When Bella touches the magic lamp charm, she travels instantly to the Kingdom of Genies. There, Bella finds herself in a race against time to rescue Aladdin, find his magic lamp and save the princess! With a genie by her side, will Bella be able to save the day?
Bella's dreams of becoming a ballerina on stage come true when she unlocks her mum's magical jewellery box, which transports Bella to the extraordinary ballet lands of tututopia!
It's opening night of the Cinderella ballet and the fairy godmother's magic wand has gone missing! How will she transform Cinderella without it? And can Bella solve the mystery of the missing wand in time to save the ballet?
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It's fair day! Bella has entered lots of competitions and she's the purple fairy on Miss tweedle's ballet float for the big parade. Can Bella's mum's lucky white ribbon help Bella at the fair? And will the ballet talent scout spot her on the parafe float? to discover a whole lot more about Bella, visit her website www.belladancerella.com.au Ages 4-7
Maddie Ziegler knew one day she’d be a star—she just didn’t know how soon that day would come.
At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime’s hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was capturing attention from all over—including pop superstar Sia, who cast her as her dance double in the incredibly popular music video for her hit song “Chandelier.” The rest, as they say, was history.
In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way—starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans’ burning questions with wise advice she’s learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the entertainment world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.
This inspiring story of passion, resilience, and a family's love captures the harsh reality of life in Mao's communist China and the exciting world of professional dance. This compelling memoir includes photos documenting Li's extraordinary life.
Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiancé have begun to track her down . . .
A Company of Swans is a sweeping tale of romance, freedom and the beauty of dance from award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson.
Nominated for The Rocky Mountain Book Award (An Alberta Children's Choice Book Award)
Nominated for the 2003 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction
An elegant, expressive dancer, Chan Hon Goh is one of the ballet world’s great stars. She is a brilliant technician possessing a delicate beauty and radiant stage presence. Born in Beijing to dancer parents, she tells the story of their flight to Canada from an oppressive regime that thwarted her father’s career, her rigorous training, and her battle to achieve acceptance as the only Chinese-born prima
ballerina in the history of the National Ballet.
This fascinating look at the life of a dancer will appeal not only to the legions of Chan Hon Goh’s admirers and to students of ballet, but also to young readers who understand what it is to pursue a dream.
From the Hardcover edition.
Meanwhile, with everyone's focus on Hollywood, Miss Toni decides to remind the girls what's going on in their own community by having everyone volunteer at a soup kitchen.
It’s the first day of ballet class in this early reader by Biscuit creator Alyssa Satin Capucilli. Put on your dancing shoes! What will it be like? Ballerinas wear ballet slippers, learn different foot positions, and twirl across the dance floor. Young readers will love seeing kids their age practicing ballet, learning words like sashay, and more in this adorable introduction to the sport!
Includes a special section of step-by-step instructions for basic ballet moves—to be done with a parent or guardian’s supervision.
“An ongoing success story for all readers and especially Ailey’s worldwide legion of fans.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A boy discovers his passion for dance and becomes a modern hero in this inspiring picture book biography of Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
When Robert Battle was a boy wearing leg braces, he never dreamed he’d study at Juilliard. Though most dancers begin training at an early age, it wasn’t until Robert was a teenager that his appreciation for movement—first from martial arts, then for ballet—became his passion. But support from his family and teachers paired with his desire and determination made it possible for Robert to excel. After years of hard work, the young man who was so inspired by a performance of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations became the artistic director of the very company that motivated him. Today, under Robert’s leadership, Alvin Ailey continues to represent the African American spirit through dance.
Featuring illustrations brimming with vibrant color and swirling motion, this biographical picture book from husband-and-wife team James Ransome and Lisa Cline-Ransome includes a foreword from Robert Battle himself as well as a bibliography, suggested further reading, and an author’s note.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958 by choreographer Alvin Ailey. He envisioned a company dedicated to enriching the American modern dance heritage and preserving the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience. When Mr. Ailey began creating dances, he drew upon his “blood memories” of his home state of Texas, the blues, spirituals, and gospel inspiration, which resulted in the creation of his most popular and critically acclaimed work, Revelations. Since its founding, the company has performed in seventy-one countries on six continents. It’s repertory includes works by Mr. Ailey and ninety other choreographers, and new works are commissioned each year. Judith Jamison succeeded Mr. Ailey as artistic director, and in 2011, she selected Robert Battle to be her successor. Learn more at AlvinAiley.org.
Anna is small.
The snow is
and all around.
But one night . . .
One night, her mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Anna finds a beauty inside herself that she cannot contain.
So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova. Beautiful, inspirational, and triumphant, Anna Pavlova's life is masterfully captured in this exquisite picture book.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this new nonfiction 8x8, kids will learn all about ballet: the most famous ballets, the positions, the outfits, the fun--and the hard work! It's not all roses and tutus for ballerinas. Dancing takes hard work and lots of practice. Beautiful Ballerinas will introduce readers to the beautiful dance of ballet with a mix of both illustrations and photos that will bring the dance to life!
Beautiful Ballerinas covers the concept The Arts.
