"Through it all, “Welcome” takes ballet seriously. Bouder explains ballet terminology with diagrams that resemble those in a training manual. (My younger self would have eaten it up.) She also moves beyond steps to the heart of dancing." — The New York Times
“A detailed and practical title for those interested in learning about ballet or to engage young readers in movement during story time” – School Library Journal
Welcome to your first day at ballet school! Put on your ballet shoes and let’s master your basics with author and New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder. Learn five basic lessons, then visit the costume room, before putting on your very own show ofSleeping Beautyat the end.
There's no admissions policy to our Ballet School. Whether you are already learning ballet, or thinking about starting, this class is for you. Learn yourpliés,first positions,jetés,pirouettes, andgrand battements.