Ballet for Dummies

Ballet for Dummies

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by Scott Speck, Evelyn Cisneros
     
 

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"Cuts through the thicket of ballet terminology and practice to reveal the fun."
—Virginia Johnson, Editor in Chief, Pointe magazine & former Dance Theatre of Harlem Principal

Professional dancers demonstrate correct form in over 100 photos

Build poise, balance, and grace – and leap into the world of dance

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"Cuts through the thicket of ballet terminology and practice to reveal the fun."
—Virginia Johnson, Editor in Chief, Pointe magazine & former Dance Theatre of Harlem Principal

Professional dancers demonstrate correct form in over 100 photos

Build poise, balance, and grace – and leap into the world of dance

Don’t know your plié from your relevé? This guide shows you the fun and easy way to practice ballet, from basic and intermediate positions to barre exercises, steps, jumps, and turns. Step-by-step instructions explain how to warm up, choose the proper equipment, and incorporate ballet into your exercise routine – no matter your age or fitness level.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764525681
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/29/2003
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
199,714
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.83(d)

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Meet the Author

Scott Speck has conducted the San Francisco Ballet in hundreds ofperformances at San Francisco Opera House and Washington’sKennedy Center.

Evelyn Cisneros is Ballet Education Coordinator for the SanFrancisco Ballet Center for Dance Education.

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