Dance Is for Everyone

Author: Andrea Zuill
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
ISBN: 9781454921141
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An alligator dancing ballet? When the reptile takes her place at the barre, Mrs. Iraina and her dancers are surprised. But they name her Tanya and let her stay. Mrs. Iraina even creates a ballet to showcase Tanya s larger-than-life talents . . . and swishy tail. Then Tanya disappears. Funny and irreverent, this picture book shows that anyone can fit in even a dancing alligator."

Tap Dance Fever

Author: Pat Brisson
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 9781590782903
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Annabelle Applegate will not stop tap-dancing no matter what the frustrated citizens of Fiddlers Creek do to make her quit, and they are in for quite a surprise when they band together to stop Annabelle once and for all.

Dance with Me

Author: Charles R. Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763622466
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text encourage the reader to wiggle, shake, and twirl to the beat.

Another Way to Dance

Author: Martha Southgate
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613072632
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An African American girl joins a New York ballet school.

Dance of Shadows

Author: Yelena Black
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408829975
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dark forces are unleashed by the intense passion of one young ballet dancer in a dark, seductive and highly dramatic thriller.

Underpants Dance

Author: Marlena Zapf
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698150503
Format: PDF, ePub
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A charmingly irreverent look at a mischievous kid-fixation: underwear! Underpants can be fancy or functional, but for pre-schoolers, it is always funny. Take Lily McBloom - she has the fancy kind and loves to show them off with a special dance to make everyone laugh. This horrifies her big sister who comes up with a plan to stop Lily's underpants dance forever. But Lily is one creative girl, and with a little outside-the-box thinking, she can keep right on dancing! For fans of Bear In Underwear and Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, this story celebrates the hilarity of kids' obsessions.

Shakespeare and the Dance

Author: Alan Brissenden
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: 9781852730833
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dancing was an essential part of life in Shakespeare's England. Town and country folk danced at weddings, Maydays and other festivities. Queen Elizabeth prided herself on her skill (and danced galliards in the morning to keep fit), and dancing was the soul of the extravagant masques which so delighted King James. Puritans might furiously denounce it but it was part of the ceremonial of the Inns of Court and a necessary accomplishment for a gentleman. At the same time, as Alan Brissenden shows in this book, the dance was an accepted symbol of harmony, and it was in this way that Shakespeare used it to express one of his major themes: the attempt to achieve order in a discordant world. He included it in at least a dozen of his plays and referred to it in thirty. A valuable source for his imagery, it also illuminates character and action and in some plays helps to forward the plot. In the history plays allusions to country dance, (especially the morris, and court dances like the lavolta) support ideas of conflict and the presentation of characters, especially Henry V. While there is no dancing itself in the histories there is plenty to be found in the comedies and two chapters of the book closely examine the relation of dance to dialogue, character and plot, particularly in "Love's Labour's Lost," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Much Ado About Nothing." In the tragedies dancing becomes a powerful ironic visual symbol, especially in Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Timon of Athens. After 1607 dance occurs in almost all of Shakespeare's plays, in such a way that it reflects and expresses the fusion of tragic and comic elements which characterize most of them. The closing chapters show how the dance relates to the cosmic ideas and imagery of these last plays from Perides to Henry VIII and suggest certain influences from the spectacular court masques of the time. In presenting his argument the author, who is a dance critic as well as an Elizabethan scholar, has drawn on manuscript sources, a wide range of contemporary writing, including dance manuals, and his own ideas in dance and theatre. This is a book for students and scholars, for editors, for theatre directors and for those interested in Renaissance dance. It is a book for everyone who delights in the riches of Shakespeare and the age in which he lived.

A Time to Dance

Author: Padma Venkatraman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698158261
Format: PDF, ePub
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Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit. Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.

Dance Across the USA

Author: Jonathan Givens
Publisher: EPS Publishing
ISBN: 9780692953709
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dance Across the USA is a collection of dancers from all over America, helping to showcase what is beautiful and inspiring in this country. Covering 22,264 miles, 163 Dancers, 90 consecutive days, 56 locations, & 50 states, Master Photographer Jonathan Givens created this project to show what really makes up America. Diversity that exists both in the physical landscape, and in the dancers who make America their home.The photographs in this book are real. The dancers actually did what you see, in the places shown. The skies are real, the landscape is real, even the dirty feet, are real. There is no digital compositing here, nor are there any trampolines or wires. Using only Canon cameras and flashes, Jonathan quite literally went to the ends of the nation, to work with dancers ranging from 5 to 61. Professionals and amateurs, students and teachers, boys and girls, cat lovers and dog lovers, everyone and anyone was welcome. Over 3000 dancers applied to be a part of the project, and those selected for the book reflect not only the range of what makes up dance in America, but they also showed a love for this country and its wonders.Dance Across the USA is a fun, beautiful, and inspirational look at America ¿ both its places and its people. It is our differences and our diversity that combine to make us all Americans. From the sandy Florida beaches to the rugged Washington coast, the glaciers of Alaska to Death Valley in California, diversity is the hallmark of what literally makes up America. That diversity is reflected in our citizens, and our dancers. Join Jonathan and the Mighty Buford, as they make this historic journey, that no one has ever been crazy enough to try before.