Advanced Principles in Teaching Classical Ballet
185 p. ; 15.5 x 22 cm.
"Staying true to the Russian Academy of Ballet (St. Petersburg) pedagogy 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 in Teaching Classical Ballet is a must-read for anyone serious about teaching and performing ballet." -- from Amazon book description