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Best Ballet Books That Will Hook You

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Ballet books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (Dover Books on Dance) (1967)

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook You“Miss Grant has made more information available in one book than we have ever had before. Teacher’s organizations would do well to consider the use of Miss Grant’s Technical Manual as an official textbook.” — Dance MagazineTeacher recommended, 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, dance teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast — even those who purchased the second edition. Extensive revision, expansion, and the inclusion of…
Author(s): Gail Grant

2. Ballet Shoes ()

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook YouPaperback Publisher: Puffin (Penguin Books) (January 1, 1949) ASIN: B000RODB4Q Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1949

3. Classical Ballet Technique (1989)

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook You"Classical Ballet Technique is an invaluable guide for students, teachers, and ballet lovers. It not only covers the broad spectrum of ballet vocabulary but also gives sound, practical advice to aspiring dancers. The clarity of the writing, in a field notorious for its opaqueness, is in itself a major achievement."–Merrill Ashley, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet"An excellent, comprehensive guide to ballet pedagogy valuable to teachers and students alike. For many years Gretchen’s has been a major voice in the dance community, and this extensive work details the study of classical ballet from her unique…
Author(s): Gretchen W. Warren

4. The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories ()

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook YouPaperback: 64 pages Publisher: DK PUBLISHING INC @ Language: English ASIN: B000SEPTBS Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,736,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1355 in Classical Dancing Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Darcy Bussell

5. Ballet Basics (2003)

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook YouWritten for the adult beginner, Ballet Basics is a well-illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique. The text also provides an overview of the history of ballet and introduces students to the world of ballet….
Author(s): Sandra Noll Hammond

6. Shadow Ballet: Betrayal (2019)

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook You“I’m trapped. They want my blood. They want my head.I feel a rat walking on my corpse. The blood on my skin… I can smell the soil. There is a song in my ears disturbing with insolence the silence of the forest. It is not your beautiful voice. I want to cover my ears… but I can not move.”Jerry opens his eyes in a cell, accused of the murder of the most feared gangster in Atlantic City: His dad. On his way to jail, Jerry bursts out for vengeance, but whoever set him up placed a large bounty on his head. Head hunters, police and detectives on the payroll are…
Author(s): Izabell Key

7. Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (2011)

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook YouNATIONAL BESTSELLERFor more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told, Apollo’s Angels—the first cultural history of ballet ever written—is a groundbreaking work. From ballet’s origins in the Renaissance and the codification of its basic steps and positions under France’s Louis XIV (himself an avid dancer), the art form wound its way through the courts of Europe, from Paris and Milan to Vienna and St. Petersburg. In the twentieth century, émigré dancers taught…
Author(s): Jennifer Homans

8. Classical Ballet: Combinations for Ten Complete Advanced Classes (2009)

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook YouAuthor Tamara Stanwood has compiled over 200 combinations for ballet barre, center, and pointe classes that will offer assistance to new and seasoned dance teachers alike. Gleaned from over 25 years of ballet training and teaching, these combinations will add variety to your ballet and pointe classes. Most exercises are suitable for intermediate through advanced students. Tamara holds an MFA degree in Dance from the University of Arizona and has danced professionally in Arizona and the Midwest. She studied ballet at Butler University and Indiana University where she completed her undergraduate degree in Ballet…
Author(s): Tamara Stanwood

9. Children’s Ballet Dictionary An Illustrated Guide: Ballet dictionary with pictures for kids, ballet terminology book for kids, ballet terms for kids … step (Ballet terminology book for children) (2018)

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook YouThis ballet terminology book for kids is a great resource for all children taking ballet grades. This ballet dictionary for children is also suited to those who need a basic book to learn ballet step by step and have no ballet experience. It contains most of the widely used ballet terms in ballet classes and exams . This illustrated ballet dictionary for kids comes with detailed ballet poses in full colour to help learn ballet step by step. The Children’s Ballet Dictionary An Illustrated Guide is a helpful resource for those who have a general interest in ballet and will help to understand and learn ballet terms. The book is also a…
Author(s): Judy John-Baptiste

10. Starring Rosie (Ballet Slippers) by Patricia Reilly Giff (1998-03-01) ()

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook YouMass Market Paperback Publisher: Puffin (1867) ASIN: B01FGM4RK0 Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,756,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1867

11. Ballet & Modern Dance: A Concise History (2018)

 Best Ballet Books That Will Hook YouBallet and Modern Dance meets the needs of both students and inquisitive dance goers through a narrative focused on the development of Western theatrical dance from the Renaissance to the first decades of the 21st century, incorporating the most recent scholarship and projecting trends. The text is illuminated by excerpts from primary sources and embellished by 65 photos. A section of biographical profiles at the end of the book serves as a supplementary reference source. Intended to be entertaining as well as enlightening the book seeks an additional objective…
Author(s): Jack Anderson

Best Ballet Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some ballet books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Child Exploitation in the Global South

Author(s): Jérôme Ballet, Augendra Bhukuth
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251821

Crime in the Ballet

Author(s): Catherine Moloney [Moloney, Catherine]
Publisher: Joffe Books mysteries and thrillers, Year: 2019, Size: 321 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2425217

Dancing Queen: Marie de Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV

Author(s): Melinda Gough
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2425957

Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story

Author(s): DK Publishing; Viviana Durante
Publisher: DK, Year: 2018, Size: 101 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2317558

How Meyer Lansky Took Over the Cincinnati Ballet: And What Four Ballerinas Did About It

Author(s): E. Michael Jones
Publisher: Fidelity Press, Year: 2017, Size: 291 Kb, Download: azw
ID: 2370494

The ballets of Maurice Ravel : creation and interpretation

Author(s): Mawer, Deborah; Ravel, Maurice; Ravel, Maurice
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2017, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2463244

Getting started in ballet : a parent's guide to dance education

Author(s): Janson, Maureen; Paskevska, Anna
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1703286

Eight female classical ballet variations

Author(s): Danilova, Nina
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 180 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1704746

Wilde Times: Patricia Wilde, George Balanchine, and the Rise of New York City Ballet

Author(s): Joel Lobenthal
Publisher: ForeEdge, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1706957

Albion’s Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Author(s): Karen Eliot
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2093259

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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