Learn to Speak Dance

Learn to Speak

By Ann-Marie Williams and Jeff Kulak

From 9 to 13 | 96 pages

Watching a flashy music video or an episode of So You Think You Can Dance probably makes most people a little shy about their dancing skills, but we all know how to dance. After all, dance is just a mashup of everyday movement and imagination. And while a musician might learn how to play piano or guitar, a dancer's instrument is the human body. We just need to explore the unique, artistic voice inside that instrument — and Learn to Speak Dance is all about helping kids do just that!

Drawing upon years of experience as a dancer and dance teacher, author Ann-Marie Williams exposes every aspect of the world of dance — from different dance styles around the world to tips on choreography, costume design, performance, staging, and even managing a potential career. She's also brought along the expert opinions of a number of other dancers, set designers, choreographers, and reality TV judges, and all of them share great tips and anecdotes throughout. But there's no need to get stage fright — Learn to Speak Dance isn't an audition, a lecture, or even a class. It's simply a revelation of just how far your own two feet can move you...if you let them

Aspiring choreographers, musicians, stage managers and set designers will find start-up pointers... - Kirkus Reviews
...a practical introduction to the field. - Booklist
Comprehensive, exhilarating and groovy.
- Foreword Reviews
A sparkling addition to performing-arts sections. - School Library Journal
...fun, smart, and unflaggingly supportive. - Quill & Quire
Dancing is hip and happening, and together the author and illustrator have created an appealing book that will inspire and support kids and young teens who just want to get up and dance. - Canadian Children's Book News
It will inspire and validate pre-adolescents who have an interest in dance, and it will certainly provide them a comprehensive overview of dance as a discipline and profession.
- CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials
Any teen with an interest in fashion will find much to like about this book.
- VOYA
Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Non-Fiction - Young Adult category, Bronze, 2011
Alcuin Society Book Design Competition, Reference Category, 2011

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