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Getting Started in Ballet

Anna Paskevska


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From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent's Guide to Dance Education leads parents of prospective dancers through a full range of considerations, encouraging careful thinking and informed decision-making when embarking on dance training.
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  • Paperback
    $53.66
ISBN: 9780190226190
ANNOTATION:
From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent's Guide to Dance Education leads parents of prospective dancers through a full range of considerations, encouraging careful thinking and informed decision-making when embarking on dance training.

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From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent's Guide to Dance Education leads parents of prospective dancers through a full range of considerations, encouraging careful thinking and informed decision-making when embarking on dance training.

Publisher Description

In Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent's Guide to Dance Education, authors Anna Paskevska and Maureen Janson comprehensively present the realities that parents can anticipate during their child's training and/or career in ballet. It can be daunting and confusing when parents discover their child's desire to dance. Parental guidance and education about dance study typically comes from trial by fire. This book expertly guides the parental decision-making process by weaving practical advice together with useful information about dance history and the author's own memoir.From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, parents of prospective dancers are lead through a series of considerations, and encouraged to think carefully and to make wise decisions. Written primarily as a guide book for parents, it is just as useful for teachers, and this exemplary document would do well to have a place on the bookshelf in every dance studio waiting room. Not only can dance parents learn from this informative text, but dance teachers can be nudged toward a greater understanding and anticipation of parents needs and questions. Getting Started in Ballet fills a gap, conveniently under one cover, welcoming parents to regard every aspect of their child's possible future in dance. Without this book, there would be little documentation of the parenting aspect of dance. Dance is unlike any other training or field and knowing how to guide a young dancer can make or break them as a dancer or dance lover.

Author Biography

Anna Paskevska, Chair of the Dance Department at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, was a professional ballerina with the Royal Ballet School in London. She is the author of From the First Plie to Mastery and Both Sides of the Mirror: The Science and Art of Ballet.

Table of Contents

Preface Foreword Introduction

  1. Why Dance?
  2. Dance Training
  3. How to Select a Teacher and School
  4. Progression of Training
  5. What to Wear
  6. Parent and Teacher Relations
  7. Recitals, Demonstrations, Competitions, and Concerts
  8. Avoiding Injuries
  9. Diet and Eating Disorders
  10. Entering the Profession
  11. Secondary Education and Beyond
  12. Parenting the Dancer Glossary Appendix Suggested Further Reading Index

Review

"Although classical traditions are its primary focus, Getting Started in Ballet includes a generous amount of information about adjacent techniques within contemporary, modern, and jazz dance, providing useful context for parents in the process of determining the best path into dance training for their children. Janson's second edition retains the expertise garnered by Paskevska in Europe, while addressing the expanded roles of fitness and technology in dance pedagogy today. Clearly and frankly written, Getting Started suits novices as a primer just as well as it refreshes the basics for lifelong practitioners."--Zachary Whittenburg, contributor to Dance Magazine and member of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum "Getting Started in Ballet is not just a guide to the beginning, but a comprehensive guide to a life in the world of classical ballet. Describing life for a prospective dancer from her first pre-ballet classes to college, professional careers and dance-related fields, it illuminates the dancer's paths through classical training, higher education, career options, pitfalls and joys. It is overflowing with well-researched, up-to-date information for parents and prospective students, as well as anecdotes from a fascinating personal history in ballet."--Emily Stein, Dance Educator "The second edition of anna Paskevska's Getting Started in Ballet: A Parent's Guide to Dance Education, revised by Maureen Janson, is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and studio owners. Janson has updated and expanded the first edition from 1997 to address changes in technology, conditioning practices, and secondary education and infuse these new ideas into Paskevska's original text ... This highly detailed, yet easy-to-read book will guide dancers, parents, and teachers through the complex path of dance education and career preparation. The authors offer expert advice on best practices for dance training and parental support at all levels."--Journal of Dance Education

Long Description

In Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent's Guide to Dance Education, authors Anna Paskevska and Maureen Janson comprehensively present the realities that parents can anticipate during their child's training and/or career in ballet. It can be daunting and confusing when parents discover their child's desire to dance. Parental guidance and education about dance study typically comes from trial by fire. This book expertly guides the parental decision-making process by weaving practical advice together with useful information about dance history and the author's own memoir.From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, parents of prospective dancers are lead through a series of considerations, and encouraged to think carefully and to make wise decisions. Written primarily as a guide book for parents, it is just as useful for teachers, and this exemplary document would do well to have a place on the bookshelf in every dance studio waiting room. Not only can dance parents learn from this informative text, but dance teachers can be nudged toward a greater understanding and anticipation of parents needs and questions. Getting Started in Ballet fills a gap, conveniently under one cover, welcoming parents to regard every aspect of their child's possible future in dance. Without this book, there would be little documentation of the parenting aspect of dance. Dance is unlike any other training or field and knowing how to guide a young dancer can make or break them as a dancer or dance lover.

Review Text

"Although classical traditions are its primary focus, Getting Started in Ballet includes a generous amount of information about adjacent techniques within contemporary, modern, and jazz dance, providing useful context for parents in the process of determining the best path into dance training for their children. Janson's second edition retains the expertise garnered by Paskevska in Europe, while addressing the expanded roles of fitness and technology in dance pedagogy today. Clearly and frankly written, Getting Started suits novices as a primer just as well as it refreshes the basics for lifelong practitioners."--Zachary Whittenburg, contributor to Dance Magazine and member of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum "Getting Started in Ballet is not just a guide to the beginning, but a comprehensive guide to a life in the world of classical ballet. Describing life for a prospective dancer from her first pre-ballet classes to college, professional careers and dance-related fields, it illuminates the dancer's paths through classical training, higher education, career options, pitfalls and joys. It is overflowing with well-researched, up-to-date information for parents and prospective students, as well as anecdotes from a fascinating personal history in ballet."--Emily Stein, Dance Educator

Feature

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) World Dance Council International Dance Council American Dance Guild National Dance Association (NDA) American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

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Product Details

Author
Anna Paskevska
Pages
232
ISBN-10
0190226196
ISBN-13
9780190226190
Format
Paperback
Language
English
Edition
2nd
Media
Book
Residence
Chicago, IL, US
Year
2016
Subtitle
A Parent's Guide to Dance Education
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
Illustrations
Yes
Short Title
GETTING STARTED IN BALLET 2E P
Edited by
Maureen Janson
Publication Date
2016-04-14
Country of Publication
United States
Publisher
Oxford University Press Inc