The Parents Book of Ballet: Answers to Critical Questions about the Care and Development of the Young Dancerby Angela Whitehill, William Noble
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.
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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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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!