Ballet is a detailed guide to creative practice and performance. Compiled by ten leading practitioners, each chapter focuses on an aspect of ballet as a performing art. Together they outline a journey from the underpinning principles of ballet, through an appreciation of different styles and schooling, into the dance studio for practice in class and beyond.
With additional insights from highly acclaimed dancers, choreographers and teachers, this practical guide provides information from dance science research into training and wellbeing, as well as offering strategies for artistic exploration and discovery.
'A wonderfully accessible and comprehensive resource about the individual disciplines involved in ballet.' Leanne Benjamin OBE, former Principal of The Royal Ballet and international coach