Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Book
Score: 4.5
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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

  • Author : Gail Grant
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486132860

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Excerpt :

From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Book
Score: 4
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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

  • Author : Gail Grant
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1982-01-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0486218430

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Excerpt :

Gail Grant's "Technical Manual" has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides. Completely revised and updated, this third edition is virtually a new work and should be owned by every student, teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast - even those who purchased the second edition. Extensive revision, explansion and the inclusion of more than 300 new terms have added immeasurably the value of this concise, definitive manual.

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.

The Language of Ballet Book

The Language of Ballet

  • Author : Thalia Mara
  • Publisher : Cleveland : World Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Ballet
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106000780723

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Classical Ballet Terms Book
Score: 4
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Classical Ballet Terms

  • Author : Richard Glasstone
  • Publisher : Princeton Book Company Pub
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105110285959

Classical Ballet Terms Excerpt :

Wherever ballet is taught in the world, and in whatever language, it retains one common denominator: the technical terms used are in French, deriving in part from the rules laid down at the time of Louis XIV. Yet there are many discrepancies in the perceived meaning, spelling and usage between various countries and teaching methods, and this dictionary aims to prevent confusion by explaining the precise meanings of over 560 of the French technical terms used in classical ballet. The dictionary is also unique in that it addresses the problems of correct spelling and grammar, such as the fact that French nouns have a gender with which the adjectives qualifying them must agree. These details may be relatively unimportant to the average dancer, but it is essential that they should be correctly applied when dealing with the printed word. While most of the entries are concerned with the correct translation and basic explanation of technical terms, there are also extended entries which trace both the historical background and the linguistic origins of particular aspects of ballet terminology, such as the one on The Orientation of the Body in Space. The dictionary is an essential reference work not only for ballet dancers and teachers, but for all audience members who wish to have a better technical understanding of this most elegant of art forms.

Classical Ballet Technique Book

Classical Ballet Technique

  • Author : Gretchen Ward Warren
  • Publisher : University Press of Florida
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 0813009456

Classical Ballet Technique Excerpt :

Aimed at advanced dancers, this book discusses classical ballet's basic concepts, techniques, and movements

The Ballet Companion Book
Score: 4
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The Ballet Companion

  • Author : Eliza Gaynor Minden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-11-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416595717

The Ballet Companion Excerpt :

A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs, including: Practical advice for getting started, such as selecting a school, making the most of class, and studio etiquette Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems An illustrated guide through ballet class -- warm-up, barre, and center floor Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms Along the way you'll find technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history, and tips on everything from styling a ballet bun to stage makeup to performing the perfect pirouette. Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet's time-honored traditions and essential new information.

Inside Ballet Technique Book

Inside Ballet Technique

  • Author : Valerie Grieg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Ballet dancing
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 1852730439

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Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology Book

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology

  • Author : Karen Sue Clippinger
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2016-01-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492586432

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology Excerpt :

Karen Clippinger’s first edition of Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology was hailed as the definitive text on the topic. This new edition builds on that success by retaining its scientific perspective while making the material more accessible to students and teachers. What’s New? • A suite of online instructor and student ancillaries to support the text • An improved organization that will help teachers better cover the content in their courses • A reduction of the scientific depth to produce a more reader-friendly book that focuses on the musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology that dancers need to know • Graphics, photos, and anatomical illustrations that demonstrate muscle movements and technique considerations and set the book apart from others in its field Primary Focus While much is new in this second edition, Clippinger retains her emphasis on presenting the anatomical and kinesiological material that is essential for dancers to understand. The text includes descriptions of joint structure, key muscles, common alignment problems, select joint mechanics, and movement analysis and includes sample strength and flexibility exercises for each region of the body. Accessible to a Wider Audience Clippinger has made this second edition more engaging to a wider audience and narrowed the scope of the material so it can be more readily covered in a single undergraduate course. And while many of the text examples are dance-specific, its applied nature and its many illustrations make it a great reference for Pilates, yoga, and fitness instructors as well as dance educators and dedicated dancers. New Ancillaries • An instructor guide featuring a sample syllabus and course outline, chapter outlines, lab assignments, answers to review questions, and sample tests • A presentation package providing slides with text and graphics that reinforce key points • A student web resource including assignments, outlines, study sheets, and 20 video clips that demonstrate techniq

