Publisher description for Basic principles of classical ballet; Russian ballet technique, by Agrippina Vaganova. Translated from the Russian by Anatole Chujoy. Incorporating all the material from the 4th Russian ed. Including Vaganova's Sample lesson with musical accompaniment, translated by John Barker.

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Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. Offers dancers, teachers and ballet lovers information often difficult to locate in other books.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ballet dancing