19th century French acrobat Jules Léotard who the traditional leotard is named after

The history of the dance leotard

The leotard we know and love today is a one-piece garment that covers the upper body while leaving the legs free ⁠— but it hasn't always looked this way. Here we chart this rise and rise of this famed dancewear staple! 

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The painting 'Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing' by William Blake (1786)

9 famous artworks inspired by dance

Dance has long been a subject explored by many of the world’s most respected artists ⁠— and for good reason. Here we showcase some of our favorite historical works of art centered around the medium of dance.

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