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(2014) Determination meets dance in this memoir written by the history-making ballerina.
(1991) The innovative choreographer describes her childhood, her days with the Denishawn Dance Company, her tragic marriage, her own company, and her work with such artists as Chaplin, Louise Brooks, Aaron Copland, and Margot Fonteyn.
(2013) Presents layers of the Kathak maestro's personality as witnessed by one of his foremost disciples. This book reveals how this icon of Indian dance, who is a mentor for thousands and an inspiration for countless people across the globe, is actually an unassuming, simple person outside his artistic world. Saswati Sen has known Pandit Birju Maharaj for over forty-five years. Gradually, she began to see the divinity in her talented master and decided to write a book on his life and work.
(1995) The trials and tribulations of Alvin Ailey's life leads to him to create a timeless masterpiece— Revelations!
(2010) The memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who became one of greatest ballet dancers of his generation.
(2008) It is one determined woman's highly personal account of falling in love with and living the tap life. One of the linchpins behind the Great Tap Revival of the 1970s and 80s, Jane Goldberg tracked down, studied with, and performed alongside some of the tap greats of the twentieth century. In the process, she came up with a genre all her own-"Rhythm & Schmooze."
(1996) Norma Miller shares her touching historical memoir of Harlem's legendary Savoy Ballroom.
(2014) Take the journey with Michaela DePrince a girl who went from orphan no. 27 in West African to dancing for the Dutch National Ballet!
(2017) An award-winning author's journey to break out of the expectations of midlife and reclaim the daring of her girlhood by dancing in the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker, with a professional company.
(2000) See why Savion was named "the greatest tao dancer to ever lace up a pair of Capezios or any other tap shoes" by the legendary Gregory Hines.
(2015) The story of an egocentric wealthy girl who learned to become a hard worker during the Great Depression in New York City & London with ballet dreams!
(2018) In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the incredibly talented breakout star of Dance Moms and judge on So You Think You Can Dance brings her uplifting coming-of-age story about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life. From Dance Moms to swinging in "Chandelier," Maddie shares her story and answers fan questions.
(2013) Dance Medicine in Practice is the complete physical textbook for dance, written specifically to help dancers understand the anatomy, function and care of their bodies.
(2003) This innovative new approach to fitness introduces an array of exercises and routines based on dance and movement techniques from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, all designed for individuals of all fitness levels to help improve posture, increase strength and stamina, promote flexibility, support relaxation, and relieve aches and pains.
(2018) “Breathing is essential to our survival, it is necessary for energy production, and it is something we do about 20,000 times a day,” says Franklin, who has taught at various universities and ballets and coached world champions and Cirque du Soleil artists in his Franklin Method. “We stand to benefit if we improve our breathing.” In Breathing for Peak Performance, you will learn how to improve your own breathing and the breathing of those you coach and work with.
(2010) Featuring over 200 full-color illustrations, Dance Anatomy visually depicts the unique relationship between muscle development and aesthetic movement as never before.
(2017) Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, Dance Anatomy presents more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries.
(2018) This completely new program incorporates the latest research in training techniques to get your legs higher to the front, including mobilisation techniques for enhanced flexibility, spinal and pelvic mobility and control, and detailed hip control in a very specific sequence.
(2017) The celebrated ballerina and role model, Misty Copeland, shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.
(2018) Through a unique combination of anatomical knowledge, physiotherapy based self-treatment techniques and specific strengthening exercises, this book will help you to significantly improve the strength and functionality of your feet and dramatically reduce your risk to unnecessary foot and ankle injuries.
(2018) This includes things like stretching your feet under a piano, and using any kind of foot stretching device. To really improve your pointe range and achieve your ultimate potential it is essential to understand exactly where pointe range comes from, and where you are restricted. Every foot is different, and so the techniques that will improve it are different.
(2018) This book on "core stability" is based on evidence based medicine, and years of clinical experience, as well as the authors own journey with back pain.
(2018) An internationally renowned master teacher, Franklin has developed a science-based method of conditioning that is taught and practiced in companies and schools around the world. In this new edition of Conditioning for Dance, he integrates the latest scientific research on strength, flexibility, and conditioning into his dance exercises.
