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A Child s Introduction to Ballet revised and Updated

Author : Laura Lee
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This enchanting introduction to the wonderful world of ballet has been updated to include a removable poster and access to 25 downloadable music tracks. Young dancers have fallen in love with this charming, illustrated exploration of the world's great ballets. Featuring twenty-five famous and beloved pieces such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf and Fancy Free, these stories bring iconic performances to life, and inspire readers to listen and dance along to the music that has made them enduring classics. Woven into these tales is a captivating history of ballet, filled with information and profiles of the world's greatest dancers, choreographers, and composers. Young readers will also enjoy fun facts and dancing how-tos all while listening to excerpts of classical music. Also included is a removable, fold-out poster depicting the five positions of ballet.

Ballet

Author : Tom Murphy
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A novel of murder, romance, and Cold War espionage set in the world of professional ballet, by the author of Lily Cigar. One by one they died. In Paris. In Switzerland. In Ireland. In California. The most gifted and famous Soviet defectors: victims of an unknown assassin, pawns in a monstrous game. One prize target remains. Dima Lubov. He is the most celebrated new ballet star, leaping from triumph to triumph on stage and plunging into a passionate love affair with Jennifer Hale, the exquisite American prima ballerina who is the perfect partner in his art and in his arms. But a global orchestration of evil is mounting towards a crescendo as the pair of unsuspecting lovers dance ever closer to the abyss . . .

Jacques P pin New Complete Techniques

Author : Jacques Pépin
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The “concise, informative, indispensable” work by the grand master of cooking skills and methods—now completely revised and updated (Anthony Bourdain). For decades, Jacques Pépin has set the standard for culinary greatness and mastery of French cuisine—ever since his seminal works on kitchen how-tos, La Méthode and La Technique, hit the shelves in the seventies. Now Pépin revisits the works that made him a household name in a completely revised and updated edition of his classic book. Filled with thousands of photographs demonstrating techniques; new advice and tips; and hundreds of recipes ranging from simple to sublime, this is the must-have manual for any kitchen aficionado. Pépin offers step-by-step instructions on every aspect of cooking, including: learning basics, such as how to use knives correctly and how to cut a flawless julienne; conquering classic recipes, such as crêpes suzette and hollandaise sauce; creating whimsical and elegant decorations, such as olive rabbits and tomato flowers; tackling inventive ways of becoming a culinary superstar, such as turning an old refrigerator into a makeshift smoker; and much more. No matter the recipe or skill, Pépin has time-tested instructions on how to do it like the pros—and Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques brings all of the master chef’s secrets into one easy-to-use guide, guaranteed to please any palate, wow any guest, and turn any home cook into a gastronomic expert.

Jacques P pin New Complete Techniques Sampler

Author : Jacques Pépin
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A sampling of recipes from Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques, by the grand master of cooking skills and methods Jacques Pépin’s work has been universally hailed by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Updated with new techniques and recipes, demonstrated by Pépin in step-by-step photographs, the Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques Sampler is a culinary course on classic cooking, carefully selected from Pépin’s full New Complete Techniques cookbook. These time-tested recipes show everyone, from the greenest home cook to the seasoned professional, how to put the techniques into practice. Inside you’ll find step-by-step demonstration photographs and a fresh design to make it even easier to follow the guidelines.

