The Joffrey Ballet School's Book of Ballet-Fit

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 258 pages
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The world-renowned Joffrey Ballet School makes the art and joy of ballet available to everyone.

Let Dena Simone Moss and Allison Kyle Leopold teach you everything you need to know to get in shape, beautifully sculpt your body, and truly appreciate the art of ballet. They'll let you in on all their secrets, including:

-A demystifying explanation of ballet terms and positions
-Tips on finding the right instructor and studio-and feeling comfortable once you're there
-Hints on ballet attire-including finding, choosing, and tying pointe shoes
-An exhaustive directory of where to find ballet publications, audio and videotapes, books, dance wear, schools, and studios.

Perfect for the beginner and the veteran balletomane, The Joffrey Ballet School's Ballet-Fit offers an inside glimpse into the mysterious and beautiful world of ballet.

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Review: The Joffrey Ballet School's Book of Ballet-Fit

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This is an excellent book for showing exercises that anyone can try. You don't have to have had previous ballet experience. Also, take caution on the positions if you've never done ballet. Wonderful exercises for strengthening muscles. Read full review

Review: The Joffrey Ballet School's Book of Ballet-Fit

User Review  - Houselions - Goodreads

I picked up this book before I started taking an adult ballet class at a community center, and it was surprisingly thorough and accurate about what to wear, what to expect, etc. Recommended if you're starting ballet as an adult without much background. Read full review

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From Barbells to Ballet Slippers If youre considering a ballet class read this first
Starting Out What to expect and why
Getting Physical
Lets Get Dressed
The Language of Ballet
Basic Barre and Center
Putting It All Together The BalletFit Workout
Pointe Work how far can an adult beginner go?
Answers to Commonly Asked Adult Ballet Questions

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

Dena Simone Moss is an attorney and teacher at the Joffrey Ballet School.

Allison Kyle Leopold is a magazine editor and ballet student. Both live in New York City.

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