Advanced Principles in Teaching Classical Ballet
By: John White (author)Paperback
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This book offers insights and guidelines for teaching the best students. Staying true to the Russian Academy of Ballet (St. Petersburg) pedagogy that he has taught for forty years, "Advanced Principles in Teaching Classical Ballet" is a continuation of the work John White began in his first book. Designed for teachers, company directors, and advanced dancers, the book explores the importance of disciplined dancing, choreography, acting, conditioning, and performance. White's writing style is as straightforward as he is unyielding in his insistence on excellence. White also confronts serious issues dealing with the future of classical ballet and what is needed to maintain its rightful place as an important theater art. He argues that theatergoers with high expectations deserve nothing less than masterful choreography performed by superior dancers. Decidedly not a primer, "Advanced Principles" is a must-read for anyone serious about teaching and performing ballet.
John White, former soloist and ballet master of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and interim ballet master of the Pennsylvania Ballet Company, is codirector of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. He has been conducting seminars for dance teachers for nearly thirty years. A contributing editor and writer for Ballet Dancer Magazine, he is the author of Teaching Classical Ballet.
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