National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame

Author : Lisa Schlansker Kolosek
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Explores the rich history, collections, and significance of the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the art form of dance. The only museum in the United States dedicated entirely to the art form of dance, the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame opened in June 1987, after a short preview season the summer before. This unique and special place celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2017. To commemorate this milestone, Lisa Schlansker Kolosek has created a rich pictorial history tracing not only the museum’s remarkable evolution but the relevance of the museum to the city of Saratoga Springs, New York. Kolosek tells the story of the museum’s origins, from its notable founders’ grand idea to the selection and complete renovation of a historic 1920s bath house as its home. Combining a complete survey of exhibitions presented by the museum and the incredible history of the Hall of Fame, which recognizes dance luminaries across multiple genres, this book offers an in-depth look at the museum’s expansive collection of costumes, visual art, and archival materials. The book also covers the history of the museum’s Lewis A. Swyer Studios and School of the Arts, a leader in dance education. Beautifully illustrated with more than four hundred photographs, this book pays tribute to the immense impact of the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame. “The book illuminates the history of the museum and its founders’ vision for a national repository dedicated to the ethereal art of dance in all its many genres. Readers will grasp the importance of the museum on the Saratoga Springs region along with its impact on the greater dance world both past and present. A lovely journey for all to read, especially the dance aficionado!” — Andrew DeVries, sculptor “Saratoga Springs is a mythical place for dance: Mr. Balanchine parading down the streets with the New York City Ballet performing street theater, tantalizing Saratoga with glimpses of ballets in a freewheeling, improvisational summer parade. And from there it blossomed: the National Museum of Dance was born, giving us the past through exhibitions, providing space for the creative process today, and training the next generation. Dance, the architecture of time, is celebrated by a colorful cast of characters making time flow in tantalizing stories of a one-of-a-kind place.” — Karole Armitage, choreographer “It has been a privilege and a pleasure to walk through and explore the National Museum of Dance. This museum is always ‘in process,’ reinventing itself in an ever-changing world. Museums are the guardians of our culture, keeping the ideas and creations of the human spirit—body and soul—alive. The National Museum of Dance delights in bringing art and history into the present—into the dance of now!” — Paul Kolnik, photographer

An Introduction to Ballet

Author : Ann Nugent
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Shows what a performance of a ballet is like, looks at ballet class, discusses music, costume, and sets, and gives brief profiles of famous dancers.

Child s Introduction to Greek Mythology

Author : Heather Alexander
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Presents an introduction to Greek mythology, discussing the roles of gods and goddesses, as well as the adventures of heroes and mythical beings.

Celestial Bodies

Author : Laura Jacobs
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A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of ballet As much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad--in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the foreign familiar, providing a lively, poetic, and uniquely accessible introduction to the world of classical dance. Combining history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and personal stories, Jacobs offers an intimate and passionate guide to watching ballet and understanding the central elements of choreography. Beautifully written and elegantly illustrated with original drawings, Celestial Bodies is essential reading for all lovers of this magnificent art form.

Bad Predictions

Author : Laura Lee
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100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life and what You Can Do about Them

Author : Laura Lee
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An expertly researched analysis which determines the 100 most dangerous things in categories such as jobs, sports, foods and household acitivities. Most of them are things you never would have thought of.

Schadenfreude Baby

Author : Laura Lee
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The word schadenfraude - originally a German word translated as 'pleasure taken in someone else's misfortune"- has become entrenched in popular culture. Filled with the missteps and downfalls of the famous and not so famous , this book taps into our universal longing to gawk and smirk at the people who stand-or fall-for all of us. This helps us feed the delusion that while the accidents and agonies of life are happening to someone else, we ourselves are spared... at least for the moment.

