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Peril En Pointe by Helen Lipscombe

Title Peril en Pointe
Author Helen Lipscombe
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-07
Category Ballet dancers
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1910655791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Milly yearns to dance like her ballerina mumbut during the biggest performance of her life, she messes up and her mum disappears. Six months on, Milly receives an unexpected invitation to join the Swan House School of Ballet. Thrilled, Milly accepts, only to find that Swan House is no ordinary ballet school: its a ballet school for spies. Can her new skills help her discover the truth about her mothers vanishing act?

Title Swan House Mystery 1 Peril en Pointe
Author Helen Lipscombe
Publisher Chicken House
Release Date 2019-07-04
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781912626274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Milly yearns to dance like her ballerina mum - but during the biggest performance of her life, she messes up and her mum disappears. Six months on, Milly receives an unexpected invitation to join Swan House, a prestigious ballet school. But this is no ordinary ballet school: it's a school for spies ...

Born To Dance by Jordan Matter

Title Born to Dance
Author Jordan Matter
Publisher Workman Publishing
Release Date 2018-10-16
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780761189343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times bestseller! “In Jordan Matter’s photos, dancers make all the world their stage.” —New York Times From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times–bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate McRae and Sofie Dossi) as well as stars in the making. Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now, in one dazzling photograph after another, he portrays dancers—ages 2 through 18—in ordinary and extraordinary pursuits, from hanging with friends to taking selfies, from leaping for joy to feeling left out. The subjects include TV and internet stars like Chloé Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, and Kendall Vertes, as well as boys and girls from around the neighborhood. What they all share is the skill to elevate their hopes and dreams with beauty, humor, grace, and surprise. Paired with empowering words from the dancers themselves, the photographs convey each child’s declaration that they were born to dance. Bonus Features: Scan the QR code next to dozens of photos and watch behind-the-scenes videos documenting the shoots. “Breathtaking photos to free your imagination.” —Diane Sawyer, ABC World News “When you take the natural grace of dancers and put them in unexpected places, you get photos that really tell a story.” —Fox News

Promise And Peril by Aaron Wherry

Title Promise and Peril
Author Aaron Wherry
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2019-08-20
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781443458283
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An inside, in-depth look at the leadership of Justin Trudeau, by a veteran political journalist A must-read for all Canadians before the next federal election Justin Trudeau came to power on the promise of “hope and hard work” and a pledge to seek a common good for all Canadians. From the outset, his critics called him naive, inexperienced and a danger to the economy. His proponents have touted his intentions for the middle class, the environment and refugees, which they argue have moved forward real change despite challenges and criticism. Veteran political journalist Aaron Wherry has extensively interviewed decision-makers, influencers and political insiders, from the prime minister’s closest advisors to cabinet ministers to the prime minister himself, to provide the most in-depth, inside examination—beyond the headlines and the tweets—of how Justin Trudeau has performed on his promises for Canada. Promise and Peril: Justin Trudeau in Power explores how the Trudeau government has succeeded or failed in its biggest commitments—resource development, immigration, climate change, trade, reconciliation—against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, global political tumult and the roar of populist revolt. It reveals what was happening behind the scenes during the government’s most crucial and public moments, including: · the NAFTA negotiations · the infamous Trump tweets at the G7 summit · that island vacation · the SNC-Lavalin affair Promise and Peril is a must-read for all voters before the next election. It examines whether a politician who came to office with immense potential has measured up to expectations—and what is at stake for Canada’s future at home and abroad.

Murder On Cape Cod by Maddie Day

Title Murder on Cape Cod
Author Maddie Day
Publisher Kensington Books
Release Date 2019-12-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781496715074
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First in a New Series! A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series fromthe Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series. Summer is busy season for Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida’s bicycle shop, nestled in the quaint, seaside hamlet of Westham, Massachusetts. She’s expecting an influx of tourists at Mac’s Bikes; instead she discovers the body of Jake Lacey. Mac can’t imagine anyone stabbing the down-on-his-luck handyman. However, the authorities seem to think Mac is a strong suspect after she was spotted arguing with Jake just hours before his death. Mac knows she didn’t do it, but she does recognize the weapon—her brother Derrick’s fishing knife. Mac’s only experience with murder investigations is limited to the cozy mysteries she reads with her local book group, the Cozy Capers. So to clear her name—and maybe her brother’s too—Mac will have to summon help from her Cozy Capers co-investigators and a library’s worth of detectives’ tips and tricks. For a small town, Westham is teeming with possible killers, and this is one mystery where Mac is hoping for anything but a surprise ending...

