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Meet the Dancers

From Ballet, Broadway, and Beyond

Amy Nathan

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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

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Meet the Dancers
Dance OnINTRODUCTIONI'm always amazed at what kids can accomplish when they throw themselves into something, and there can be no better examples than the sixteen "kids" you'll meet in this book. They're all grown up now and have become successful professional dancers. Some perform in ballet or modern dance companies, while others are kicking up their heels in Broadway musicals or strutting their stuff in music videos. But it all started when they were dance-crazy youngsters, sweating their way through dance class, day in and day out, as they (and their aching muscles and oh-so-sore
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REVIEWS

Praise for Meet the Dancers

“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.”

Kirkus Reviews

 

“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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Amy Nathan

  • 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.
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Meet the Dancers

From Ballet, Broadway, and Beyond

Amy Nathan

Kansas State Reading Circle, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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