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Leap into the world of a ballet dancer! In this engaging, Spanish-translated nonfiction book, readers learn about the history of this art form as well as what a ballet dancer does to get ready for a performance. With informational text, vibrant photographs, a sample schedule of ballet dancer's day, a look at ballet positions, and simple, clear text, readers learn about the basics of ballet and that this beautiful art form takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
Using nothing more than a computer, a video recorder, and an Internet connection, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em managed to launch a hugely successful hip-hop career when he was 16 years old. He pioneered a new trend in music promotion and grew a worldwide fan base with Web sites like YouTube, MySpace, and SoundClick. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em was famous by the time the record companies came calling. Although he is best known for his hit singles and the dance craze he inspired, this young rapper is also a mogul in the making. He is constantly working to promote his name and take his brand to the next level. This book details the many successes Soulja Boy Tell 'Em has enjoyed so far and explores the impact that he has had on hip-hop and modern culture.
This book explores the world of musicals and musical theater.
Tutus and leotards, pointe shoes and ribbions, stretching
exercises at the barre--these are all familiar images when one is
thinking of ballet. But there's much more to this historic dance
form than pink tulle. There's hard work with years of study.
Young readers will find themselves pointing their toes, practicing the five positions, and dreaming of being onstage as a sugarplum fairy or a king with a crown.
CAPOEIRA it's a game, a dance, a martial art It's a way of expressing oneself through movement and music. With action-packed photographs and accessible text, readers are introduced to this exciting, popular game.
At Madinga Academy in Oakland, California, a group of girls and boys practice the acrobatic moves of capoeira. Then they begin to play games to the infectious, rhythmic beat of traditional music and singing.
On to Brazil to experience capoeira in its historic birthplace, where it dates back four hundred years. Capoeira developed as a way of fighting among enslaved Africans, was outlawed the the government, and was permitted once again in 1930 as a martial art and game.
Back in Oakland, at an end-of-year ceremony, students receive their colored ropes indicating their levels of accomplishment. They also look forward to next year, and the fun of expressing themselves through the game, dance and martial art of capoeira."
A bestselling and prize-winning memoir by African-American ballerina Misty Copeland, Life in Motion is the vividly told story of her journey to the world-class American Ballet Theatre-and delves into the harrowing family conflicts that nearly drove her away from ballet as a thirteen-year-old prodigy. Determination meets dance in this New York Times bestselling memoir by the history-making ballerina Misty Copeland, recounting the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. When she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged, and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers . A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind. With an insider's passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life center stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world's most iconic ballets. A sensational memoir as "sensitive" and "clear-eyed" (The Washington Post) as her dancing, Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
This title invites readers to discover what is fun about dancing. Simple text, straightforward photos, and a photo glossary make this title the perfect primer on dancing.
Ballerinas have style, grace, and beauty. But what does it take to become one? Take a look at a ballerina's world in this book, from her first dance class to performing on stage.
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