Ballet For Dummies
Whether you want to participate in ballet or just watch it, the ballet experience can excite and inspire you. Ballet is among the most beautiful forms of expression ever devised: an exquisite mix of sight and sound, stunning, aesthetics, and awesome technique.
Ballet For Dummies is for anyone who wants to enjoy all that the dance forms offers – as an onlooker who wants to get a leg up on the forms you're likely to see or as an exercise enthusiast who understands that the practice of ballet can help you gain:
From covering the basics of classical ballet to sharing safe and sensible ways to try your hand (and toes) at moving through the actual dance steps, this expert reference shows you how to:
Today you can find a ballet company in almost every major city on earth. Many companies have their own ballet schools – some for training future professionals, and others for interested amateurs. As you fine-tune your classical ballet technique – or even if you just like to read about it – you'll become better equipped to fully appreciate the great choreography and many styles of the dance. Ballet For Dummies raises the curtain on a world of beauty, grace, poise, and possibility!
P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Ballet For Dummies (9780764525681). The book you see here shouldnt be considered a new or updated product. But if youre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. Were always writing about new topics!
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Table of Contents
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Stocking the Tools of the Trade
Getting Toasty Warming Up Your Body
Strengthening the Stabilizers
Leaping into Ballet Basics
Practicing the Positions of the Feet and Arms
Ground Control to Ballet Dancer
Getting More Air Time
Living the Ballet Life
Ballet For Dummies
What the Heck Are They Saying? The Art of Ballet Mime
Watching Ballet in Action
The Part of Tens
BELLY UP TO THE BARRE
Stepping It Up at the Barre
Getting a Leg Up
Center Floor Anyone?
Ballets Tasmanian Devil The Pirouette
Linking It Together The Steps Between the Steps