The Joffrey Ballet School's Book of Ballet-Fit

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Feb 15, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages

The world-renowned Joffrey Ballet School makes the art and joy of ballet available to everyone.

Let Dena Simone Moss and Allison Kyle Leopold teach you everything you need to know to get in shape, beautifully sculpt your body, and truly appreciate the art of ballet. They'll let you in on all their secrets, including:

-A demystifying explanation of ballet terms and positions
-Tips on finding the right instructor and studio-and feeling comfortable once you're there
-Hints on ballet attire-including finding, choosing, and tying pointe shoes
-An exhaustive directory of where to find ballet publications, audio and videotapes, books, dance wear, schools, and studios.

Perfect for the beginner and the veteran balletomane, The Joffrey Ballet School's Ballet-Fit offers an inside glimpse into the mysterious and beautiful world of ballet.

 

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Contents

1 From Barbells to Ballet Slippers If youre considering a ballet class read this first
1
2 Starting Out What to expect and why
9
3 Getting Physical
41
4 Lets Get Dressed
61
5 The Language of Ballet
79
6 Basic Barre and Center
115
7 Putting It All Together The BalletFit Workout
145
8 Pointe Work How far can an adult beginner go?
197
9 Answers to Commonly Asked Adult Ballet Questions
217
Acknowledgments
231
BalletFit Source Directory
233
Index
253
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About the author (1999)

Dena Simone Moss is an attorney and teacher at the Joffrey Ballet School.

Allison Kyle Leopold is a magazine editor and ballet student. Both live in New York City.

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