The Parents Book of Ballet: Answers to Critical Questions about the Care and Development of the Young Dancer

The Parents Book of Ballet: Answers to Critical Questions about the Care and Development of the Young Dancer

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by Angela Whitehill
     
 

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The Parents Book of Ballet offers parents, students and teachers solid and tested advice for making important decisions about dance education.

This new edition provides a contemporary look at the ballet art form with practical and valuable information that will arm parents with the knowledge to ask the right questions: How do I choose the right teacher? Are

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The Parents Book of Ballet offers parents, students and teachers solid and tested advice for making important decisions about dance education.

This new edition provides a contemporary look at the ballet art form with practical and valuable information that will arm parents with the knowledge to ask the right questions: How do I choose the right teacher? Are recitals an important part of training? Should boys begin at the same age as girls? Can he young dancer participate in sports activities? How does a dancer prepare for an audition? At what age should a child go professional?

And the more basic questions: At what age does a student start ballet school? When does she go on pointe? College or a professional career after high school?

The Parents Book of Ballet provides the answers to these questions as well as enlightening chapters on summer programs, performing, competitions, job opportunities in the dance, and “having it all” (combining a career in dance with education).

Hundreds of ballet school and professional school directors, teachers and dance advocates were interviewed for this book, sharing their insights and considerable experience in the training process of young dancers.

The authors are uniquely qualified to write this book. Angela Whitehill, a professional ballet dancer and long-time director of a ballet school, is founder and artistic director of Burklyn Ballet Theatre, a summer dance experience in Vermont. William Noble, the author of sixteen books, writes extensively on dance. His work has appeared in Dance, Pointe, and Dance Teacher magazines.

Editorial Reviews

Website - Helen Maliszewski
“This book is exactly what the title says it is-a guide. Not a textbook, a quick and easy read, yet it is so informative, it should be mandatory reading for all parents of dance students, especially ballet. Ms. Whitehill takes the parent through all stages of dance training and gives the best advice I've seen to date. Covers EVERYTHING!”
Online - Bookselling Website
“Though designed as a guidebook for parents, this book about ballet for young dancers is of great interest to the dancers themselves. It provides a glimpse into the entire ballet training process from the beginning years to professional ballet school as a young adult. It tells where to study, whether or when to attend a boarding school, how to find the right teacher and much more.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148142904
Publisher:
The Write Thought
Publication date:
07/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
190
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Angela Whitehill has trained with the Canadian National Ballet and the Arts Educational Schools, London. William Noble is the author of Bookbanning in America, and several other books. Together they are the authors of The Dancers Book of Ballet and Ballet Magic, the Burklyn Story. They both live in Island Heights, New Jersey.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book for parents of would-be professional ballerinas.  Ms. Whitehill's incredible insider knowledge helps guide parents through the difficult decisions about college vs. career, and finding a balance between the two.  A must read for the parent of an aspiring professional dancer!