- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 203mm x 272mm x 10mm | 181g
- Publication date: 1 March 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0486470555
- ISBN 13: 9780486470559
- Edition statement: Green ed.
- Sales rank: 117,237
Aspiring artists can capture the beauty of ballet as they use this beginner's drawing guide. Simplicity and practice are the keys. The step-by-step exercises are easy to follow -- making this an ideal book for children -- and each "how-to" page is followed by a blank page useful for sketches. With easy-to-follow techniques, this popular Dover author helps young hands create 30 different pictures: dancers lacing ballet shoes, working at the barre, warming up and stretching, and executing arabesques, pirouettes, grand plies, and other positions. There's an assortment of stage-worthy accessories to draw, too, including festive tutus, hair wreaths, and costumes from such favorite ballets as "Swan Lake, Cinderella, "and" The Nutcracker."
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Barbara Soloff Levy has created over two dozen "How to Draw" guides for Dover, plus many other activity books. Since retiring from her job as an elementary school art teacher, she devotes much of her time thinking up new ideas for this popular series.
Table of contents
Putting on Pointe [pwant] ShoesPointe ShoesSoft Ballet ShoesGirl's Ballet OutfitLeotards and TutusBoy's Ballet OutfitHair DecorationsStretching MusclesStretching at the Barre [bar]Barre PracticeFirst PositionSecond PositionThird PositionFourth PositionFifth PositionPas de Bourée [pah duh bore-ay]Pas Assemblé [paz ah-som-blay]Dancer on PointeArabesquePerforming a CurtsyPirouette [pih-roo-et]Plié [plee-ay]Croisé Derrière [kwa-zay deh-ree-air]Attitude Penché [pon shay]Swan Lake BalletNutcracker Ballet-Sugar Plum FairyNutcracker Ballet-ClaraCinderella Ballet-Cinderella and the PrinceA JumpPrima Ballerina