Ballet for Beginners

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"Gr. 4-6....Briefly looks at the history of ballet, the life of a professional dancer, and what a beginner needs to know about ballet classes. The main section introduces the basic exercises in a classical ballet class, from the five positions to little jumps and pirouettes. Full-color photographs of children in class show a series of motions for each exercise, while the captions offer explanations and advice....A glossary explains the pronunciation and meaning of French terms used in ballet classes throughout ...
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"Gr. 4-6....Briefly looks at the history of ballet, the life of a professional dancer, and what a beginner needs to know about ballet classes. The main section introduces the basic exercises in a classical ballet class, from the five positions to little jumps and pirouettes. Full-color photographs of children in class show a series of motions for each exercise, while the captions offer explanations and advice....A glossary explains the pronunciation and meaning of French terms used in ballet classes throughout the world."—Booklist. 112 pages (all in color), 7 7/8 X 9 3/4.
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Carolyn Phelan
This book briefly looks at the history of ballet, the life of a professional dancer, and what a beginner needs to know about ballet classes. The main section introduces the basic exercises in a classical ballet class, from the five positions to little jumps and pirouettes. Full-color photographs of children in class show a series of motions for each exercise, while the captions offer explanations and advice. Translated from the French, the text generally works well, though the writing sounds like a translation from time to time. A glossary explains the pronunciation and meaning of French terms used in ballet classes throughout the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760706770
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/1997
  • Pages: 112

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2002

    A Great Book!!

    This is the best book on ballet that I have ever read!! It has tons of photos showing you how to do ballet steps, from the five ballet positions to dancing on pointe. There is also sections on getting ready for class, the history of dance, what happens backstage at a performance and more! ALL ballet dancers should own this book! It ROCKS!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2000

    Wow! i'M IMPRESSED!

    I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THIS BOOK. I HOPE THEY HAVE A BALLET FOR INTERMEDIATE AND UP TO ADVANCED

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