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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The Joffrey Ballet School's ballet-fit

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Ballet dancers are different from you and me. They start taking class in childhood and continue throughout their professional careers and often into retirement. They devote years to study, rehearsal ... Read full review

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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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Contents

From Barbells to Ballet Slippers If youre considering a ballet class read this first
iii
Starting Out What to expect and why
xi
Getting Physical
29
Lets Get Dressed
49
The Language of Ballet
67
Basic Barre and Center
103
Putting It All Together The BalletFit Workout
133
Pointe Work how far can an adult beginner go?
185
Answers to Commonly Asked Adult Ballet Questions
205
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
219
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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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