DK READERS: My First Ballet Recital by Amy Junor

By Amy Junor

Images mix with vigorous illustrations and fascinating, age-appropriate tales in DK Readers, a multilevel examining application absolute to seize kid's curiosity whereas constructing their interpreting talents and normal wisdom. My First Ballet Recital is the tale of a girl's practise for her first ballet functionality, the place she and her classmates can sing their own praises all they have discovered.

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Posture The way you stand or sit. Pointe shoes Ballet shoes with ribbons and hard blocks at the toes worn by female dancers when their feet are strong enough after several years of training. R Révérence rev-er-ONS The curtsey or bow at the end of a class or performance. S Studio The room where you learn to dance. T Tutu too-too A dance costume with a frilly net skirt. Index Arabesque 23 Audience 25, 30, 32, 34, 44 Grand plié 17 Improvisation 39 Ballet shoes 26 Barre 16, 17, 18 Bow 30 Costume 4, 24, 28, 36, 37, 43 Curtsey 30, 45 Dégagé 18 Demi plié 16, 17 Demi pointe 39 Fifth position 14, 15, 17 First position 15, 17, 18, 19 Five positions 14-15 Fourth position 15 Jump 21, 40, 41 Leap 20, 21, 27, 40, 43 Leotard 4, 36 Make-up 24, 35, 43 Music 13, 14, 38, 39, 40 Painting faces 34, 35, 43 Pas de deux 22, 25 Pointe shoes 26, 27 Practicing 14, 15, 18, 21, 26, 32, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 47 Recital 38, 41, 47 Révérence 25 Second position 15, 19 Stage 4, 5, 24, 28, 30, 34, 42, 43, 44, 47 Studio 12, 13, 20, 21 Third position 15 Tutu 16, 24, 28, 29, 37, 38, 39, 43 Warm up 5, 6, 8, 14 Wobbling 18, 19 READERS Jamie and her class are getting ready for their first ballet recital.

Jamie waves an excited goodbye to her friends Coco and April. 41 Finally, the day of Jamie’s performance has arrived. She is really nervous and excited that she is about to be on stage for the first time! Her family and friends have all come to watch her debut. 42 Jamie keeps her head high as she spins... and leaps across the stage... finishing her dance gracefully. Jamie has been practicing for weeks now and knows her dance really well. Her hands tremble as she puts on her beautiful white tutu and paints on her stage make-up.

When he adds some brown ears that he finds in the dress-up box, he immediately looks just like a fox! April tries to find something to complete her cat outfit. She finds a white leotard to match her headband. Now that Alex looks like a fox, he practices walking like a fox too! 36 Tutu Jamie pulls everything out of the dress-up box, looking for something a beautiful fairy princess would wear. Finally, at the bottom of the box, she finds a big, white tutu that is perfect for her dance! Now that April looks like a cat, she has to move like one.

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