Welcome To Ballet School - Ashley Bouder


Welcome to your first day at ballet school! Put on your ballet shoes and master the basics with author and New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder. Learn five basic lessons, then visit the costume room before putting on your very own show of Sleeping Beauty at the end.

Whether you are already learning ballet or thinking about starting, this class is for you. Learn pliés, first positions, jetéspirouettes, and grand battements.

What happens if you fall? How do you stretch and look after your body? How do you get ready for class? Find out all this, then learn the characters and interpretations of Sleeping Beauty, taught in an inclusive way so anyone can dance the parts they want to. A helpful glossary at the back provides a review of ballet terms. Tutus optional!