Ballet Class

Ballet Class
Author: Melissa R. Klapper
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-01-31
ISBN: 0190908696
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ballet Class Book Excerpt:

Surveying the state of American ballet in a 1913 issue of McClure's Magazine, author Willa Cather reported that few girls expressed any interest in taking ballet class and that those who did were hard-pressed to find anything other than dingy studios and imperious teachers. One hundred years later, ballet is everywhere. There are ballet companies large and small across the United States; ballet is commonly featured in film, television, literature, and on social media; professional ballet dancers are spokespeople for all kinds of products; nail polish companies market colors like "Ballet Slippers" and "Prima Ballerina;" and, most importantly, millions of American children have taken ballet class. Beginning with the arrival of Russian dancers like Anna Pavlova, who first toured the United States on the eve of World War I, Ballet Class: An American History explores the growth of ballet from an ancillary part of nineteenth-century musical theater, opera, and vaudeville to the quintessential extracurricular activity it is today, pursued by countless children nationwide and an integral part of twentieth-century American childhood across borders of gender, class, race, and sexuality. A social history, Ballet Class takes a new approach to the very popular subject of ballet and helps ground an art form often perceived to be elite in the experiences of regular, everyday people who spent time in barre-lined studios across the United States. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, including children's books, memoirs by professional dancers and choreographers, pedagogy manuals, and dance periodicals, in addition to archival collections and oral histories, this pathbreaking study provides a deeply-researched national perspective on the history and significance of recreational ballet class in the United States and its influence on many facets of children's lives, including gender norms, consumerism, body image, children's literature, extracurricular activities, and popular culture.

Ballet Class Coloring Book

Ballet Class Coloring Book
Author: John Green,Caroline Denzler
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1997-05-31
ISBN: 9780486296388
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ballet Class Coloring Book Book Excerpt:

Forty-two clear, accurate drawings (all in proper sequence) depict everything that goes on in a beginner's class, from lacing up the ballet shoe to executing the perfect arabesque. Illustrated instructions as well for proper posture, warm-up exercises, arm movements and much more. Inspirational, encouraging and instructive advice.

My First Ballet Class

My First Ballet Class
Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli,Leyah Jensen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN: 1442408952
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Ballet Class Book Excerpt:

Text and photographs illustrate ballet movements.

What in the World Is a Leap Year And Other Time Measurements

What in the World Is a Leap Year  And Other Time Measurements
Author: Desir_e Bussiere
Publsiher: ABDO Publishing Company
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1614809569
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What in the World Is a Leap Year And Other Time Measurements Book Excerpt:

This entertaining and educational title helps familiarize young readers with time measurements. From decades, to centuries, to millenniums, the easy-to-read book offers engaging pictures and simple sentences to illustrate each type of measurement fully. In no time, young readers will be able to use each measurement system for themselves. Fun facts and a quick quiz give young readers additional reading and learning. SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Getting Started in Ballet

Getting Started in Ballet
Author: Anna Paskevska
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN: 0190226218
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started in Ballet Book Excerpt:

In Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent's Guide to Dance Education, authors Anna Paskevska and Maureen Janson comprehensively present the realities that parents can anticipate during their child's training and/or career in ballet. It can be daunting and confusing when parents discover their child's desire to dance. Parental guidance and education about dance study typically comes from trial by fire. This book expertly guides the parental decision-making process by weaving practical advice together with useful information about dance history and the author's own memoir. From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, parents of prospective dancers are lead through a series of considerations, and encouraged to think carefully and to make wise decisions. Written primarily as a guide book for parents, it is just as useful for teachers, and this exemplary document would do well to have a place on the bookshelf in every dance studio waiting room. Not only can dance parents learn from this informative text, but dance teachers can be nudged toward a greater understanding and anticipation of parents needs and questions. Getting Started in Ballet fills a gap, conveniently under one cover, welcoming parents to regard every aspect of their child's possible future in dance. Without this book, there would be little documentation of the parenting aspect of dance. Dance is unlike any other training or field and knowing how to guide a young dancer can make or break them as a dancer or dance lover.

Ballet Matters

Ballet Matters
Author: Jennifer Fisher
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN: 1476674752
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ballet Matters Book Excerpt:

Part memoir, part dance history and ethnography, this critical study explores ballet's power to inspire and to embody ideas about politics, race, women's agency, and spiritual experience. The author knows that dance relates to life in powerful individual and communal ways, reflecting culture and embodying new ideas. Although ballet can appear (and sometimes is) elite and exclusionary, it also has revolutionary potential.

Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories

Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories
Author: Michael Jonas,Beate Littig,Angela Wroblewski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN: 3319528971
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories Book Excerpt:

This volume presents a comprehensive overview of methodological issues and empirical methods of practice-oriented research. It examines questions regarding the scope and boundaries of practice-oriented approaches and practice theory. It discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages of the diversity resulting from the use of these approaches, as well as method and methodology-related issues. The specific questions explored in this volume are: What consequences are linked to the application of a praxeological perspective in empirical research when it comes to the choice of methods? Is there such a thing as an ideal path to follow in praxeological empirical research? What relationship is there between qualitative and quantitative approaches? What differentiates practice-based social research from other perspectives and approaches such as discourse analysis or hermeneutics? The contributions in this book discuss these questions either from a methodological point of view or from a reflective perspective on empirical research practices.