Ballerina Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Deirdre Kelly
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771640008

Ballerina Excerpt :

Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection--the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century--who often led double lives as concubines--through the poverty of the corps de ballet dancers in the 1800's and the anorexic and bulimic ballerinas of George Balanchine, starvation and exploitation have plagued ballerinas throughout history. Using the stories of great dancers such as Anna Pavlova, Isadora Duncan, Suzanne Farrell, Gelsey Kirkland, Evelyn Hart, Marie Camargo, and Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly exposes the true rigors for women in ballet. She rounds her critique with examples of how the world of ballet is slowly evolving for the better. But to ensure that this most graceful of dance forms survives into the future, she says that the time has come to rethink ballet, to position the ballerina at its center and accord her the respect she deserves.

Modern Dance Terminology Book

Modern Dance Terminology

  • Author : Paul Love
  • Publisher : Princeton Book Company Pub
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048368206

Modern Dance Terminology Excerpt :

Defines modern dance concepts, terms, principles, and movements in the words of the founders of modern dance, including Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Helen Tamiris.

The Ballet Book Book

The Ballet Book

  • Author : Deborah Bowes
  • Publisher : Firefly Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0228100666

The Ballet Book Excerpt :

"This comprehensive guide... helps youngsters who love ballet to understand the hard work and commitment involved in classical dance training." -- School Library Journal (of the first edition) "A detailed, practical guide for serious ballet students... To balance collections heavy on colorful ballet books for browsers with stars in their eyes, here's a guide for ballet students who are ready to get down to work." -- Booklist (of the first edition) Prepared in conjunction with Canada's National Ballet School, The Ballet Book is the definitive instructional resource for children who are beginning to explore the possibilities and delights of ballet. The Ballet Book is an inspirational motivator, an exceptional teaching aid, and an ideal companion for students. Now it has all-new photographs in color and a text more suited to contemporary young dancers. The book illustrates in meticulous detail -- and through more than 100 photographs -- every position, step and pose involved in barre work, pointe work, alignment, classical ballet poses, attitudes, allegros, batteries, pirouettes and arabesques. Age-appropriate and comprehensive, it is a motivational guide, with information on deciding to dance; finding a teacher; musical accompaniment; finding the ideal studio; what to wear and grooming; positions, steps and poses; and exercises and nutrition. Historical highlights and modern opportunities complete this comprehensive book. The Ballet Book is a strong guide for both boys and girls.

Tapworks Book


  • Author : Beverly Fletcher
  • Publisher : Princeton Book Company Pub
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111860297

Tapworks Excerpt :

Provides definitions for more than 1,500 dance terms and variations and includes a history of tap dancing, brief biographies of dancers, and directions on how to execute steps.

Dance Anatomy Book

Dance Anatomy

  • Author : Jacqui Haas
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2017-11-29
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492586579

Dance Anatomy Excerpt :

Experience the raw energy and aesthetic beauty of dance as you perfect your technique with Dance Anatomy. Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, Dance Anatomy presents more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries. The exercises are drawn in stunning detail, capturing the dancer in motion and highlighting the active muscles associated with each movement so you can develop and strengthen different areas of the body. You will clearly see how muscular development translates into greater poise and elegance on the stage. Each chapter addresses a key principle of movement to help you improve performance, beginning with the center of the body, where dance begins. You will learn exercises to target specific areas, such as shoulders and arms, pelvis, and lower legs to enhance flexibility and ensure safety. You will also discover more efficient ways of improving your lines and technique by implementing a supplementary conditioning program that takes into account your changing cycles of classes, practices, and times of rest. Regardless of your ability level or dance style, Dance Anatomy will help you master the impeccable balance, intense muscular control, and grace to prepare you for your next leading role!