Ballet Book: The Young Performer’s Guide to Classical Dance



ISBN: 9780228100676 Categories: ,

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Prepared in conjunction with The National Ballet School, The Ballet Book is the definitive instructional resource for children who are beginning to explore the possibilities and delights of ballet.

The Ballet Book is an inspirational motivator, an exceptional teaching aid, and an ideal companion for students. Now it has all-new photographs in colour and a text more suited to contemporary young dancers.

The book illustrates in meticulous detail - and through more than 100 photographs - every position, step and pose involved in barre work, pointe work, alignment, classical ballet poses, attitudes, allegros, batteries, pirouettes and arabesques. Age-appropriate and comprehensive, it is a motivational guide, with information on deciding to dance; finding a teacher; musical accompaniment; finding the ideal studio; what to wear and grooming; positions, steps and poses; and exercises and nutrition.

Deborah Bowes also discusses preparing for ballet class and being healthy, tips that young dancers can carry over to other activities in their daily lives. Historical highlights and modern opportunities complete this comprehensive book.

The Ballet Book is a strong guide for both boys and girls.

AGES: 8 to 14

The National Ballet School is Canada's premier ballet school, combining academic instruction with dance training. Some of the world's best dancers, including Karen Kain, Veronica Tennant and Rex Harrington, attended this prestigious school. Deborah Bowes has been an instructor there for 45 years.

ISBN: 9780228100676
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/11/2018
RRP: $35.00
Pages: 144
Dimension: 254mm X 203mm
Imprint: Firefly Books