(2019) This Tips for Turnout Guide is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about how to maximise turnout safely. It gives you tips on improving your range, developing control of your standing leg and specific ways to increase the height of your développé devant.
(2012) Photographer Jordan Matter started his Dancers Among Us Project by asking a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company to dance for him in a place where dance is unexpected. There’s no photoshopping here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens when the shutter clicks.
(2018) Equal parts memoir and cultural history, from acclaimed comic stylist and professional hobbyist Henry Alford comes a hilarious journey through the world of dance that will inform, entertain and leave readers tapping their toes.
(2012) This edited collection presents a compendium of source material and contextual essays that examine Pina Bausch's history, practice and legacy, and the development of Tanztheater as a new form. Interviews, reviews and major essays chart the evolution of Bausch’s pioneering approach and explore this evocative new mode of performance.
(2016) An amazing celebration of the human body and the human spirit, as dancers, photographed nude and at night, strike poses of fearless beauty.
(2018) This book features never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, and Chloe's own doodles and poetry offers exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to be their very best selves.
(2018) This succinct and engaging text explores the interdependence between theatre and dance. Making a compelling case for the significance of resisting genre distinctions in the arts, Kate Elswit demonstrates why and how the ampersand between theatre and dance needs to be understood as the rule, rather than the exception.
(2018) A celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate McRae and Sofie Dossi) as well as stars in the making.
(2018) An inspirational, upbeat collection of relatable lessons from the teen sensation, Mackenzie Ziegler—an award-winning dancer, singer/songwriter, and actress.
(2002) Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet partners. Finally, Laws offers insight into two current discussions in the dance world--the effect of body size on ballet technique, and the relationship between science and the art of dance.
(2016) A stunning celebration of movement and dance in hundreds of breathtaking photographs of more than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Ballet, and many more.
(2012) From pre-history to the present, from Africa to the Arctic, the human instinct to move in time to music and rhythm has long been celebrated through the art of dance. Dance contains everything readers need to know about the dance world, from the history of the tango to break dance, ballet, and the cha-cha-cha, to the influence of classic choreographers and modern dancers, including Isadora Duncan, Fred Astaire, Justin Timberlake, and Michael Jackson.
(2016) A great resource for students of traditional Hawaiian dance, this beautiful handbook filled with archival photographs covers the origins, language, etiquette, ceremonies, and the spiritual culture of hula. Hula, the indigenous dance of Hawai'i, preserves significant aspects of Native Hawaiian culture with strong ties to health and spirituality.
(1998) Fourteen-year-old Vicki Harris's dream has come true. She has been accepted into the summer program at New York City's prestigious School of American Ballet. It will be hard work and highly competitive, but Vicki feels ready. She is totally committed to dancing.
(2012) As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances, and complicated backstage relationships. But when she meets a spontaneous and irresistibly cute musician named Jacob, her universe begins to change.
(2016) Sky, Jada and Nia love their dance studio and their instructor, Ms. Kenya. But when they learn that their studio is being moved to an empty old house, their excitement turns to dread. While exploring the house's second floor, they encounter a ghost! They have to get rid of the ghost before the other students find out it exist. Who'd want to dance in a haunted studio?
(2015) Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit.
(2001) In India, Parvati, a talented dancer with supernatural powers, is invited to Madras to study with a great master and sacrifices friends and family for her art. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of Shabanu.
(2017) Twelve-year-old Harper has been dancing practically since she learned to walk. She loves her dance studio and team, and just won her first ever top junior solo in a regional competition. But right before the school year starts, Harper’s parents drop a bombshell—the family has to relocate from their cozy town in Connecticut to sunny Florida for their jobs. That means saying goodbye to her friends, dance team, trips to see shows in NYC—and did she mentioned dance team?
(1995) Sam and Jules - everyone knows that when you see one, the other can't be far behind. Best friends for more than half their lives, the two are practically inseparable. And in the summer before their last year of high school, Sam and Jules are certain that whatever the future brings - college or professional dance careers or both - they'll be ready for it, sharing the triumphs and facing the tears together.
(2003) Even with a new best friend and a new boyfriend, Samantha Russell has a hard time adjusting to life without her best friend Juliana, who died of cancer, in the sequel to A Time for Dancing.
