We use comparisons to understand and explain things better. One might say, “It's as cold as a well digger's ass,” and we would conclude, indeed, it is a bit chilly outside; as warm as a mother's embrace, brief as boxers, mad as a hatter. You get the idea.
Ballet can be compared to classical music. It has its traditions and follows much the same treatments. Jazz dance can be compared to jazz music. Although today, some jazz dance might be compared to pop music or, sadly, a television j