Ballet for Beginners
"Gr. 4-6....Briefly looks at the history of ballet, the life of a professional dancer, and what a beginner needs to know about ballet classes. The main section introduces the basic exercises in a classical ballet class, from the five positions to little jumps and pirouettes. Full-color photographs of children in class show a series of motions for each exercise, while the captions offer explanations and advice....A glossary explains the pronunciation and meaning of French terms used in ballet classes throughout the world."-- "Booklist
. 112 pages (all in color), 7 7/8 x 9 3/4.
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