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Title:
The best book of ballet
Author:
Wilkes, Angela.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Kingfisher, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Introduces the world of ballet and provides step-by-step instructions for what to wear and how to perform exercises and basic movements.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.7 0.5 49803.
ISBN:
9780753452752
Format :
Book

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Summary

Any child who's been dazzled by dance will treasure The Best Book of Ballet. Lavishly illustrated in full color, this information-packed book offers a behind-the-scenes look at ballet, and shows aspiring dancers the fascinating, elegant world of dance.

The Best Book of Ballet takes readers from ballet school, where they'll learn basic steps and techniques, to the stage, where they'll learn how a performance is created. Along the way, the detailed text and step-by-step illustrations give an overview of ballet history, display costumes and make-up, and reveal the busy lives of professional dancers. Young readers developing their reference skills will find an illustrated glossary and index at the back of the book.


Author Notes

Award-winning writer Angela Wilkes has been a ballet fan all her life.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-A pleasant introduction. The simply written text briefly covers the history of ballet, famous ballets, a class, basic positions and steps, and what professional dancers do. Watercolor illustrations accentuate each page. This title is a sort of junior edition of Kate Castle's Ballet (Kingfisher, 1996), using many of the same visuals. Children can move up to that more detailed and thorough study once they outgrow Wilkes's book.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Going to the balletp. 4
What is ballet?p. 6
Famous balletsp. 8
Learning to dancep. 10
What to wearp. 12
Basic positionsp. 14
Step by stepp. 16
Acting a partp. 18
From class to stagep. 20
Creating a balletp. 23
Behind the scenesp. 24
Costume and makeupp. 26
Curtain upp. 28
Curtain callp. 30
Glossaryp. 31
Indexp. 32

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