But what if the dream doesn’t come true? The competition for the sixteen spots in the company is fierce, and many won’t make it. Talent, dedication, body shape, size—everything will influence the outcome. Clare’s grandfather says she is already a great dancer, but does she really have what it takes to make it into the company? And if not, then what?
Told through passionate and affecting poems in Clare’s own voice, On Pointe soars with emotion as it explores what it means to reach for a dream—and the way that dreams can change as quickly and suddenly as do our lives.
As the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field.
Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate a complex relationship with her mother, while pursuing her ballet dreams.
Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.
Discover the world of dance from the magic of ballet to the drama of flamenco
Martha Graham : trailblazing choreographer
Aaron Copland : distinguished American composer
Isamu Noguchi : artist, sculptor, craftsman
Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan tell the story behind the scenes of the collaboration that created APPALACHIAN SPRING, from its inception through the score's composition to Martha's intense rehearsal process. The authors' collaborator is two-time Sibert Honor winner Brian Floca, whose vivid watercolors bring both the process and the performance to life.
How to...Ballet shows you how to look the part, with useful advice from the professionals, and an illustrated, step-by-step guide to ballet-perfect hair. You'll soon know adage from allegro and a grand plié from a grande jeté with How to...Ballet, which introduces the language of dance and makes it easy to understand and remember.
How to...Ballet ends with a section on life in ballet, from performing on stage to working behind-the-scenes. It shows how dancers work with choreographers, composers and costume makers to bring the magic of ballet to life. The book profiles the brilliant stars of ballet - from the Ballet Russe to the Ballet Boyz-and looks at how they got dancing. We also get to know the famous ballet stories and attend a grand ballet show in the finale.
Well you know what? You can do all of those things! You can be the cheerleader that suddenly everyone is talking about. You can be the best.
Cheerleading Secrets was created from all of the secrets, the tips, the tricks, and the tactics of hundreds of cheerleaders. Here are just some of the amazing things that you will find inside:How a simple mirror can massively improve your cheerleading abilities.The 3 essential elements of a successful cheerleading exercise program.Why you never need worry about letting the squad down.Exactly what you must do if you make a mistake while cheerleading.5 ways to improve your arm movements.How to jump so high that your friends will think you've got springs in your sneakers!Three things parents can do to increase the safety of cheerleading.A simple yet powerful method for memorising cheers and routines effortlessly (never worry about forgetting a routine again).How cheerleading can help you in life outside of the squad.Little known ways to get your cheerleading uniform for half price or less.The special trick you can do with your voice if you want to become a pro.The single most important thing you must do before and after your routine to give you a head start in any competition.What your game plan has to include if you don't want your squad to collapse into an embarrassing mess.Exactly what you should wear at tryouts to make sure you are the only one the judges are interested in.The most important benefit you can gain from cheerleading camp, and how to make sure you get it.
This is a no-holds-barred guide to being the best. When you read the book and put into practice the Cheerleading Secrets inside, you will:Have squad coaches and captains begging you to join their squads at tryouts.Be able to take any position on the squad that you want, and do it better than anyone else!Save money by picking up outstanding cheerleading equipment and clothing, for ordinary prices.
And as if that wasn't enough, here are just a few more of the fascinating facts that are revealed to you in Cheerleading Secrets:Squad Relations. How to get on with your team members. Ever had problems like jealously, or petty arguments? Not any more!How do completely eliminate nerves. Whether at practice or in a competition, everyone gets nervous from time to time, but Cheerleading Secrets shows you powerful methods to beat it.Three things you need to master in order to win every cheerleading competition you enter.
Even if you've never been a cheerleader before, or never been in a squad, Cheerleading Secrets can help you:Learn how to get started in cheerleading even when you have no experience.The top five common mistakes made by would-be cheerleaders - find out if you're making one of them.What you need to do with your eyes when trying out for a squad.The one thing you have to do whilst waiting for your tryout, to improve your chances of selection.
Who should read Cheerleading Secrets?Anyone who wants to be a better cheerleader.Those who dream of being a cheerleader, but haven't got onto a squad.Parents who want to be proud of their kids as they watch them evolve and progress, becoming the envy of other moms and dads.Anybody worried or concerned about the safety of cheerleading.
They also share advice and helpful tips, such as:
• practice interpreting the music and the mood of a movement, even when you're doing a standard warm-up exercise
• try to be in the front row at auditions so you can see what's going on and so the judges know you're eager to be seen
Misty Copeland had always dreamed of becoming a dancer, but she had many obstacles to overcome before she could reach her dream. Although she was always challenged by the things that set her apart from other dancers, with a lot of hard work, dedication, and exceptional talent, Misty has become one of the most well-known dancers in America.
On June 30, 2015 Misty stepped on stage as the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater and made history!
A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus a fun timeline filled with interesting trivia facts about dance. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so fascinating!
Zhongmei became a famous dancer, and founded her own dance company, which made its New York debut when she was in just her late 20s. In A Girl Named Faithful Plum, her husband and renowned journalist, Richard Bernstein, has written a fascinating account of one girl's struggle to go from the remote farmlands of China to the world's stages, and the lengths she went to in order to follow her dream.
