Basic Principles of Classical Ballet


Author: Agrippina Vaganova

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121054

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 7351

Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118 illustrations.

The Joffrey Ballet School's Book of Ballet-Fit


Author: Allison Kyle Leopold,Dena Simone Moss

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429964510

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 1131

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.

How to...Ballet


Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756688191

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1093

If you have ever dreamt about becoming a prima ballerina, then this is the perfect book to set you on a course for stardom. How to...Ballet talks you through warming-up and shows how important it is to keep ballet-fit and flexible. It introduces the studio and shows you how to use the barre in easy step-by-step instructions. From basic exercises, the book takes you through to more advanced arabesques, pirouettes, leaps, and jumps. How to...Ballet shows you how to look the part, with useful advice from the professionals, and an illustrated, step-by-step guide to ballet-perfect hair. You'll soon know adage from allegro and a grand plié from a grande jeté with How to...Ballet, which introduces the language of dance and makes it easy to understand and remember. How to...Ballet ends with a section on life in ballet, from performing on stage to working behind-the-scenes. It shows how dancers work with choreographers, composers and costume makers to bring the magic of ballet to life. The book profiles the brilliant stars of ballet - from the Ballet Russe to the Ballet Boyz-and looks at how they got dancing. We also get to know the famous ballet stories and attend a grand ballet show in the finale.

Teaching Dance as Art in Education


Author: Brenda Pugh McCutchen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736051880

Category: Education

Page: 543

View: 721

Teaching Dance as Art in Educationis a comprehensive introductory textbook that helps dance education majors and dance specialists understand and incorporate the aesthetic foundations of educational dance in grades K-12. Unlike other models of teaching dance, this book delineates what a standards-oriented, aesthetically driven program should encompass for both the dance specialist and his or her K-12 students. Teaching Dance as Art in Educationfosters an understanding of dance as arts education and defines the dance specialist's roles and responsibilities, including how the national arts initiatives and student-centered inquiry affect the teaching of dance. It explains how to advance student growth in the areas most critical to teaching dance: the physical, mental, artistic, and social. Content is delineated through four cornerstones of dance as art in education: -Dancing and performing -Creating and composing -Knowing history, culture, and context -Analyzing and critiquing These cornerstones are subsequently integrated into the K-12 Dance Cornerstone Curriculum Framework, which enables dance specialists to develop substantive and sequential dance experiences for students as they progress from kindergarten through grade 12. The framework distills all the skills and concepts that dance specialists need, including developmental expectations for different ages. Teaching Dance as Art in Educationalso presents a new instructional approach, the Eight-Step Plan, that facilities integration of all four dance education cornerstones into each unit to make the lessons more coherent. Further, the many features in the textbook help dance specialists become aware of not only their unique roles and responsibilities when teaching educational dance but also how to develop an arts-oriented, professional teaching portfolio. The following user-friendly features are interwoven throughout the book: -Reflect and Respond: Case studies, or scenarios, invite the reader to consider an issue or situation and develop a response. -Questions to Ponder: Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter help readers extend and apply chapter concepts. -Rich Resources: Suggested resources, such as books, videos, and Web sites, supplement the topics covered in the chapter. -Notebook or Portfolio: Practical exercises to complete, record, and compile into an arts-oriented teaching portfolio are useful for future job interviews. -Inspirational Quotes: Selected quotes from famous dancers, choreographers, and teachers support the topics covered. Teaching Dance as Art in Educationreveals how to meet the National Standards in Dance Education without being driven by them, and it goes one step further--it marries dance with arts education in a way that makes teaching educational dance clear and distinct.


A Very Social History


Author: Carol Wallace,Costume Institute (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870994867

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 128

View: 5777

Rumblewick's Diary #1: My Unwilling Witch Goes to Ballet School


Author: Hiawyn Oram

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316073733

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 8864

Rumblewick is a highly qualified right hand cat to the most unwilling witch in the kingdom. He's contractually bound to shape her into the most well-rounded, disgustingly terrible witch she can be, but unfortunately, Haggy would much rather be a normal little girl than do things like boil frogs and frighten children. Poor Rumblewick! Haggy's antics keep him on his toes, endlessly dodging the wrath of the Hags on High. Here's the latest problem: Haggy Aggy wants to go to ballet school! She wants ballet shoes, a lovely pink tutu, and to be a star! That certainly isn't what a witch who WANTS to be a witch does, is it? Through humorously illustrated diary entries that are perfect for emerging readers, Rumblewick details life with Haggy, the loveable witch who just can't get with it!



Author: Robin Rinaldi

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438131895

Category: Ballet

Page: 120

View: 5354

An introduction to ballet, discussing the history, styles, and famous dancers and choreographers.

Ballet for Beginners


Author: Marie-Laure Medova

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402717154

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1890

Introduces the basics of classic ballet, gives a brief history, tells how a ballet is prepared, and discusses the work of the choreographer, the technicians, and the designers.