Meet the Dancers
From Ballet, Broadway, and Beyond
By Amy Nathan
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805080711, 240pp.)
Publication Date: June 10, 2008
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Lots of kids enjoy dancing, but what motivates them to push past the sore muscles, early-morning technique classes, and crazy schedule required to become a professional dancer? In this book, dancers from many backgrounds talk about their different paths to success in ballet, modern, jazz, Broadway, and hiphop.They also share advice and helpful tips, such as: • practice interpreting the music and the mood of a movement, even when you’re doing a standard warm-up exercise • try to be in the front row at auditions so you can see what’s going on and so the judges know you’re eager to be seen
AMY NATHAN is the award-winning author of several books for young people, including Meet the Musicians, The Young Musician’s Survival Guide, and Yankee Doodle Gals. She lives in upstate New York.
“A chatty and informative look at dance. The range of dance styles gives this a wide appeal, as does the pleasing diversity of the 16 men and women.”
“Anyone, whether considering a career in dance or not, will be inspired and educated by these up-close-and-personal accounts.”
—School Library Journal
“A valuable book, and one that even dance hobbyists will find absorbing.”
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