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

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

by Angela Whitehill, William Noble
     
 

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Providing a contemporary look at what parents must know about the ballet art form, this practical guide includes information on performing, competing, and combining dance, higher education, and work. With photographs of young dancers in traditional positions and a description of the difference between syllabuses, it gives parents the knowledge to ask the right

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Providing a contemporary look at what parents must know about the ballet art form, this practical guide includes information on performing, competing, and combining dance, higher education, and work. With photographs of young dancers in traditional positions and a description of the difference between syllabuses, it gives parents the knowledge to ask the right questions when looking for a teacher, a school, or a system of ballet for their child, such as Why are recitals important? What is the difference between a school that specializes and one that teaches all forms of dance? How do you know if a school is good or not?

Author Biography: Angela Whitehill has trained with the Canadian National Ballet and the Arts Eductional 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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Children's Literature
Written by a former professional ballerina and now, ballet school artistic director, and a longtime writer on dance, this book is designed for the parents of serious dancers to be. Beginning with a foreword by Amanda McKerrow, a Gold Medalist at the Moscow International Ballet Competition and a past principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, the chapters that follow cover everything on becoming a professional dancer. From 'The best age to begin ballet' to 'The ballet body" to "The regional ballet experience," every facet of training, temperament, dedication and physical and financial demands is discussed. Boys and girls alike, as well as their parents, will find this book invaluable if they are considering the profession of dance. There are occasional comments from real students throughout as well as black and white photos, often too small to be of much assistance. The text, while straightforward, is encouraging in its tone. Perfect for the budding dancer and his/her family. 2003, Princeton Book Co, Ages 10 up.
— Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871272577
Publisher:
Princeton Book Company
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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