A Child's Introduction to Ballet (Revised and Updated): The Stories, Music, and Magic of Classical Dance (A Child's Introduction Series) (Hardcover)
This enchanting introduction to the wonderful world of ballet allows you to listen while you learn about the world’s greatest ballets, dancers, choreographers, and composers!
Experience the history of dance in a whole new way—by listening and learning at the same time. You'll meet the captivating characters that make up the ballet universe—from talented dancers such as Misty Copeland to legendary composers such as Tchaikovsky—and learn all about twenty-five timeless dances that have mesmerized the world over including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, Fancy Free, and more. The book includes access to a website where you can download the music from each ballet and bring these classic performances to life!
Full of fun facts throughout plus a removable poster of ballet positions you can learn yourself, this introduction will make you a dance expert in no time. So put on your leotard, tights, or tutu; strap on your ballet shoes; and pirouette your way into the enchanting realm of ballet!
About the Author
Laura Lee is the author of several books, which include Blame It on the Rain: How Weather Has Changed History. Laura lives in Michigan where she divides her time between writing and producing ballet educational tours with Russian ballet star Valery Lantratov.
Meredith Hamilton has illustrated nine books in the Child's Intro series. Her other illustration work includes apps for children, cookbooks, and Steuben glass. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.