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Author:  hannah88 [ Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:57 am ]
Post subject:  just started

i just started ballet lessons, but my class has been going on since august. i am afraid i will not learn the proper way to do all the beginner stuff, i am not looking to be a professional, just dance for fun, but i do want to be good.
are there books or tapes or something i can buy to help me uderstand what everyone else is doing?

Author:  Joanne [ Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: just started

Gail Grants Dictionary of Technical Terms is very good if you want to look up some of the terminology to understand the steps more.

Also Ballet Basics - Sandra Noll Hammond is another good one aimed at adult beginner students.

Thalia Mara also has a set of four books 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Steps in Ballet which break down the various components on a class into simple line drawings and has some good do's and dont's.

All the above are available from and probably amazon too.

Also speak to your teacher as he/she may have some good recommendations.

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