is a performative dance that originated in the courts of the Italian Renaissance. It later developed into a concert dance form with its own vocabulary of technical terms. Ballet is traditionally choreographed to classical music and has been a strong influence in both the dance world and classical music world. Conventional ballet attire consists of ballet flats, tutus, and a leotard, but some performances feature more extravagant costumes. Ballet dancers are taught by trained instructors in ballet academies around the world, and remains an integral part of many cultures today.