Examples of Classical Ballet Variations:

2021 GDC International

List of suggested Classical Ballet Variations – the lists below are simply suggestions. At all times competitors should perform age-appropriate repertoire.

Suitable for Category A (must be performed on pointe)

• Coppelia (A. St. Leon) 1st Act Variation

• Don Quixote (M. Petipa) Cupid Variation

• Fairy Doll (S. Legat)

• Flower Festival at Genzano (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux Variations

• Giselle (J. Perrot, J. Coralli) Peasant Pas de Deux Variations

• Graduation Ball (D. Lichine) Pas De Deux Variations

• Harlequinade (M. Petipa) Pas De Deux Variations

• La Bayadere (M. Petipa) Three Shade Variations

• La Fille Mal Gardee (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) Pas de Deux Variations

• Laurencia (V. Chabukiani)

• La Sylphide (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• Le Corsaire (M. Petipa) Pas d'Esclave and Variations, Odalisque Variations, Jardin Anime, Act III Pas de Deux and Variations

• Les Sylphides/Chopiniana (M. Fokine) Male and Female Mazurkas, Waltz # 7 and Waltz # 11, Prelude

• Napoli (A. Bournonville) Pas de Six and all Variations

• Paquita (M. Petipa) All Variations

• Raymonda (M. Petipa) All Variations

• Satanella (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and Variations • Swan Lake (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois and Variations, Odette's Variation, Act II Black Swan Pas de Deux and Variations

• Swan Lake (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois Variations

• The Awakening of Flora (M. Petipa) Variations

• The Cavalry Halt (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• The Flames of Paris (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux Variations

• The Nutcracker Suite (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

• The Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Aurora Variations from Act I and Act II, Blue Bird Pas de Deux and Variations, Wedding Pas de Deux and Variations.

• The Talisman (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• Walpurgis Nacht (L. Lavrovsky) Pas de Deux and Variations.


Suitable for Category B Ballet – may be performed on demi or pointe

General Division competitors are allowed and encouraged to slightly modify and simplify the above variations to fit their technical skill level.

• Coppelia (A. St. Leon) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• Don Quixote (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• Fairy Doll (S. Legat)

• Flower Festival at Genzano (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• Giselle (J. Perrot, J. Coralli) Variation of Giselle, Act I Peasant Pas de Deux and Variations, Pas de Deux Variations from Act II

• Harlequinade (M. Petipa) Pas De Deux and Variations

• La Bayadere (M. Petipa) Three Shade Variations, Act III; Gamzatti Variation, Pas de Deux and Variations, Bronze Idol

• La Esmeralda (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• La Fille Mal Gardee (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• La Sylphide (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• Laurencia (V. Chabukiani)

• Le Corsaire (M. Petipa) Pas d'Esclave and Variations, Odalisque Variations, Jardin Anime, Act III Pas de Deux and Variations

• Les Sylphides/Chopiniana (M. Fokine) Male and Female Mazurkas, Waltz # 7 and Waltz # 11, Prelude

• Napoli (A. Bournonville) Pas de Six and all Variations

• Paquita (M. Petipa) All Variations

• Raymonda (M. Petipa) All Variations

• Swan Lake (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois and Variations

• The Flames of Paris (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

• The Nutcracker Suite (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

• The Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Aurora Variations from Act I and Act II (under 2:30 minutes), Blue Bird Pas de Deux and Variations, Wedding Pas de Deux and Variations.

• The Cavalry Halt (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

• The Talisman (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations