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|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).