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.
Release on 1999-02-15 | by Allison Kyle Leopold,Dena Simone Moss
Author: Allison Kyle Leopold,Dena Simone Moss
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
Get ready to be inspired, and learn to How to...Ballet!, now in eBook format. If you have ever dreamt about becoming a prima ballerina, then How to Ballet is the perfect guide to set you on a course for stardom. This book shows you 'how to' with simple step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions. From basic exercises to more advanced arabesques, pirouettes, leaps, and jumps. You'll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the stories, sets, and costumes that go into producing a ballet spectacle. With this exciting new How to... series you'll be able to pose, pointe, and pirouette your way to prima ballerina in no time!
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.
Basic Exercises at the Barre, Basic Center Exercises, Basic Allegro Steps
Author: Thalia Mara
Pubpsher: Elysian Editions
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Instructive techniques for practicing ballet away from class are presented in this compilation of three previously published volumes. Elementary barre exercises, basic arm movements and positions of the body, and elevation and connecting steps are detailed with illustrations and helpful pointers that complement the guidance of a ballet instructor. Correct ballet terms are defined and listed in French with phonetic pronunciations. Parents, teachers, and students of ballet will find expert advice in this classic of ballet instruction.
Dancing can lift your spirits as well as firming your bottom, toning your thighs and flattening your tum. If someone told you could get fit by doing something that’s fun, sociable, makes you feel good and can only be done while listening to great music, you’d jump at the chance wouldn’t you? Dancing is all of that and more. This little book offers you the opportunity to learn from the dance experts to help you develop your fitness. Whether you’re a regular dancer or simply want to be better you’ll find some great tips and techniques that will improve your technique. Enjoy!