About the Book
This enchantingly beautiful book is the perfect reference volume for children who love ballet. Featuring stunning full-color photos from The Royal Ballet's own collections and informative, fact-filled entries, it covers all things dance! Inside, young readers will be captivated by:
- A history of ballet through the centuries
- An overview of basic ballet steps, music, and choreography
- A look inside The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School
- Details about shoes, tutus, accessories, costumes, and more
Most intriguing to passionate young lovers of dance will be the exploration of a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer, images of beloved performers such as Margot Fonteyn, Darcey Bussell, and Carlos Acosta, detailed close-ups of costumes, and photos from iconic performances of The Royal Ballet. More than 160 color and black & white images throughout.
My Take on the Book
If you have a child interested in ballet, this book will give your child an excellent overview and history of this graceful dance. It includes everything associated with the ballet . The author used color photographs along with the text.
I learned some interesting facts. One fact was ballet actually began in the 15th century. The illustrations showed the development of the costumes and positions.As you read this book, you will understand that the dancers have such devotion to ballet and the challenges they must overcome to dance.