No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton

Title No Ballet Shoes In Syria
Author Catherine Bruton
Publisher Nosy Crow
Release Date 2019-04-25
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781788005852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn a prestigious ballet scholarship. But at the same time, Aya and her family must fight to be allowed to remain in the country, to make a home for themselves, and to find Aya's father - separated from the rest of the family during the journey from Syria. With beautiful, captivating writing, wonderfully authentic ballet detail, and an important message championing the rights of refugees, this is classic storytelling - filled with warmth, hope and humanity.

Choreographer S Handbook by Jonathan Burrows

Title CHOREOGRAPHER S HANDBOOK
Author Jonathan Burrows
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2010-06-10
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781136974588
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher Jonathan Burrows explains how to navigate a course through the complex process of creating dance. He provides choreographers with an active manifesto and shares his wealth of experience of choreographic practice to allow each artist and dance-maker to find his or her own aesthetic process.

The Audition by Maddie Ziegler

Title The Audition
Author Maddie Ziegler
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-10-31
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781481486385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bunheads meets The Kicks in this first novel in a brand-new middle grade trilogy from New York Times bestselling author, dancer, model, and actress Maddie Ziegler! Twelve-year-old Harper has been dancing practically since she could walk. She loves her dance studio and team, and just won her first ever top junior solo in a regional competition. But right before the school year starts, Harper’s parents drop a bombshell—the family has to relocate from their cozy town in Connecticut to sunny Florida for their jobs. That means goodbye to her friends, dance team, trips to see shows in NYC—and did she mention dance team? When she arrives at her new dance school and new team, it feels like everyone has better feet, quicker turns and faster taps than Harper. And it doesn’t help that a group of girls, who nicknamed themselves The Bunheads, wonder how the heck she made the team if she can’t even do a simple turn sequence in front of the class. Thankfully, Harper befriends Lily, a fellow newbie in the studio who is just as eager to make her mark and find a friendly face. With a big competition coming up for the dance team, Harper is determined to show everyone—especially those Bunheads—what she’s made of. And when a very badly timed injury threatens all of the work they have done, The Bunheads, Lily, and Harper must learn to truly work together to give them their best shot at the top spot!

Ballroom Dancing by Alex Moore

Title Ballroom Dancing
Author Alex Moore
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2002
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 308
ISBN 9780878301539
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The tenth edition has been revised throughout and contains up-to-date information on several major dances including the Quickstep, Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango. All are illustrated and described in great detail. Popular dances, old and new, such as the Viennese Waltz and Rhythm Dancing are also included. Other sections cover Amateur Medal Tests, Competition Dancing, Expression in Dancing and aspects of teaching.

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong

Title Aftermath
Author Kelley Armstrong
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-05-22
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780385686464
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers spine-chilling thrills as a small town deals with the fallout of a school shooting. Secrets don't remain hidden for long in this read: perfect for fans of Kara Thomas's Darkest Corners and Lynn Weingarten's Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. Three years ago, Skye's brother Luka died in a mass shooting at the local high school. But there's no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn't a victim -- he was a shooter. Now, Skye returns to the small town she had fled to start anew. But the scars of the past don't heal easily. And there's one person Skye dreads seeing most: Jesse Matin. Her childhood crush and former best friend until the massacre tore them apart. Told in alternating points of view, Skye and Jesse wade into the mystery of what took place that fateful day. But someone clearly doesn't want Skye back in town, and when she and Jesse uncover new evidence that could clear Luka's name, it becomes obvious that someone wants the past to stay buried. In the aftermath of violence, someone has to pay. Blood for blood. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong comes a mind-bending thriller that will have readers keeping the lights on.

Title Ballet Bunnies 1 The New Class
Author Swapna Reddy
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2021-03-02
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9780593304945
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Peek behind the curtain and find the Ballet Bunnies in this new full-color chapter book series featuring the most darling dancers you will ever meet! Miss Luisa's School of Dance is a magical place. There are dancers and music. . . and bunnies that talk and do ballet! No one knows the bunnies are there. Then, Millie arrives. She's new to ballet class and doesn't know all the moves. But when all the other dancers are gone, she discovers the Ballet Bunnies! They can help Millie find her dancing feet--so long as she can keep the Ballet Bunnies a secret! Don't miss the next act! Ballet Bunnies #2: Let's Dance

