A Child's Introduction to Ballet

A Child's Introduction to Ballet

The Stories, Music and Magic of Classical Dance

Book - 2007
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Grand Central Pub
Ballet dancers of all ages love the mesmerizing stories of the world's great ballets, and in this charmingly illustrated book plus music CD, younger readers will enjoy fun facts, dancing how-tos, some history behind the dances and compositions, plus profiles of famous ballerinas and dancers while listening to excerpts of classical music.

From Swan Lake and The Nutcracker to Peter and the Wolf and Fancy Free, the twenty-five of the world's best-loved ballets are shared, accompanied by corresponding tracks on an enclosed CD. These stories bring ballet to life, inspiring readers to dance along to the music that has made them enduring classics.

Woven into these tales is a captivating, illustrated history of ballet, filled with information and profiles of the world's great dancers, choreographers, and composers. There are even instructions on ballet positions and the key moves that every dancer needs to know.

The musical selections included on the CD are keyed to specific points in the text, making the book uniquely interactive, educational, and fun.

Baker & Taylor
A history of ballet provides plot synopses of famous ballets and introduces the language, steps, and costumes of the dance.

Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, c2007
ISBN: 9781579126995
Branch Call Number: J 792.8 Lee
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Meredith


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Jan 21, 2019

Both informational and story-telling this book is a wonderful introduction into the world of ballet. We thought it was a huge bonus that it came with some classical music! My children absolutely loved it, and they followed up with dances & pretending.

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