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Ballet for Dummies
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Ballet for Dummies

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 ...more
ebook, 380 pages
Published May 4th 2011 by For Dummies (first published October 3rd 2003)
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Jan 21, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give 4.5 stars to this book because even though it gives a very good overview of all the moves/positions and proper technique (with pictures) it is a bit too basic if you have already had a taste of ballet. For example, I consider myself a beginner because I've being dancing for a year but I found the book quite easy.
Taking that out of the equation it is a really good book to read if you're a beginner or just want to have a clear overview of the exercises and moves ballet dancers go through ev
May 29, 2008 Nikki marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Somehow I missed this book. Could THIS be why I didn't get into Juilliard???
Shelby Murrell
Honestly I only skimmed through this book...I think it was maybe a mistake to purchase this as I am not exactly a ballet dummy. I've been reading singing for dummies and it does supplement what I am learning so I thought this would do the same, but I suppose something like this isn't targeted towards dancers who have been training for 14 years! I was expecting it to explain more techniques on how to improve rather than literally teaching you how to do ballet which I think is actually rather poin ...more
Mar 30, 2012 Ava rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Love this book,mainly because Evelyn Cisneros is co-author. It has some different things for aspiring dancers than your usual balletophile book: Stage Directions, mime, transitions, control, leg lifts, music and the "ten bests"; most common steps, best-loved ballets, contemporary ballets, ballet terms for cocktail parties, and fascinating facts. My daughter read this book, age 12-so you can read it, too. Keep it on the shelf and go back to it occasionally.
Aug 20, 2012 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Made a great supplement to my ballet class. I was able to read more in depth about positions after I learned them in class, and could practice at home.
Megan Bettis
Apr 04, 2007 Megan Bettis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ballet Lovers / Dancers / Instructors
If I could get my beginning ballet students to read anything in the entire world, it would be this book. It gives a great overview and thoroughly explains the ballet basics.
Kelly Walsh
May 12, 2015 Kelly Walsh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great detail for beginners or for dancers who want go brush up on ballet
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