Enjoy the Ballet very much & have been going to it since a small child.
My favourite is 'Swan Lake'. Saw the American Ballet Theatre's production last year & really enjoyed it. They gave it a very interesting 'twist' at the end.
THE best I've seen was Matthew Bourne's version, with the male swans bare-chested blokes, with feathery 'trousers'. It was simply brilliant! If you saw movie 'Billy Elliott', the very last scene with a grown-up Billy leaping onto stage, THAT was the lead dancer, Adam Cooper, in the Sadler's Wells production, with costume as in above as I said.
Also enjoy 'Carmen' as a Ballet & see 'The Nutcracker' each two years'.
Ballet in Australia had its' 'Golden Age' with Sir Robert Helpmann, in the '50's & '60's. The artistes' be brought here were marvellous. Bobbie brought Rudolph Nureyev here. The female dancers at the time, Dame Margot Fonteyn et al & the males, like Garth Welsh were the best.
I was late in the ballet-love stakes, however the latent stirring has proved a treat for all the senses. The latest offerings are from the Bolshoi which i will be attending in Simulcast at the Orpheum, Cremorne.
Mum and I used to go regularly until she couldn't see or hear that well. Now my second daughter and I like to watch locally more so than travelling to the city so we can enjoy a lovely dinner prior to the show and don't have far to go home.
Yes, I did do ballet when I was young, at our local RSL hall, & I would stay on after my class & watch the TAP dancing lessons, then I would go home & tap around the house on our wooden floors. many many years later, my mum said she was sorry she didn't let me learn tap dancing! Our daughters never had dance lessons. I can't remember going to see the ballet at the SOH, but a school friend & I do go to the opera sometimes, if she can win & buy cheap tickets.