From the Back Cover
Virginia Johnson, Editor in Chief, Pointe magazine & former Dance Theatre of Harlem Principal
Professional dancers demonstrate correct form in over 100 photos
Build poise, balance, and grace and leap into the world of dance
Dont know your plié from your relevé? This guide shows you the fun and easy way to practice ballet, from basic and intermediate positions to barre exercises, steps, jumps, and turns. Step-by-step instructions explain how to warm up, choose the proper equipment, and incorporate ballet into your exercise routine no matter your age or fitness level.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Evelyn Cisneros is Ballet Education Coordinator for the San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education.