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As we prepare for Back to Dance Season we wanted to share some of our Top Books for Ballet Class for you to welcome your dancers back to the studio! All Book Descriptions have been derived from the book descriptions written on Amazon Children's Books
Join Florrie Flamingo on this new adventure as she joins Bella Bear at her very first ballet class. Florrie meets friends in class who have been dancing ballet for a while, including Swanhilda Swan and Oscar Ostrich. Although Florrie loves ballet she has a difficult time mastering all the moves in this first ballet class, but Bella Bear sees potential in her. With a little hard work, practice and determination she thinks Florrie Flamingo can be a ballerina yet!
Florrie Flamingo’s ABC’s of Dance is an A-Z rendition of ballet and dance related terms to help young children learn their ballet terminology and meanings. A combination of catchy rhymes and bright and colorful illustrations throughout, makes Florrie Flamingo’s ABC’s of Dance a fun and fanciful approach to learning ballet!
Florrie Flamingo© joins Swanhilda Swan© in Canada for a frozen adventure. Florrie learns how to build a snow swan (pliés and port de bras), make footprints in the snow (bourrées), and how to ice skate (glissade)! With pauses built in for students to try the dance moves on their own, Florrie’s Frozen Adventure is the perfect addition to any preschool classroom or dance class. Learning, Dancing and Reading is fun with Florrie Flamingo©
From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, a picture book starring a lovable and spunky character who will inspire prima ballerinas everywhere!
More than anything, Rosie loves to dance and wants to be a prima ballerina. But when she enrolls in ballet school, she can’t seem to master the plié or balance her arabesque. Never mind the grand jeté! Is there any hope for Rosie’s big dreams? With charming text from Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, and delightful illustrations from Caldecott Honoree Diane Goode, this encouraging story of an aspiring dancer will have readers asking for an encore.
Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight
A charming, rhyming picture book with an empowering message that challenges stereotypes from writer Rachael MacFarlane and illustrator Spencer Laudiero
I heard someone once say That boys shouldn't cry. But boys feel things too, It’s okay, and here’s why!
Equal parts humor and heart, Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight follows a young boy as he cycles through various feelings he experiences in every day life. Harrison feels happiness, sadness, pride, fear, joy, anger, and courage―all while playing and imagining without limitation! With Harrison Dwight, boys everywhere will feel empowered to play in whatever way they choose and learn that it’s always okay to express what you’re feeling inside!
Angelina Ballerina Center Stage
Join everyone’s favorite dancing mouse Angelina Ballerina as she choreographs an enchanting dance recital in this adorable 8x8 storybook that comes with a sheet of stickers!
It’s almost time for the spring recital! But when Miss Lilly sprains her ankle, Angelina Ballerina is asked to be the choreographer, which means giving up the lead role in the recital. Angelina is upset for Miss Lilly, but is honored to have been chosen for this big role. And as they say in show business, the show must go on!
Illus. in full color. A shortstop in a tutu? Not if she can help it! Forced by her mother into taking ballet lessons, a die-hard tomboy discovers that there's team spirit at the barre as well as on the baseball diamond.
Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina
What starts out as dancing school just for Dad quickly turns into a ballet class for Nancy's whole family. Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in learning to plié, pirouette, and jeté with Nancy as she demonstrates all of the positions she's learned in ballet class.
From the New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, who have entertained millions of girls and boys with the Fancy Nancy series.
Boys Dance (American Ballet Theatre)
A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre.
Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jeté, and plié. Created in partnership with the American Ballet Theatre and with the input of their company's male dancers, here is a book that shows ballet is for everyone.
Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z, this book subtly seeks to address the prejudice toward boys and ballet by showing the skill, hard work, strength, and smarts is takes to be a dancer. Fun and buoyant illustrations show boys of a variety of ages and ethnicities, making this the ideal book for any boy who loves dance. An afterword with photos and interviews with some of ABT's male dancers completes this empowering and joyful picture book.
Tallulah is certain she will have a solo in her dance school’s upcoming performance of The Frog Prince. After all, she is now an excellent ballerina. And she’s proud that her little brother, Beckett, has started taking ballet too, even though he spends most of his time goofing off. But then Tallulah gets an unexpected surprise . . . and not the good kind. What’s a ballerina to do when everything does not go as planned? Ballet and sibling rivalry meet head-on in this fabulous follow-up to Tallulah’s Tutu.