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Ballet Pedagogy: The Art of Teaching

Rory Foster


There are many different methods for teaching classical ballet—Bournonville, Vaganova, Cecchetti—the Royal Academy of Dancing being the most widely known. All of these methods are effective tools for presenting the technique and art of ballet. Knowing how to use these tools successfully requires more than being a devotee of the technique; it also requires the mastering of various skills. In this book, the author aims to share his extensive knowledge of how to teach rather than focus exclusively on what to teach, arguing that it is not enough for a ballet teacher to be well trained in technique ... More

Keywords: classical ballet, Bournonville, Vaganova, Cecchetti, how to teach, ballet teacher, technique, pedagogical skills, effective teaching skills, musicality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034591
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rory Foster, author