Dance and Activism

Dance and Activism
Author: Dana Mills
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1350137022
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance and Activism Book Excerpt:

This study focuses on dance as an activist practice in and of itself, across geographical locations and over the course of a century, from 1920 to 2020. Through doing so, it considers how dance has been an empowering agent for political action throughout civilisation. Dance and Activism offers a glimpse of different strategies of mobilizing the human body for good and justice for all, and captures the increasing political activism epitomized by bodies moving on the streets in some of the most turbulent political situations. This has, most recently, undoubtedly been partly owing to the rise of the far-right internationally, which has marked an increase in direct action on the streets. Offering a survey of key events across the century, such as the fall of President Zuma in South Africa; pro-reproductive rights action in Poland and Argentina; and the recent women's marches against Donald Trump's presidency, you will see how dance has become an urgent field of study. Key geographical locations are explored as sites of radical dance - the Lower East Side of New York; Gaza; Syria; Cairo, Iran; Iraq; Johannesburg - to name but a few - and get insights into some of the major figures in the history of dance, including Pearl Primus, Martha Graham, Anna Sokolow and Ahmad Joudah. Crucially, lesser or unknown dancers, who have in some way influenced politics, all over the world are brought into the limelight (the Syrian ballerinas and Hussein Smko, for example). Dance and Activism troubles the boundary between theory and practice, while presenting concrete case studies as a site for robust theoretical analysis.

Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design

Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design
Author: Gayle Kassing,Danielle Mary Jay
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780736002400
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design Book Excerpt:

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Fields in Motion

Fields in Motion
Author: Dena Davida
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 1554583772
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fields in Motion Book Excerpt:

Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance examines the deeper meanings and resonances of artistic dance in contemporary culture. The book comprises four sections: methods and methodologies, autoethnography, pedagogies and creative processes, and choreographies as cultural and spiritual representations. The contributors bring an insiders insight to their accounts of the nature and function of these artistic practices, giving voice to dancers, dance teachers, creators, programmers, spectators, students, and scholars. International and intergenerational, this collection of groundbreaking scholarly research points to a new direction for both dance studies and dance anthropology. Traditionally the exclusive domain of aesthetic philosophers, the art of dance is here reframed as cultural practice, and its significance is revealed through a chorus of voices from practitioners and insider ethnographers.

Dance Medicine An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

Dance Medicine  An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Author: Kathleen L. Davenport
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN: 0323759939
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Medicine An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America Book Excerpt:

This issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Kathleen L. Davenport, will discuss a number of important topics in Dance Medicine. This issue of one of four issues selected each year by series Consulting Editor, Santos Martinez. Topics discussed in this issue include, but are not limited to: Rehabilitation of the Dancer, Access to Healthcare Among Dancers, Dry Needling and Acupuncture, Nutrition Periodization in Dancers, Choreography Specific Cross Training for Dancers, Mental and Physical Resilience in Dancers, Pointe Readiness Screening, Dancers with Disabilities, Special Considerations for the Growing Dancer, Supplemental Training in Dance: Systematic Review, Concussions in Dancers and Other Performing Artists, and Nutritional Concerns for the Artistic Athlete.

Dance Words

Dance Words
Author: Valerie Preston-Dunlop
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 113436122X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Words Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Jeanne Devereaux Prima Ballerina of Vaudeville and Broadway

Jeanne Devereaux  Prima Ballerina of Vaudeville and Broadway
Author: Kathleen Menzie Lesko
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-04-26
ISBN: 1476666946
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jeanne Devereaux Prima Ballerina of Vaudeville and Broadway Book Excerpt:

International vaudeville star and Broadway prima ballerina Jeanne Devereaux performed for millions across America and Europe from age eleven until her retirement at forty. A headliner at Radio City Music Hall, she led a large group of performers on one of the first USO Camp Shows tours to Japan. Born Jean Helman, she entered showbiz as a dancing trouper performing in palatial theaters and was one of the last vaudevillians surviving into the 2010s. In her later years living in Pasadena, California, Devereaux indulged her passion for research and writing in the Huntington Library's Rothenberg Reading Room, losing none of her intelligence and wit despite a fading memory. Drawing on personal interviews, theatrical programs, and her diary and letters, this biography illuminates the life and career of one of vaudeville's stars of stage, film, and television.

There s a Place for Us

There s a Place for Us
Author: Helen Smith
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781409411697
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There s a Place for Us Book Excerpt:

Helen Smith takes an in-depth look at all eight of Bernstein's musical theatre works and analyses them against a background of musical and social context, as well as looking at Bernstein's other orchestral, choral and chamber works. One important aspect examined is Bernstein's use of motifs in his theatre compositions. Smith provides an indispensable overview of the musical theatre works of an eclectic composer, and shows what it is that constitutes the Bernstein 'sound'.

