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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools are also invaluable aids. "More information available in one book than we have ever had before." — Dance Magazine.

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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.

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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide, cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions.

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dancer , February 24, 2009 (view all comments by dancer )
A Great Reference Guide That'll Keep You On Your Toes!

First published in 1950, this ballet reference guide has stood the test of time. Who's it for? Ballet students and teachers, choreographers, or any ballet enthusiast. Here's what the book covers:

-descriptions and definitions of over 1100 ballet steps (in alphabetical order)
-how to say the darn words (worth the price of the book alone!)
-illustrations showing you body positions for the more common ballet steps and movements
-cross-references to other names for similar steps/positions that vary from the Russian, French and Italian schools

A must have book that can easily be toted around, I doubt most readers will regret buying it. Other ballet resources I recommend include "The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution" for practitioners who have trouble with their feet.

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Excellent definitions. Thorough in explinations.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486218434
Author:
Grant, Gail
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Ballet
Subject:
Ballet dancing
Subject:
Ballet -- Terminology.
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Ballet
Subject:
Dance - Classical & Ballet
Subject:
Dance-Ballet
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
BS 43
Publication Date:
19670631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.43 lb

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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.
"Synopsis" by , From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide, cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions.
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