Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris). The Dancing Class, ca. 1870. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.184) #dance #Degas | This is the very first of Degas’s innumerable scenes of ballet dancers going through their paces in the studios and rehearsal rooms of the Paris Opéra.