Basic Principles of Classical Ballet Book
Score: 5
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Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

  • Author : Agrippina Vaganova
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-04-18
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486121055

Basic Principles of Classical Ballet Excerpt :

Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118 illustrations.

Basic Ballet Book

Basic Ballet

  • Author : Joyce Mackie
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1980-06-26
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106006224437

Basic Ballet Excerpt :

Illustrates the fundamental movements and positions of ballet, and defines many of the French terms that are associated with ballet.

Ballet 101 Book
Score: 4
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Ballet 101

  • Author : Robert Greskovic
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : 0879103256

Ballet 101 Excerpt :

Presents a look at the world of dance; an analysis of ballet movement, music, and history; a close-up look at popular ballets; and a host of performance tips.

Ballet Basics Book

Ballet Basics

  • Author : Sandra Noll Hammond
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Ballet
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048241759

Ballet Basics Excerpt :

Written for the adult beginner, Ballet Basics is a well-illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique. The text also provides an overview of the history of ballet.

Ballet Basics Book

Ballet Basics

  • Author : Sandra Noll Hammond
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Ballet
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 0874842581

Ballet Basics Excerpt :

Written for the adult beginner, Ballet Basics is a well-illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique. The text also provides an overview of the history of ballet and introduces students to the world of ballet.

Ballet Book


  • Author : Anna Paskevska
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136612978

Ballet Excerpt :

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ballet For Dummies Book

Ballet For Dummies

  • Author : Scott Speck
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-11-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119643142

Ballet For Dummies Excerpt :

Whether you want to participate in ballet or just watch it, the ballet experience can excite and inspire you. Ballet is among the most beautiful forms of expression ever devised: an exquisite mix of sight and sound, stunning, aesthetics, and awesome technique. Ballet For Dummies is for anyone who wants to enjoy all that the dance forms offers – as an onlooker who wants to get a leg up on the forms you're likely to see or as an exercise enthusiast who understands that the practice of ballet can help you gain: More strength Greater flexibility Better body alignment Confidence in movement Comfort through stress reduction Infinite grace – for life From covering the basics of classical ballet to sharing safe and sensible ways to try your hand (and toes) at moving through the actual dance steps, this expert reference shows you how to: Build your appreciation for ballet from the ground up. Choose the best practice space and equipment. Warm up to your leap into the movements. Locate musical options for each exercise. Look for certain lifts in a stage performance. Tell a story with gestures. Picture a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer. Identify best-loved classic and contemporary ballets. Speak the language of ballet. Today you can find a ballet company in almost every major city on earth. Many companies have their own ballet schools – some for training future professionals, and others for interested amateurs. As you fine-tune your classical ballet technique – or even if you just like to read about it – you'll become better equipped to fully appreciate the great choreography and many styles of the dance. Ballet For Dummies raises the curtain on a world of beauty, grace, poise, and possibility! Ballet For Dummies (9781119643104) was previously published as Ballet For Dummies (9780764525681). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Ballet Book


  • Author : Robin Rinaldi
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Ballet
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438131894

Ballet Excerpt :

An introduction to ballet, discussing the history, styles, and famous dancers and choreographers.

Ballerina Body Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Ballerina Body

  • Author : Misty Copeland
  • Publisher : Grand Central Life & Style
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455596317

Ballerina Body Excerpt :

The celebrated ballerina and role model shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health. Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture." In other words, the body of a ballerina. In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to get healthier and stronger and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible with: Step-by-step advice Meal plans focusing on heathy fats Workout routines Words of inspiration, including excerpts from Misty's personal journal

Ballet Book


  • Author : Sandra Noll Hammond
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478608912

Ballet Excerpt :

The clear writing style, vivid analogies, and illustrations that show movement come alive are among many features that make Ballet: Beyond the Basics a proven, indispensible guide. The rich historical tradition of ballet is foundational to Hammonds approach to helping intermediate ballet studentsthose who are familiar with basic ballet terminology, understand correct body placement, and can easily perform elementary techniques expand their technical development and artistic growth. Although written to encourage students and teachers who deal with the most challenging phase of ballet training, experienced dancers seeking to refresh their knowledge and enhance their level of achievement can benefit from Hammonds reliable, timeless advice.

A Night at the Ballet Book

A Night at the Ballet

  • Author : Margaret Goldston
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release Date : 2005-05-03
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 1457412586

A Night at the Ballet Excerpt :

A Night at the Ballet will take piano students on a fascinating journey into the exciting world of ballet. It presents the stories and music from some of the most beloved ballets in history. Along with appealing late elementary and early-intermediate arrangements, you will find instructions for organizing a ballet-themed recital, interesting highlights of ballet history, an explanation of ballet terms, brief composer biographies and more. In addition, fun activity pages are included for each of the seven ballets explored.

Ballet Dance Book

Ballet Dance

  • Author : Karen Marie Graves
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2007-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1429601191

Ballet Dance Excerpt :

"Describes ballet dancing, including history, training, moves, and performance"--Provided by publisher.

Ballet Class Book

Ballet Class

  • Author : Melissa R. Klapper
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190908683

Ballet Class Excerpt :

Surveying the state of American ballet in a 1913 issue of McClure's Magazine, author Willa Cather reported that few girls expressed any interest in taking ballet class and that those who did were hard-pressed to find anything other than dingy studios and imperious teachers. One hundred years later, ballet is everywhere. There are ballet companies large and small across the United States; ballet is commonly featured in film, television, literature, and on social media; professional ballet dancers are spokespeople for all kinds of products; nail polish companies market colors like "Ballet Slippers" and "Prima Ballerina;" and, most importantly, millions of American children have taken ballet class. Beginning with the arrival of Russian dancers like Anna Pavlova, who first toured the United States on the eve of World War I, Ballet Class: An American History explores the growth of ballet from an ancillary part of nineteenth-century musical theater, opera, and vaudeville to the quintessential extracurricular activity it is today, pursued by countless children nationwide and an integral part of twentieth-century American childhood across borders of gender, class, race, and sexuality. A social history, Ballet Class takes a new approach to the very popular subject of ballet and helps ground an art form often perceived to be elite in the experiences of regular, everyday people who spent time in barre-lined studios across the United States. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, including children's books, memoirs by professional dancers and choreographers, pedagogy manuals, and dance periodicals, in addition to archival collections and oral histories, this pathbreaking study provides a deeply-researched national perspective on the history and significance of recreational ballet class in the United States and its influence on many facets of children's lives, including gender norms, consumerism, body image, children's literature, extracurricular activities, and popular culture

Getting Started in Ballet Book

Getting Started in Ballet

  • Author : Maureen Janson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
  • Genre: EDUCATION
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190226190

Getting Started in Ballet Excerpt :

"From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent's Guide to Dance Education leads parents of prospective dancers through a full range of considerations, encouraging careful thinking and informed decision-making when embarking on dance training"--