The Ballet Companion: A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet
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:
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I am beginning barre work (at home) and the photos in here are great. I really love the tips on what to watch for when you're doing the steps (very helpful for doing it on your own).
There's a little bit of everything ballet in here - practical guides for dancers, lots of histories (how ballet started, the different schools, companies), some mini-bios and an extremely helpful glossary.
It's not as fantastic as the other ballet book I was given, but this is still gorgeous. The pictures are wonderful and glossy. This book focuses more on the structure of a ballet class, and things to keep an eye out for. It's great for youths, I think, who take ballet. It's wonderful, though, for people like myself who love ballet and want to soak in everything they can when not in class.
It has a lot of information that you need to know if your a dancer and
It's a great reference book for dancer's of all ages.
I give it 10 stars.