This concise little book provides a clearly worded and abundantly illustrated introduction to the language and positions of classical ballet. Beginning with the five basic foot positions, it fully defines and describes in alphabetical order more than 40 ballet-related terms — from adagio
, and arabesque
to tour en l'aire
, and variation
The precise, easy-to-follow text is accompanied by 48 realistically rendered illustrations, many of which show major ballet steps in sequenced drawings. A pronunciation guide to terms (listed alphabetically) is also included. Designed to heighten any ballet lover's appreciation and enjoyment of this art form, ABC of Ballet
will serve as an excellent primer for ballet audiences, enthusiasts, and beginning students alike.
Reprint of Passport to Ballet: An Illustrated Audience Primer, The San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, California, 1990.
|Availability||Usually ships in 24 to 48 hours|
|Grade level||4 - 7 (ages 9 - 12)|
|Dimensions||4 3/16 x 5 3/4|