Dance Stance

Beginning Ballet for Young Dancers with Ballerina Konora

Children - Non-Fiction
64 Pages
Reviewed on 05/10/2022
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Author Biography

Once Upon a Dance is an award-winning mother-daughter collaboration. Ballerina Konora climbed the ballet ladder to pro, and she's thrilled to be living her dreams as a professional dancer. Along the way, she danced iconic roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy and Cinderella. Teacher Terrel taught dance for decades and was honored by her City Council for "embodying the spirit of partnership and commitment to children in our community" for her work with young dancers.

Follow Once Upon a Dance at @Once_UponADance or on Facebook for sneak peeks of upcoming releases, dance photos, and the occasional picture of their 5 feline hard-luck cases.

    Book Review

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.