Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet


Author: Gail Grant
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132862
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 176
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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet


Author: Gail Grant
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486218434
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 139
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Gail Grant's "Technical Manual" has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides. Completely revised and updated, this third edition is virtually a new work and should be owned by every student, teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast - even those who purchased the second edition. Extensive revision, explansion and the inclusion of more than 300 new terms have added immeasurably the value of this concise, definitive manual.

Basic Principles of Classical Ballet


Author: Agrippina Vaganova
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121054
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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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.

ABC of Ballet


Author: Janet Grosser,Aline Ordman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486408712
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 40
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Clearly worded, abundantly illustrated little guide defines basic ballet-related terms: arabesque, battement, pas de chat, relevé, sissonne, many others. Pronunciation guide included. Excellent primer.

Ballet 101

A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving the Ballet
Author: Robert Greskovic
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879103255
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 634
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Presents a look at the world of dance; an analysis of ballet movement, music, and history; a close-up look at popular ballets; and a host of performance tips.

The Language of Ballet

A Dictionary
Author: Thalia Mara
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: 9780871270375
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 120
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Practical guide to the meanings of 600 words and terms common to ballet

100 Lessons in Classical Ballet


Author: Vera Sergeevna Kostrovit_s_kai_a_
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879100681
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
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Outlines an eight-year curriculum of dance exercises and lessons developed by the Russian ballet teacher responsible for the training of Nureyev, Baryshnikov and others

The Ballet Companion

A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet
Author: Eliza Gaynor Minden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416595717
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs, including: Practical advice for getting started, such as selecting a school, making the most of class, and studio etiquette Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems An illustrated guide through ballet class -- warm-up, barre, and center floor Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms Along the way you'll find technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history, and tips on everything from styling a ballet bun to stage makeup to performing the perfect pirouette. Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet's time-honored traditions and essential new information.

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance


Author: Debra Craine,Judith Mackrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199563446
Category: Music
Page: 502
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This comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance scene of the 21st century. It includes entries ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance.

Classical Ballet Terms

An Illustrated Dictionary
Author: Richard Glasstone
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 93
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Wherever ballet is taught in the world, and in whatever language, it retains one common denominator: the technical terms used are in French, deriving in part from the rules laid down at the time of Louis XIV. Yet there are many discrepancies in the perceived meaning, spelling and usage between various countries and teaching methods, and this dictionary aims to prevent confusion by explaining the precise meanings of over 560 of the French technical terms used in classical ballet. The dictionary is also unique in that it addresses the problems of correct spelling and grammar, such as the fact that French nouns have a gender with which the adjectives qualifying them must agree. These details may be relatively unimportant to the average dancer, but it is essential that they should be correctly applied when dealing with the printed word. While most of the entries are concerned with the correct translation and basic explanation of technical terms, there are also extended entries which trace both the historical background and the linguistic origins of particular aspects of ballet terminology, such as the one on The Orientation of the Body in Space. The dictionary is an essential reference work not only for ballet dancers and teachers, but for all audience members who wish to have a better technical understanding of this most elegant of art forms.

Classical Ballet Technique


Author: Gretchen Ward Warren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439510193
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
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Aimed at advanced dancers, this book discusses classical ballet's basic concepts, techniques, and movements

The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet

Theory and Technique
Author: Cyril W. Beaumont,Stanislas Idzikowski
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122913
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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A complete beginning course in classical ballet, this volume is based on the teachings of the celebrated instructor, Enrico Cecchetti. Features a numbered series of instructions for each exercise, plus 109 detailed illustrations.

Understanding Rhythm

A Guide to Reading Music
Author: Michael Lauren
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457490088
Category: Music
Page: 68
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Whether you are just learning to read music, or you're an established player who wants to supplement your repertoire, this book will help you understand and execute the most common rhythms found in popular music. Drumset players will find this book useful for developing reading and coordination skills.

Ballet For Dummies


Author: Scott Speck,Evelyn Cisneros
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068807
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 380
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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 More strength Greater flexibility Better body alignment Confidence in movement Comfort through stress reduction Infinite grace – for life 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 Build your appreciation for ballet from the ground up. Choose the best practice space and equipment. Warm up to your leap into the movements. Locate musical options for each exercise. Look for certain lifts in a stage performance. Tell a story with gestures. Picture a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer. Identify best-loved classic and contemporary ballets. Speak the language of ballet. 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!

Learning about Dance

Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment
Author: Nora Ambrosio
Publisher: Kendall Hunt
ISBN: 9780787281571
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 202
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Teaching Classical Ballet


Author: John White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813013954
Category: Music
Page: 183
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"Every commercial ballet teacher should have a copy. . . . offers solid self-evaluation to every teacher--it separates 'the mice and the Nutcracker'!"--Richard J. Sias, dancer, choreographer, and associate professor of ballet, Florida State University "The contribution to the dance world is immense. . . . should be read by all teachers of dance as well as students in preparatory schools and colleges. . . . Mr. White challenges us to reexamine what we have accepted as excellence in the past and to push beyond that to find what is possible."--Patricia Walker, founder and director, Children's Ballet Theatre of New Hampshire "A service of great importance for any artist wishing to pursue a career in dance. . . . applicable to both experienced and inexperienced dancers and teachers. It gives guidelines to the art of teaching ballet where none existed before."--Charles Flachs, principal dancer, Nashville Ballet From his experience of 40 years in ballet as a student, performer, ballet master, and dedicated teacher, John White offers this work of inspiration and step-by-step instruction on the art and craft of teaching classical dance. Stressing excellence in both the creative and the practical aspects of teaching, White discusses what it means to be a "master teacher"--someone with both a deep love for dance and an appreciation for the grandeur of the human spirit. Good art is usually uncomplicated, he says. Illustrating with 97 photographs, he presents a method of study that includes such aspects of teaching as constructive warm-up exercises, when to begin pointe shoes, the beneficial aspects of pain, and appropriate music for the classroom, as well as elements of the basic lesson. He discusses how to recognize talent and to refine and develop it. He offers guidelines for establishing and organizing a well-run studio. And he presents his personal insights into the art of classical ballet pedagogy--shaped in particular by his study with ballet masters from the Kirov and Bolshoi ballet companies and by concepts from the famous Vaganova Choreographic School in St. Petersburg. The book also confronts the controversial issue of the widespread mediocrity that is notorious in dance schools. Poor training often brings about the loss of talented students and the premature forced retirement of professional artists from unnecessary injuries. By contrast, White says, good teaching can be an exhilarating challenge and a profound joy. John White is codirector of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, located in a Philadelphia suburb, which he opened with his wife in 1974. He has been a soloist and the ballet master of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and the head instructor and interim ballet master of the Pennsylvania Ballet Company. Since 1980 he has conducted seminars for dance teacers, training more than 400 teachers during this time. In addition, he was a contributing editor and writer for Ballet Dancer Magazine.

Dance Technique and Injury Prevention


Author: Justin Howse,Shirley Hancock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136791841
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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Dance Technique and Injury Prevention has established itself as the key reference for everyone involved in dance injury and treatment, physical therapy, and dance instruction.

Basic Ballet


Author: Joyce Mackie
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 127
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Illustrates the fundamental movements and positions of ballet, and defines many of the French terms that are associated with ballet