Serves well as a basic foundation for my course devoted solely to ballet history.Angelika Gerbes, Professor of Ballet, Ohio State University
The text is a good introduction to ballet history . . . it's a great reference source.Amy Stoddart, Professor of Dance History, University of Oregon
An excellent ballet history book.Judith Bennahum, Department Chair, Dance History Program, University of New Mexico
From the Back Cover
Author Carol Lee enlivens the historical presentation of the history of dance with humorous vignettes and anecdotes. Drawing upon her fifteen years experience as a dance history teacher, Lee looks at the ever-shifting currents of historical events in Western Civilization and relates them to the origins and evolution of ballet.
From ancient Greek folk expression to 17th Century court dance, through the Renaissance, through England, Denmark, Russia, and into the 20th Century in the United States, Lee guides the reader through the intricate steps of the history of dance.
For the dance enthusiast or anyone who enjoys history, theatre, and Western civilization studies.
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