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Ballet For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06880-9
E-book
380 pages
May 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Ballet Dancing from the Top.

Chapter 1: Curtain Up! Welcome to the Ballet.

Chapter 2: Stocking the Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 3: Getting Toasty: Warming Up Your Body.

Chapter 4: Leaping into Ballet Basics.

Chapter 5: Music, Maestro!

Part II: Belly Up to the Barre.

Chapter 6: Basic Barre-Tending.

Chapter 7: Stepping It Up at the Barre.

Chapter 8: Getting a Leg Up.

Part III: Center Floor, Anyone?

Chapter 9: Getting to Center Floor.

Chapter 10: Ballet’s Tasmanian Devil: The Pirouette.

Chapter 11: Linking It Together: The Steps Between the Steps.

Chapter 12: Ground Control to Ballet Dancer.

Chapter 13: Getting More Air Time.

Part IV: Living the Ballet Life.

Chapter 14: Partners Aren’t Just for Square Dancing.

Chapter 15: Exploring Choreography.

Chapter 16: What the Heck Are They Saying? The Art of Ballet Mime.

Chapter 17: Watching Ballet in Action.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: The Ten Most Commonly Used Ballet Steps.

Chapter 19: Ten Best-Loved Classical Ballets.

Chapter 20: Ten Great “Contemporary” Ballets.

Chapter 21: The Ten Best Ballet Terms for Cocktail Parties.

Chapter 22: Ten Fascinating Facts about Professional Ballet Dancers.

Glossary.

Index.

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