Getting Started in Ballet

Author : Anna Paskevska
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Many children dream of being a ballerina. Chin raised with purpose, arms high above head, they twirl clumsily around the living room and leap tirelessly in the air. Sooner or later they're bound to say, "I want to dance." Now what do you do? How do you know if the time is right? Where's the best place to start? In Getting Started in Ballet, Anna Paskevska draws from her training at the Paris Opera Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School in London and her career as a professional dancer and teacher to offer a step-by-step introduction to dance education for parents with children starting ballet. Paskevska begins with a historical overview of dance and discusses the fundamental virtues and many life-long skills it imparts. Dance teaches children how to cooperate and support each other's efforts; encourages them to work in harmony with others; helps establish a child's spatial relationships; and promotes discipline and responsibility. Paskevska outlines the proper sequence for training in ballet based on a child's physical and mental development. She clearly demonstrates how ballet's early training, focusing on repetition of simple motion such as exercises at the barre and basic jumps, establish pathways for all later movements not only in ballet, but in modern dance, jazz, and tap as well. Written in a clear and accessible style and full of anecdotes from Paskevska's long professional dance-related career, Getting Started in Ballet offers helpful information on types of dance schools and how to select the right school for your child. Included is valuable information on choosing a dance instructor, the role both parents and teachers should play in a child's learning experience, and the qualities the ideal teacher should possess. Also discussed are more practical matters such as the appropriate clothing to wear while practicing, the importance of shoes that fit properly, how to secure pointe shoes, tips for avoiding injury, and how to balance training and performing experience during the formative years. A special chapter covers proper diet, eating disorders, and ways to recognize symptoms of imbalance. Finally, Paskevska touches upon the professional world of dance, attending college as a dance major, and advice on choosing careers that benefit from a background in dance. With forewords by Violette Verdy, a preeminent ballerina affiliated with the New York City Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet, and Sybil Shearer, a pioneer of American modern dance, as well as an extensive appendix of performing arts schools and dance programs throughout the United States, Getting Started in Ballet gives parents the advice they need to make their child's dance experiences both enjoyable and constructive.

Absent Friend

Author : Laura Lee
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Award-winning guide to coping with the death of a treasured pet.

Snail Race at Penny s Place

Author : Laura Lee
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The lane on which they live is distanced from the road. It is lined with flowers and tall trees. After the moon has risen in the midnight sky, a secret new world emerges from within the flower beds and surrounding hedge. Penny, Lilly, and Grace are three friends who run and play among the brush. They take their pet snails out with them to race but agree that winning is not important as long as they have fun.

Bean Bag Games for Everyone

Author : Laura Lee
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Enjoy 1,000+ indoor and outdoor games and activities for everyone. Add more enjoyment and fun to learning, family fun, travel, holidays, camping and even games just for fun plus many more to be enjoyed with your family and friends.

Psychology for Dancers

Author : Brian Thomas
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The advice offered in this book draws on numerous theories and research findings in psychology and behavioural science. However it is essentially a personal approach based on experience of working with dancers, student dancers and dance teachers in various contexts and locations over a number of years. Its main purpose is to offer a broad perspective on the psychological pressures that dancers and student dancers commonly face and provide some practical suggestions on how these pressures may best be managed. Although the vast majority of my experience has been in the context of classical ballet I hope that the advice given here will be relevant to dancers, teachers and student dancers in all professional disciplines.

Invitation to Ballet

Author : Carolyn Vaughan
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An introduction to ballet juxtaposes works of art by French impressionist painter Edgar Degas with illustrations of modern-day ballet students, in a volume that includes a brief history of ballet and a biography of Degas.

The Name s Familiar II

Author : Laura Lee
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Tells the stories about the people behind everyday goods, services, foods, and even places. Over 350 examples of how the names of the most ordinary people became extraordinary as a part of popular culture.

Dance of My Life

Author : Susan Alexander (Ballet dancer)
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Susan Alexander's story is one of adventure, hardships, dedication and the unique community spirit of the royal ballet's touring company. The troupe of dancers who travel from Aberdeen to Adelaide, Cardiff to Cape Town and to the wilds of Spain become a second family to the 'little Scots girl'. Picked by Dame Ninette de Valois to be personally trained as a ballerina, coached by Dame Margot Fonteyn for Swan Lake and having her name in lights at the Empire Theatre in Johannesburg, Susan travels far and wide since her humble beginning in post-war Scotland. She discovers a magical quality through ballet that stays with her even when she is no longer able to dance.

A Child s Introduction to Art

Author : Heather Alexander
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Explores the world of art and artists, including Michelangelo, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent Van Gogh, and features do-it-yourself art projects.