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Put Your Best Foot Forward: A Young Dancer's Guide to Life

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Publisher Comments:

Suki Schorer studied with the towering George Balanchine, became a principal dancer in his company, the New York City Ballet, and then joined him as a teacher at the school he founded—the School of American Ballet. And she will be the first to confirm that just about everything a young girl needs to know about life can be learned in ballet class. How to be always balanced. How to find the strength to follow your heart. How to turn a mistake into part of the dance. How to put your best foot forward. And how to find the self-esteem, focus, and discipline needed in life.

An inspirational gift book for any girl who ever took dance classes and dreamed of being a ballerina, The Ballet School of Life is a unique collection of wisdom and illustration, of life lessons set against a backdrop of dramatic full-color photographs of young dancers and whimsical, theatrical watercolors of butterfly wings and fairy-tale castles, tiaras, and stage settings. Written by Suki Schorer with the assistance of the School of American Ballet, the lessons are simple and motivating and reveal that dancers in training learn much more than how to plié or stand on pointe: Your body is your instrument. Even Sugar Plum Fairies sew their own ribbons. It takes strong wings to fly high. Do something extraordinary just because you can. Never miss a beat. And, to remember always, When storms rage and waters rise, glide like the swan.

Synopsis:

In this book by a ballet teacher, readers learn that just about everything a young girl needs to know about life can be learned in ballet class. This inspirational gift book is a unique collection of wisdom and illustration, set against a ballet backdrop of dramatic full-color photographs.

About the Author

Suki Schorer studied dance with the legendary choreographer George Balanchine and later became a principal dancer in his company, the New York City Ballet. Today, Ms. Schorer teaches at the School of American Ballet. She lives in New York City, and still sews her own ribbons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761137955
Manufactured:
Ingemanson, Donna
Author:
School of American Ballet
Manufactured by:
School of American Ballet
Manufactured:
Workman Publishing
Manufactured:
School of American Ballet
Illustrator:
Ingemanson, Donna
Author:
Schorer, Suki
Author:
School of American Ballet
Author:
School of American Ballet
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Performing Arts - Dance
Subject:
Performing Arts - Film
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Ballet dancers
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Inspirational
Subject:
Ballet dancing
Subject:
RELIGION / Inspirational
Subject:
Children s-Dance
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Body, Mind & Spirit
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20051024
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
6.5 x 7 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , In this book by a ballet teacher, readers learn that just about everything a young girl needs to know about life can be learned in ballet class. This inspirational gift book is a unique collection of wisdom and illustration, set against a ballet backdrop of dramatic full-color photographs.
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