The seven principles of classical ballet are explored through the practice of the daily ballet class. The sequence of movements is described at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels - which run parallel on the page for easy comparison. This major section is preceded by general advice to teachers, and followed by techniques that will help dancers after illness or injury. Joan Lawson taught at the Royal Ballet School for over 20 years and is the successful author of books on many aspects of ballet training, practice and history.
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Joan Lawson's training in England and Russia led to her career as a writer of ballet history, technique and criticism in books, newspapers and magazines, as a much-respected teacher at the Royal Ballet Schools and Companies, as an adviser and examiner at the Royal Academy of Dancing, and as co-founder (with Justin Howse, FRCS, and Shirley Hancock, MSCP) of the Remedial Dance Clinic.Review:
"Beginning with the origins of dance, [Lawson] describes how various forms and styles emerged through the ages. Clear photographs and an informative text make this a must for young dancers."
"The book is much more than a handbook.' It is a reference book of the greatest ballets produced; it is a history of the development of ballet choreography; and it is an emotional testament of the author to her love of ballet."
-"Dance Teacher Now
"This is a must for first-year students and an excellent reference for teachers of children."
-"Dance Teacher Now
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Book Description A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110713630876
Book Description A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Ross MacGibbon (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0713630876