Synopsis: Welcome to your first day at ballet school! Put on your ballet shoes and let’s master your basics with author and New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder. Learn five basic lessons, then visit the costume room, before putting on your very own show of Sleeping Beauty at the end.

There’s no admissions policy to our Ballet School. Whether you are already learning ballet, or thinking about starting, this class is for you. Learn your pliés,first positions, jetés, pirouettes, and grand battements. 

But what happens if you fall? How do you stretch and look after your body? How do you get ready for class? No worries—it’s all answered in this book from professional ballerina Ashley Bouder.

Then go on to learn the characters and interpretations of Sleeping Beauty—taught in an inclusive way so anyone can dance the parts they want to. A helpful glossary at the back provides a review of ballet terms and how to pronounce them.

Tutus are optional

Release Date: 4th August 2020

Format Read: Ebook

Genres: Children’s, Picture Book, Sports, Dance, Education

Pages: 64

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Quarto Frances Lincoln books for the e-arc copy to read and review. 

Review:What a sweet book teaching children all about the ballet positions and moves, how to perform those moves in different ways to create a dance. I loved that it was so illustrated to show literally everything that a budding Ballerina needs to learn, in a step by step guide. It was laid out perfectly and went into so much detail. 

This is a great book to help a young dancer learn from, it even teaches them how to dance a lot of Sleeping Beauty which is wonderful. It’s easy to read, it’s got beautiful illustrations, teaches so much and is easy to follow.


Where to buy: Amazon UK, Waterstones, Book Depository


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