1 ½ tons

A male dancer lifts over 1 ½ tons of ballerinas during a performance.

Bare feet

Dancing in bare feet enables the dancer to connect directly with the floor. Some modern dancers put tape on their toes and the balls of their feet to make it easier to turn and slide.

Structured dance

One of the earliest uses of structured dance was introduced in religious ceremonies that told the stories of ancient myths and gods.