From the Hardcover edition.
Level 2 DK Readers are for children who have started to read on their own but still need some help. Level 2 readers feature longer sentences and increased vocabulary, information boxes full of extra fun facts, and a simple index. Occasional adult participation is helpful.
DK Readers are packed with full-color photographs, lively illustrations, and engaging, age-appropriate stories to introduce young children to the natural world and encourage a life-long love of reading. The amazing stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge.
choreographed routines for primary children and teachers. Written in
the 101 series style - a series trusted by primary school teachers.
Includes: Warm up and cool down, Easy dances (e.g. Kenyan hop,
Twist), Medium dances (e.g. Hilly Billy, Mambo), Harder dances (e.g.
Salsa, Cha cha).
An introduction explains the importance of getting children
dancing to improve their fitness and develop their listening and
thinking skills. Each dance comes with a step-by-step set of
instructions, backed up with a DVD showing Cush Jumbo going through the steps.
But its significance is that it commissions the best choreographers, designers, musicians and artists to create new and exciting dance. In words and pictures this book celebrates that inspirational process. Based on interviews with artists including Matthew Bourne, Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter, Sadler’s Wells Dance House discovers how this theatre and its creative impulses have shaped the course of dance in the twenty-first century. From classical to hip hop, from the popular successes to the divisive controversies, Sadler’s Wells Dance House tells the story of a theatre that is an international creative hub for all the best of dance today.
Marilyn Singer has crafted a vibrant collection of poems celebrating all forms of social dance from samba and salsa to tango and hip-hop. The rhythm of each poem mimics the beat of the dances’ steps. Together with Kristi Valiant’s dynamic illustrations, the poems create a window to all the ways dance enters our lives and exists throughout many cultures. This ingenious collection will inspire readers to get up and move!
Included with the e-book is an audio recording of the author reading each poem accompanied by original music.
Inside you'll find these features:
The Back Story
On the Radar goes back in time to find out how capoeira began.
Learn some of the most popular moves with our step-by-step guide!
Learn how On the Radar expert Mark Obstfield got into capoeira.
Go backstage at the ballet with real-life thirteen-year-old dancer Fiona. Dozens of gorgeous, full-color photographs welcome readers into Fiona's world, as she goes from auditions, to rehearsals, to opening night playing Clara, the lead child's role in Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker. Experience the nerves, the hard work, and ultimately the thrill of performing on the big stage with a professional company. This is a beautiful holiday gift that young dancers will cherish all year round.
From the Hardcover edition.
Twelve-year-old Billie has dreamed of being a ballet dancer for as long as she can remember - but things aren't easy for her and her mum, who struggle to make ends meet. Billie's dad died when she was little, and she dances to express her feelings.
Now she has an audition at WEDA - a world-famous contemporary dance school run by the inspirational Miss Murphy, whose motto is 'Never Say I Can't'.
But will Billie be able to get over her nerves and win a place at her dream school? And will she be able to live by the school's positive ethos, or will she crumble under the pressure?
Join Billie and her new friends on a fierce, empowering and sometimes scary journey to dance stardom.
Written in collaboration with Siobhan Curham, author of Dear Dylan, Finding Cherokee Brown, Moonlight Dreamers and editorial consultant on Zoella's global blockbuster, Girl Online.
Kimberly Wyatt rose to fame as a member of one of the biggest girl-groups of all time, The Pussycat Dolls. Together they sold over 55 million records world-wide, before coming to an end in 2010.
Now a firm TV favourite for parents and children alike, Kimberly has appeared on scores of high profile shows, notably as lead judge on SKY 1’s Got To Dance, with a healthy cooking segment on ITV's Lorraine, as well as CBBC's Taking the Next Step. She was crowned 2015’s winner of BBC1’s primetime show, Celebrity Masterchef.
Passionate about keeping fit, eating well and being the ’best version of yourself’, Kimberly has fast become a positive role model and fitness inspiration for many. She tours schools with her 'Well Fit' campaign with the Youth Sport Trust, promoting the physical and mental wellbeing messages that tie in to her books. In 2014 Kimberly became a mother to daughter, Willow. Follow her @KimberlyKWyatt.
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.
As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
Addiction is part of Krit Corbin’s nature—and women have always been his favorite obsession. But that’s the life of a lead singer in a band. He can have any woman he wants—anywhere, anytime. Well, except for one.
Blythe Denton is used to being alone. The minister’s family who raised her never accepted her as their own, and the cruel minister’s wife made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. So when she finally gets the chance to live by herself, Blythe takes it and moves into an apartment building with a loud upstairs neighbor who keeps throwing parties all night long.
It’s during one such party when Krit opens the door to find his new neighbor standing there. Blythe wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay. She’s nothing like the women who parade in and out of his apartment, but Krit can’t resist her—her brown hair, cute glasses, and sexy innocence is too much for him to ignore.
Determined to win Blythe over, Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet.
Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.
In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
But does she have the heart of a killer?
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...