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This concise little book provides a clearly worded and abundantly illustrated introduction to the language and positions of classical ballet. Beginning with the five basic foot positions, it fully defines and describes in alphabetical order more than 40 ballet-related terms from "adagio," "allegro," and "arabesque "to" tour en l'aire," "tutu," and "variation."
The precise, easy-to-follow text is accompanied by 48 realistically rendered illustrations, many of which show major ballet steps in sequenced drawings. A pronunciation guide to terms (listed alphabetically) is also included. Designed to heighten any ballet lover's appreciation and enjoyment of this art form, "ABC of Ballet" will serve as an excellent primer for ballet audiences, enthusiasts, and beginning students alike.