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For the Love of Ballet

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Happy Valentine's Day lovelies! You can find romance in almost any famous ballet: Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. But one of the most romantic is Giselle: the story of love, betrayal and redemption. If you're not familiar with the story: it's about a beautiful peasant girl named Giselle who falls in love with a handsome young Duke disguised as a peasant. But when she finds out his true identity and that he is betrothed to another, she becomes so devastated, she loses her mind. Her insanity leads to her death. She becomes a ghost and joins spirits...

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