The Dancing Class
|The Dancing Class|
|Dimensions||19.7 cm × 27 cm (7.8 in × 11 in)|
|Location||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City|
The Dancing Class is an oil painting by Edgar Degas. It was painted about 1870. It was the first of Degas's "ballet pictures". The painting depicts a dancing class at the Paris Opéra. The dancer in the center is Joséphine Gaujelin (or Gozelin).
- The Dancing Class, Metropolitan Museum, retrieved 2013-01-23
- Impressionism: a centenary exhibition, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on The Dancing Class (p. 94-98)