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Ballet News Recommends

December 3, 2012

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Ballet News Recommends It’s been a good year for ballet books and I want to recommend my top reads for Christmas. These are the books that you can’t go wrong with, whether they are gifts to give or receive – or whether they are, as we say in my family, “presents of undying affection,.” e.g. presents you […]

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Ballet Beautiful | TESTED

August 13, 2012

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Heather McGowan

 Ballet Beautiful | TESTED I recently reviewed Ballet Beautiful, by Mary Helen Bowers but in addition to reading the book I wanted to fully test the routines and see how they would work.  Heather McGowan is a vocational ballet student with the Bolshoi Academy in Russia. On holiday for the summer, I asked Heather to read […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Beautiful

August 2, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Beautiful Who did Hollywood actress turn to when she needed to play a ballet dancer convincingly, transforming her body into a long, lean physique with taut arms, a strong core, defined muscles and the famous ramrod straight posture, for the film Black Swan, which went on to win an Academy Award ? Former New York […]

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