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Ballet Basics


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Written for the adult beginner, Ballet Basics is a well-illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique. The text also provides an overview of the history of ballet and introduces students to the world of ballet.

About the Author

Sandra Noll Hammond trained in ballet in New York at the Juilliard School, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and the School of Ballet Repertory. Among her teachers were Antony Tudor, Margaret Craske, Thalia Mara, and Arthur Mahoney. She has performed with the Ballet Repertory Dancers, Connecticut Opera, Arizona Dance Theatre, and Pacific Ballet. She also has worked as a free-lance artist, performing and staging Baroque ballet repertory reconstructed from her own research. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Hammond's teaching career has focussed on ballet in higher education. She was instrumental in developing a dance major at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she served as Coordinator of Dance. Later, she served as Director of Dance in the Theatre and Dance Department of the University of Hawaii. Hammond is recognized internationally for her research, lectures, and publications on the history of ballet technique. In addition to Ballet Basics, her publications include Ballet: Beyond the Basics (also published by McGraw-Hill) and numerous articles in dance journals and in ballet encyclopedias and dictionaries. She is a frequent guest artist on university campuses, where she enjoys introducing students to earlier forms of ballet technique and repertory from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Table of Contents

1. The Ballet Class

2. Ballet Technique: Barre Work

3. Ballet Technique: Center Work

4. Ballet Technique: Allegro

5. The Ballet Body

6. The Ballet Profession

7. Ballet History

Selected Reading and Viewing

Technical Terms Index

General Index

Product Details

Hammond, Sandra Noll
McGraw-Hill Education
Dance - Classical
Dance - Classical & Ballet
Edition Number:
Series Volume:
no. 15.
Publication Date:
August 2003
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.14x7.36x.34 in. .76 lbs.

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