(2018) After a successful first competition, twelve-year-old Harper is eager to keep on making her mark in Dance Starz, But lately, she’s having a bit of “dancer’s block,” In her one-on-one with her teacher, Harper is reminded that dancing isn’t just about the spins and leaps; it’s about the emotion and passion for dancing, too.
(2014) As a very young girl, Polina is mentored by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. Polina graduates and is admitted to the official theater school where she discovers that Bojinsky’s view of ballet is only one of many. She can’t adapt to new rules and new visions.
(2013) When Cassie comes to Vancouver from Australia for an intensive summer program at a prestigious ballet school, she finds it hard to fit in. A clique of girls don't want the newcomers to get any attention. Cassie notices that the visiting summer students are being bullied and threatened, and that she herself is being sabotaged, she finally speaks out—and finds out how far some girls will go to succeed.
(2012) It's 1959, and freckle-faced Casey lives in the red-dust countryside of South Carolina. She's a farm girl: Her family can't afford ballet lessons. But Casey's dream is to dance in New York City. And if anyone tries to stand in her way, she's going to pirouette and jeté right over them!
(2017An alligator takes over the barre in Mrs. Iraina's dance class!
(2017) When new girl Caitlyn arrives at Coombe House School Maddy is sure she must be a fellow ballet dancer; she certainly has all the grace and poise of a ballerina. So when Caitlyn denies it, Maddy isn’t convinced. But it isn’t until she comes across Caitlyn practising ballet in the gym that she realises there must be more to her story… Just what can it be? Maddy is determined to find out!
(2014) The Dance Divas have conquered the stage, and now they've set their sights on film! Liberty's mom (choreographer to the stars) lets all five girls appear in a pop star's new music video, but it's Bria who wins the lead. Liberty can't believe she wasn't chosen by her own mom!
With everyone turning against one another, the girls fail to place in the Electric Dance competition. Miss Tony is mad, mad, mad―but she has an idea to fix the problem: a camping retreat, where these girls will have to learn the true meaning of teamwork or be left out in the dark.
(2017) Mimic the rhythms of social dances from the cha-cha to the two-step in this book of dance poems.
(2018) Maddy is delighted when she and her friends are accepted to the prestigious City Ballet School – it feels like one step closer to their dream of becoming professional dancers. But the school brings a whole new set of challenges – and soon Maddy finds herself tested like never before.
(2014) Miss Toni decides to shake things up for an upcoming round of dance competitions. She wants to see Liberty and Rochelle perform duets--with the same boy! The girls must dance with Hayden, one of the cutest twelve-year-old boys in town. But things take a dramatic leap when both girls develop their first crushes. Now they aren't just dancing for first place . . . but to win Hayden's heart.
(2015) March 12, 1926, The Savoy opened! Blacks, whites, the rich, and the poor came together to dance!
(2003) Sassy is a long-legged girl who always has something to say. She wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream. When a famous director comes to visit her class, Sassy does her best to get his attention with her high jumps and bright leotard. Her first attempts are definitely not appreciated, but with Sassy's persistence, she just might be able to win him over. Dancing in the Wings is loosely based on actress/choreographer Debbie Allen's own experiences as a young dancer.
(2014) Curtains up on the world of the Dance Divas, a team of 8-12 year-old girls who live to dance! Enter stage left: Scarlett, Rochelle, Liberty, Bria, and Gracie. These girls travel all around competing for titles-but every number drums up drama. Can Scarlett hold on to her national junior title? And will the other girls learn to work together in order to defeat their fiercest competition yet?
(2015It's summer and Tallulah is excited about going to dance camp, but not about taking Tap.
(2010) Ella's kindly ballet teacher Madame Rosa is preparing her class to dance in Tchaikovsky's immortal Swan Lake, and as Ella learns the story and listens to the music she is transported in a dream into Swan Lake's setting. There, she meets Odette, a beautiful princess who is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. This beautiful volume's story is enhanced with James Mayhew's color illustrations. A brief passage at the back of the book recounts the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his creation of the music for this famous ballet.
(2018) A big performance looms and Maddy knows that the school has a way of weeding out the weakest dancers. Now is her time to shine. But will Maddy and her friends be celebrating at the end of the year?
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