Books

We are in the process of scanning the internet for books and resources that relate to dancing. This could take a while.

The books will include elements relevant to calisthenics, such as ballet, gymnastics, fitness and health. They could be:

  • novels of interest to our young dancers
  • instructional books
  • non-fiction relevant to calisthenics in some way

If you have any suggestions, please let us know and we can add it to the list.


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Suggestions

Acrobatics for Children and Teenagers

From the Basics to Spectacular Human Balance Figures Author: Michael Blume Acrobatics are exciting for children and teenagers.  It is both challenging and fascinating to put your balance to the test and build human figures. Very important for this are team spirit and a willingness to cooperate. Many spectacular human pyramids and partner balance figures are…

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Angelina Ballerina My Library 4 Book Slipcase

Angelina and her friends memorise through song, prepare a wedding surprise, learn that honesty is the best policy and help Polly see that being little is not so bad. This gorgeous slipcase features four brand new stories: Angelina’s Opera Angelina and the Big News Angelina and the Smelly Cheese Angelina and the Mini Mouseling Angelina…

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Ballet for Dummies

Experience benefits from the practice of ballet Whether you want to participate in ballet or just watch it, the ballet experience can excite and inspire you. Ballet is among the most beautiful forms of expression ever devised: an exquisite mix of sight and sound, stunning, aesthetics, and awesome technique. Ballet For Dummies is for anyone…

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Ballet Shoes for Anna

Everything takes second place to Anna’s desire to dance Author: Noel Streatfeild Having lost their parents in an earthquake, Anna and her siblings live with their prim uncle and feeble aunt. Anna lives only to dance – but her uncle forbids her to have anything to do with ballet. How will she survive? For Anna,…

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Charlie and Lola: My Dancing Sticker Book

A Charlie and Lola sticker book, all about dancing Author: Lauren Child Lola really wants to learn to dance, but all the different kinds of dancing that she tries are too difficult or too floaty or too tappy. Lola thinks: ‘Oh! I don’t think I am good at ANY kind of dancing.’ Will Lotta and…

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Conditioning for Dance : Training for Peak Performance in All Dance Forms

Maximising body-mind conditioning for fluid mobility and balance Author: Eric Franklin This volume features 102 imagery exercises paired with dance-specific exercises to help maximise body-mind conditioning and develop more fluid mobility, balance, and tension release. The book culminates with a 20-minute, full-body barre workout routine designed to help dancers warm up, condition, and refine their…

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Dancing in the Wings

Based on experiences of the author Author: Debbie Allen Sassy is a long-legged girl who always has something to say. She wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream. When a famous director comes to…

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Dancing Shoes

Aunt Cora is determined to turn two orphans, perky Hilary and sullen Rachel, into members of her dance troupe. But Rachel wants to keep Hilary from being one of Wintle’s Little Wonders. Is it selfishness or something else? Misunderstandings and a spoiled cousin come together for a tale full of high drama. Book Details For…

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Elephants Cannot Dance!

Piggie tries to teach Gerald some new moves Author: Mo Willems Gerald is careful – Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling – Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In Elephants Cannot Dance! Piggie tries to teach Gerald some new moves. But will Gerald…

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Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class

Tough love guidance for parents of dancers Author: Abby Lee Miller Abby Lee Miller is passionate, unapologetically outspoken and tough-as-nails. In this book she offers tough love guidance for parents who want to help their children succeed and for readers of all ages striving to become the best they can be.  Her own students excel,…

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Giraffes Can’t Dance

A favorite tale of gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness. Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long.  At the Jungle Dance: the warthogs waltz the chimps cha-cha and the lions tango. “Giraffes can’t dance” they all jeer when it’s Gerald’s turn…

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Ivy + Bean Doomed to Dance

Finally! After months of begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they wanted…well, not exactly. It turns out ballet lessons are actually about learning how to dance gracefully. If only the girls hadn’t promised their parents to finish the entire ballet course! Book Details For ages: 9-12 Format: Paperback | 136 pages Dimensions: 138…

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Katie Morag and the Dancing Class

Katie is not at all excited at Ballet Class Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children’s books and as seen on TV – Katie Morag McColl! Everyone is excited about the new ballet and tap classes. Everyone, that is, except Katie Morag! But the two grandmothers have…

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Lettice the Dancing Rabbit

Dreams come true with Lettice Rabbit! Author: Mandy Stanley Lettice Rabbit wants to be a ballerina more than anything else in the world. But learning to dance means leaving her brothers and sisters, and venturing into the busy town by herself. Will such a very small rabbit really be able follow her dreams and become…

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Magic Ballerina series

Author: Darcey Bussell There seems to be 34 different books in the Magic Ballerina series. There are 4 mini-series within, all set within the magical world of Enchantia. Series 1 stars Delphie Series 2 stars Rosa Series 3 stars Holly and Series 4 stars Jade

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Sophie’s Dance Class

Sophie loves to dance Author: Angela McAllister Sophie dreams of being a ballerina, and when she receives ballet lessons for her birthday, she hopes her wish to be a real dancer one day might really come true. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing…

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Step By Step Ballet Class

Clear step-by-step illustrations and explanatory text Author: Royal Academy of Dancing Written with the full backing and expertise of the renowned Royal Academy of Dancing and following the international ballet examination syllabus, this is an updated edition of the bestselling Ballet Class. From the basic positions of the feet to exercises for the most advanced…

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Step up and Dance

16 year old Saph is doing what she loves – dancing Author: Thalia Kalkipsakis Saph’s life is pretty perfect. At sixteen, she’s already doing what she loves: dancing in a cheerleading squad for a professional basketball team.  So when she gets a Valentine from her secret crush, all her dreams seem to be within reach. But…

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Sugar Plum Ballerinas : Plum Fantastic

Learn about the girls from The Nutcracker School of Ballet as they work through stage fright, moving, overcoming hardships and more. Author: Whoopi Goldberg Epatha knows she’s the perfect pick for the lead in the new Sugar Plum ballet. But her dream role isn’t as fabulosa as she imagined. When she tries to spice up the…

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The Girl Guide

50 lessons in learning to love your changing body Author: Marawa Ibrahim Eight times world-record breaking hula-hoop star Marawa Ibrahim was told that she was too chubby during her teenage years to succeed as a performer. Today she is one of the most solicited circus performers worldwide, having worked with fashion power-houses Diesel and Kenzo….

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