• Dancers Dancing

    It is 1972: a group of teenagers are spending a month in a Donegal Gaeltacht, learning Irish language and culture from their teachers and the local community. Liberated for the first time from the restricting reins of parental control, they respond to the untamed landscape of river, hill and sea, finding in it unnerving echoes of their own submerged - and now emerging - wildnesses. In this richly complex novel, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, one of Ireland's foremost contemporary novelists, uses the experiences and emotions of girls on the cusp of womanhood to explore dangerous territories of sex, politics, class and Irishness. This is a new, updated edition that includes an exclusive Blackstaff 'Bookends' section, with a review, author interview and much, much more.

    • Brand: imusti
    • ASIN: 0856408603

  • How They Became Famous Dancers: A Dancing History

    How They Became Famous Dancers: A Dancing History for young readers tells the story of twelve famous dancers – six women and six men – from different parts of the world. Spanning the seventeenth into the twenty-first centuries, each biographical sketch is placed within the subject’s historical and cultural context. Dancers include: Louis XIV, John Durang, Marie Taglioni, William Henry ‘Juba’ Lane, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Laban, Doris Humphrey, Michio Ito, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Pearl Primus, Amalia Hernández, and Arthur Mitchell. Each chapter includes “Create a Dance” giving readers the opportunity to dance themselves based on each dancer’s style.

    • ASIN: 150855403X

  • My Irish Dance Journal: Keeping track of my Irish Dance practice, goals, results, aspirations and lots of other stuff

    THE CALENDAR YEAR VERSION (JANUARY THROUGH DECEMBER) IS EXPANDED AND IMPROVED WITH THE RELEASE OF THE SECOND EDITION!Irish Dancers are a unique breed. Even at the most elite levels, they are involved students at school, accomplished musicians, leaders, community volunteers and exceptional athletes. It is imperative that they understand how much time they are devoting to their many activities, and how much time they are devoting to honing their craft of Irish Dance. Organized by the months of the calendar year, this journal allows dancers to track the time they have spent practicing and pursuing their goals, and also allows them to record their Feis results and goals. Dancers are encouraged to share this journal with their teacher, to document their progress and to review their growth as an Irish Dancer throughout the year. This second edition reflects expansions and changes requested by Irish Dance teachers worldwide, including expanding the "class notes" section, and modifying the time tracking sections. The author welcomes comments and suggestions, and endeavors to incorporate improvements Created by a certified Irish Dance teacher and adjudicator, the author began her Irish Dance studies in 1969 with one of the most pre-eminent figures in Irish Dance in the United States, and ...

    • ASIN: 1495379183

  • The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany's Gift of Hope

    **Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award Silver Medal for Non-Fiction —Picture Book** This Cambodian children's book teaches that not even the most terrible brutality can destroy the human spirit. The Cambodian Dancer, a Cambodian book for children, is the true story of a Cambodian refugee — a dancer and teacher — who built a life in the U.S. after fleeing the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge. She then became a counselor to other Cambodian refugees and created a school of dance for children. Her gift of hope was to teach children in the Cambodian community the traditional dances of their country, so young people growing up far away from the land of their ancestors would know about Cambodian culture and customs. Through straightforward language and colorful illustrations, this multicultural children's story communicates to children a sense of the joy, sadness, injustice, and triumph that lives on in young Cambodian Americans. It shows that it is possible to overcome great hardship and that a single decision can do much to heal oneself and others. This touching multicultural children's book brings a message of positivity to a true story of human hope and resilience.

    • ASIN: 0804850364

  • Dancers Dont Need Wings Rainbow Journal, Lined: Blank Daily Writing Notebook Diary with Ruled Lines (Dance Gifts)

    Are you wondering what would make a great dance recital gift or gift ideas for dance teachers?The best gift ideas for dancers will help celebrate their love and passion for dancing. From hours of grueling practice to the anticipation of the next dance recital, a journal with a dance motivation quote can be the perfect gift for remembering the journey and precious moments that fuel a dancer's soul.This lined diary notebook features the inspirational saying "Dancers Don't Need Wings to Fly" with a rainbow dancer silhouette and watercolor style.With 120 pages of ruled lines and a soft cover glued spine, this dance diary is perfect for all your note taking, planning & organizing, self discovery writing, creative drawing &; sketching, even dream journaling!This journal makes a great dance gift idea for...Ballet gifts for girlsDance recital giftsDance Teacher giftsDance motivation quotes diaryGifts for dance momsDance gifts for teen girls... and many more gift ideas for dancersIf you are ready to give a unique and inspirational dance gift that will be appreciated for years to come, click the Add to Cart button and grab yours today!

