When your favorite dancer is done practicing at one of our portable ballet barres, a great way to relax is to curl up with a book. Here are a few books that are essential to every dancer's library.
"A Very Young Dancer" by Jill Krementz is a photographic journey following the life of a young ballet dancer in New York City. Readers get an insider view of the life of a student at the American School of Ballet through the eyes of a ten-year old ballet students. Your dancer will enjoy seeing her try on point shoes for the first time, and getting the starring role of Clara in the school's production of The Nutcracker.
A more contemporary choice, "Life in Motion", by Misty Copeland chronicles the prima ballerina's journey from ballet student to one of the top dancers in the world. Readers will be inspired by her story of endurance and perseverance to succeed in the competitive world of ballet.
"Classical Ballet Technique" by Gretchen Ward Warren is a guide not only for students, but for teachers and ballet lovers too. This book covers ballet vocabulary, history and provides valuable advice for dancers as they make their way from student to professional.
"Bunheads" by Sophie Flack is a fun fictional look at the world of ballet. A 19-year-old professional dancer in a prestigious dance company must decide if she wants to continue to dedicate her self to ballet, and compete for a star soloist spot, or if she wants to leave ballet for the freedoms of everyday life.
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