Extended Family

Extended Family
Author: William J. Smith
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2017-03-13
ISBN: 1365819361
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extended Family Book Excerpt:

A story about two little girls, named Carol Anne and Melissa, who are related to each other, as cousins, but hardly know each other, until Carol Anne goes to stay with Melissa and her relatives for a whole year, and as both girls get to know each other real well, as they share a room, toys, and even clothes with each other, they end up growing a close bond that is usually reserved for best friends, e

Mary Anne s Book The Baby Sitters Club Portrait Collection

Mary Anne s Book  The Baby Sitters Club Portrait Collection
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 1338092871
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary Anne s Book The Baby Sitters Club Portrait Collection Book Excerpt:

Well, we all had to do it. Write our autobiographies, that is. And this is mine. I dug way back in my memory and came up with lots of stories. There was the fateful time in kindergarden when I didn't know whom to invite to our Mother's Day tea party. There was the time I desperately wanted glasses, and of course there were the adventures with my friends Kristy and Claudia. But mostly I remember my father, because he's always been there for me. Always and forever.

Dance Appreciation

Dance Appreciation
Author: Amanda Clark,Sara Pecina
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 0429590105
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Appreciation Book Excerpt:

Dance Appreciation is an exciting exploration of how to understand and think about dance in all of its various contexts. This book unfolds a brief history of dance with engaging insight into the social, cultural, aesthetic, and kinetic aspects of various forms of dance. Dedicated chapters cover ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and hip-hop dance, complete with summaries, charts, timelines, discussion questions, movement prompts, and an online companion website all designed to foster awareness of and appreciation for dance in a variety of contexts. This wealth of resources helps to uncover the fascinating history that makes this art form so diverse and entertaining, and to answer the questions of why we dance and how we dance. Written for the novice dancer as well as the more experienced dance student, Dance Appreciation enables readers to learn and think critically about dance as a form of entertainment and art.

Daria Klimentova The Agony and the Ecstasy

Daria Klimentova   The Agony and the Ecstasy
Author: Daria Klimentova
Publsiher: Metro Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-03-04
ISBN: 1782193758
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daria Klimentova The Agony and the Ecstasy Book Excerpt:

Daria Klimentov√°'s sizzling chemistry with Russian dancer Vadim Muntagirov, who is nearly 20 years her junior, has reignited the prima ballerina's career - and marks a metamorphosis after her Black Swan-style torments depicted in BBC Four's Agony and Ecstasy, the gripping documentary series aired last year. There has been a metamorphosis since the 'old ballerina' allowed herself to be browbeaten by domineering choreographer Derek Deane, and Daria and Vadim are being applauded as the new Fonteyn and Nureyev. But unlike Vadim, Daria wasn't raised in a ballet family. Born in Prague, she was talent-spotted as a gymnast when she was five. She had a ballet lesson once a week and her teacher advised her parents that ballet might offer a longer career. Daria didn't much care but changed her mind once she set her heart on dancing at Prague's National Theatre. She became a soloist there at 18, and then spent three years with the Scottish Ballet before joining the ENB in 1996. Her innate tenacity has seen Daria through some tough times. Her father, a factory mechanic and her greatest fan, died from lung cancer when she was newly arrived in London and didn't have many friends. When her only brother Radek was killed in a motorcycle accident, she cried all day then had to go on stage to dance Giselle. That was the greatest pain she has ever known, she says. It gave her a determination to enjoy life and keep ballet in perspective. Similarly when she fell pregnant with her first child, Daria explains how those around her where shocked that she was not more concerned with the upcoming performance of Sleeping Beauty. In her wonderful and insightful autobiography Daria reveals what life is like behind the scenes and how you really can have it all.

Kid s Reading Craze a Collection of 20 Short Stories

Kid s Reading Craze   a Collection of 20 Short Stories
Author: Sophia Palahicky
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2013-04
ISBN: 1460215761
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kid s Reading Craze a Collection of 20 Short Stories Book Excerpt:

This book is a collection of short stories for kids in grades K-4. Many of the stories are funny. Characters include; Wacky the walrus who wants to marry a watermelon, Betsy Bat who can't find her glasses, and Babbling Billy who has trouble giving speeches.

My Ballerina Sister

My Ballerina Sister
Author: Angela Kanter
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 1446451038
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Ballerina Sister Book Excerpt:

Emmy loves ballet but she isn't old enough to dance in her sister Charlotte's class. Then one day when she comes to watch the lesson she can't resist joining in. Before anyone realises, Emmy's doing pli-s at the barre - and she's doing them very well! Most of the class are thrilled by her dancing, but Charlotte isn't quite so comfortable about having a little sister who seems set to steal her limelight. When Emmy is given the coveted role of Spring in the annual show it seems the final straw for Charlotte, but then her teacher helps her to understand that although Emmy is very talented for her age, she can't dance as well as Charlotte, and Charlotte ought to feel proud that Emmy has learnt so much from watching her talented big sister.