Inside Ballet Technique: Separating Anatomical Fact from Fiction in the Ballet Class

A Dance Book Club main selection, this guide offers a general explanation of anatomy, kinesiology, and technique for ballet dancers, students, and teachers.
Inside Ballet Technique Separating Anatomical Fact from Fiction in the Ballet Class A Dance Book Club main selection this guide offers a general explanation of anatomy kinesiology and technique for ballet dancers students and teachers

  • Title: Inside Ballet Technique: Separating Anatomical Fact from Fiction in the Ballet Class
  • Author: Valerie Grieg Naomi Rosenblatt
  • ISBN: 9780871271914
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Inside Ballet Technique: Separating Anatomical Fact from Fiction in the Ballet Class”

    1. Excellent discussion of ballet alignment and common problems; great anatomy for the dancer or average human - enough detail but not so much that it is overwhelming or confusing. Will likely re-read again for refreshers.

    2. Inside Ballet Technique by Valerie Grieg is an excellent overview of ballet for the curious as well as beginner & advanced students. An extensive bibliography is provided for those needing more information.

    3. This is very useful for all dancers, not just ballet. Valerie Grieg explains anatomy as it relates specifically to dance class. It is very short and does not go into much detail, but I actually think that this is its strength.

    4. Good book as an introduction to the anatomy behind dancing. Black and white pictures are pretty clear, though the book doesn't really go into details of the kinesiology, just states which muscles are used when. If you really want to know how the anatomy works, better get a more detailed book.

    5. Lots of dance anatomy. Can't say I learned very much as a ballet beginner, but it was still an interesting read.

    6. Basic (in a good way), extremely understandable and, above all, useful information about anatomy specifically for dancers.

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