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Reviewed by Diana Lopez for Readers' Favorite
When girls practice ballet they improve their coordination and acquire a sense of freedom. In addition, there are other benefits that ballet allows them to enjoy throughout their lives. The practice of ballet helps reduce tension in the body and in becoming more elegant when performing any activity. Dance Stance: Beginning Ballet for Young Dancers with Ballerina Konora is the perfect book to encourage girls to practice this art and enjoy its rewards. Author Once Upon a Dance explains the characteristics of ballet with easy-to-understand descriptions. The book gives many fundamental tips and explains how to achieve better posture. It shows that ballet is about having fun and enjoying new experiences. Learning ballet is a lifelong effort, but if it is done with joy, worthwhile benefits will be acquired.
I enjoyed reading Dance Stance as it has a marvelous way of expressing the concept, speaks in a very personal manner, and adds notes and anecdotes. The drawings are adorable and represent the positions perfectly. It will motivate readers and has relevant advice. The book explains that it takes years for beginners to be able to move gracefully and that, at first, coordination can be difficult. If you are patient with yourself and practice diligently, you will improve every day. Ballet is a great activity that girls can use to practice concentration, coordination, and collaboration. They can even practice at home by following the advice in this wonderful book. Once Upon a Dance inspires children to dance with joy, relax, and enjoy the process.