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Introduction. Part I: Ballet Dancing from the Top. Chapter 1: Curtain Up! Welcome to the Ballet. Chapter 2: Stocking the Tools of the Trade. Chapter 3: Getting Toasty: Warming Up Your Body. Chapter 4: Leaping into Ballet Basics. Chapter 5: Music, Maestro! Part II: Belly Up to the Barre. Chapter 6: Basic Barre-Tending. Chapter 7: Stepping It Up at the Barre. Chapter 8: Getting a Leg Up. Part III: Center Floor, Anyone? Chapter 9: Getting to Center Floor. Chapter 10: Ballet’s Tasmanian Devil: The Pirouette. Chapter 11: Linking It Together: The Steps Between the Steps. Chapter 12: Ground Control to Ballet Dancer. Chapter 13: Getting More Air Time. Part IV: Living the Ballet Life. Chapter 14: Partners Aren’t Just for Square Dancing. Chapter 15: Exploring Choreography. Chapter 16: What the Heck Are They Saying? The Art of Ballet Mime. Chapter 17: Watching Ballet in Action. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: The Ten Most Commonly Used Ballet Steps. Chapter 19: Ten Best-Loved Classical Ballets. Chapter 20: Ten Great “Contemporary” Ballets. Chapter 21: The Ten Best Ballet Terms for Cocktail Parties. Chapter 22: Ten Fascinating Facts about Professional Ballet Dancers. Glossary. Index.