    • ASIN: 1724877488

  • Dancer Wellness With Web Resource

    Dancers who want to get the most out of their experience in dance—whether in college, high school, a dance studio, or a dance company—can now take charge of their wellness. Dancer Wellness will help them learn and apply important wellness concepts as presented through the in-depth research conducted by the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and their experts from around the world. Four Primary AreasDancer Wellness covers four primary topics: 1. Foundations of dancer wellness, which explores the dancer’s physical environment, the science behind training, and conditioning 2. Mental components of dancer wellness, which investigates the psychological aspects that influence a dancer’s training—imagery, somatic practices, and the ways that rest, fatigue, and burnout affect learning, technique, and injury risk and recovery 3. Physical aspects of dancer wellness, which examines dancer nutrition and wellness, including the challenges in maintaining good nutrition, addressing body composition issues, bone health, injury prevention, and first aid 4. Assessments for dancer wellness, which offers guidance in goal setting, screenings, assessing abilities, and designing a personal wellness plan Each chapter offers learning objectives at the beginning and ...

    • Brand: Human Kinetics
    • ASIN: 1492515817

  • The Art of Movement

    A stunning celebration of movement and dance in hundreds of breathtaking photographs of more than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Ballet, and many more.The Art of Movement is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there's a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them. Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. The Art of Movement is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.Ken Browar is a renowned fashion and beauty photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and many other European fashion magazines. His passion for dance began when he lived in Paris and photographed dancers for the Paris Opera ...

    • Brand: Black Dog Leventhal
    • ASIN: 0316318582

  • A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back

    David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as “the most exciting male dancer in the western world,” presents a look at his artistic life—up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury that almost cost him his career.Beginning with his real-life Billy Elliot childhood—an all-American story marred by intense bullying—and culminating in his hard-won comeback, Hallberg’s “moving and intelligent” (Daniel Mendelsohn) memoir dives deep into life as an artist as he wrestles with ego, pushes the limits of his body, and searches for ecstatic perfection and fulfillment as one of the world’s most acclaimed ballet dancers. Rich in detail ballet fans will adore, Hallberg presents an “unsparing…inside look” (The New York Times) and also reflects on universal and relatable themes like inspiration, self-doubt, and perfectionism as he takes readers into daily class, rigorous rehearsals, and triumphant performances, searching for new interpretations of ballet’s greatest roles. He reveals the loneliness he felt as a teenager leaving America to join the Paris Opera Ballet School, the ambition he had to tame as a new member of American Ballet Theatre, and the r...

    • ASIN: 1476771154

  • Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy (Miniature Editions)

    The very first of its kind, this miniature Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy is the perfect desktop companion, tiny marketing tool, or hilarious gift!Finally, the joyous dancing tube man -- who's been featured everywhere from Ricky Martin's stage to Broad City -- is available in a tiny, desk-friendly size.This box includes:An 18-inch waving tube man with fan in base to make him dance, wiggle, and shake just like the real thing (batteries not included)A 32-page mini book exploring the larger than life (and utterly surprising!) origins of everyone's favorite flailing arm manNote: This product can be powered by a 9-volt battery or by a specific AC adapter. (Battery nor AC adapter included with purchase.) Please read and follow specifications on the Power Supply sheet included in the box to ensure optimal performance. Battery must be new, or, if using rechargeable, must be fully charged.

    • Color: red
    • ASIN: 0762462876

  • Dancers in Motion: The Art and Technique of Dance Photography

    Photographer Susan Michael’s Dancers in Motion is a collection of breath taking images that showcase the essence of the dancer’s gesture. The artist has combined her love of visual storytelling and the compelling subject to produce studying visual images, by capturing the beauty of the physical body in motion. When she photographs dancers she captures their movement and tension.This book will teach the reader how to direct and work with dancers. It will give you practical advice on your workspace and the equipment needed to get the most out of every dance session. The posing examples provided will spark the reader’s creativity and passion for photographing dancers and give you ideas for working with dance schools as well as advanced dancers. This book answers questions and enthuse the reader into working and producing images in the field of dance photography.