The Marvellous Land Of Snergs by E. A. Wyke-Smith

Title The Marvellous Land of Snergs
Author E. A. Wyke-Smith
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-07-12
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780486174433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Located somewhere in "a world apart," just beyond the reach of current navigational tools, lies the land of the Snergs, a haven for countless neglected children, all of whom are watched over by maternal women. Also inhabited by a sturdy race of generous people no taller than the average table, the realm is surrounded by a forest occupied by friendly bears. Into this unusual kingdom come Joe and Sylvia, two youngsters who have slipped away from home in search of excitement and adventure. They get more than enough of both as they come upon the children, as well as kings, knights, an evil witch, and a cap of invisibility (which doesn't seem to work.) Accompanied by Gordo, a dwarfish Snerg with a reputation for being a lovable klutz, the trio leapfrogs from one fantastic adventure to another. Tolkien called this forgotten classic a "sourcebook" for The Hobbit. A whimsical delight for readers of all ages, this E. A. Wyke-Smith's enthralling adventures is must-reading for any Rings fan.

Dancing Women by Sally Banes

Title Dancing Women
Author Sally Banes
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-11-05
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781134833177
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dancing Women: Female Bodies Onstage is a spectacular and timely contribution to dance history, recasting canonical dance since the early nineteenth century in terms of a feminist perspective. Setting the creation of specific dances in socio-political and cultural contexts, Sally Banes shows that choreographers have created representations of women that are shaped by - and that in part shape - society's continuing debates about sexuality and female identity. Broad in its scope and compelling in its argument Dancing Women: * provides a series of re-readings of the canon, from Romantic and Russian Imperial ballet to contemporary ballet and modern dance * investigates the gaps between plot and performance that create sexual and gendered meanings * examines how women's agency is created in dance through aspects of choreographic structure and style * analyzes a range of women's images - including brides, mistresses, mothers, sisters, witches, wraiths, enchanted princesses, peasants, revolutionaries, cowgirls, scientists, and athletes - as well as the creation of various women's communities on the dance stage * suggests approaches to issues of gender in postmodern dance Using an interpretive strategy different from that of other feminist dance historians, who have stressed either victimization or celebration of women, Banes finds a much more complex range of cultural representations of gender identities.

Title Physics and the Art of Dance
Author Kenneth Laws
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2002-03-14
Category Music
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0198033087
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet partners. Finally, Laws offers insight into two current discussions in the dance world--the effect of body size on ballet technique, and the relationship between science and the art of dance. Beautiful, original stop-action photographs by Martha Swope, along with clear diagrams, illustrate the concepts described in the text. Plus, an intriguing "puzzler" at the beginning of each chapter provides an engaging entrée into the topics presented. For those who want a more advanced understanding of the physics, extensive appendices are provided. This new book combines the best features of Laws's widely acclaimed The Physics of Dance and Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux by Laws and Cynthia Harvey. Its expert application of the basic principles of physics to the art of dance will be an invaluable resource for dancers and dance instructors and will open a new level of appreciation for lovers of the form. It will also appeal to physicists who seek to include the arts in their scientific pursuits.

Nutcracker Nation by Jennifer Fisher

Title Nutcracker Nation
Author Jennifer Fisher
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2008-10-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780300133431
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Nutcracker is the most popular ballet in the world, adopted and adapted by hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada every Christmas season. In this entertainingly informative book, Jennifer Fisher offers new insights into the Nutcracker phenomenon, examining it as a dance scholar and critic, a former participant, an observer of popular culture, and an interviewer of those who dance, present, and watch the beloved ballet. Fisher traces The Nutcracker’s history from its St. Petersburg premiere in 1892 through its emigration to North America in the mid-twentieth century to the many productions of recent years. She notes that after it was choreographed by another Russian immigrant to the New World, George Balanchine, the ballet began to thrive and variegate: Hawaiians added hula, Canadians added hockey, Mark Morris set it in the swinging sixties, and Donald Byrd placed it in Harlem. The dance world underestimates The Nutcracker at its peril, Fisher suggests, because the ballet is one of its most powerfully resonant traditions. After starting life as a Russian ballet based on a German tale about a little girl’s imagination, The Nutcracker has become a way for Americans to tell a story about their communal values and themselves.

Title Evie and the Animals
Author Matt Haig
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 2019-06-06
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781786894304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.

Dance Words by Valerie Preston-Dunlop

Title Dance Words
Author Valerie Preston-Dunlop
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-01-28
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 740
ISBN 9781134361229
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Title The Only Black Girls in Town
Author Brandy Colbert
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2020-03-10
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780316456371
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past. Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't understand. When the bed and breakfast across the street finds new owners, Alberta is ecstatic to learn the family is black—and they have a 12-year-old daughter just like her. Alberta is positive she and the new girl, Edie, will be fast friends. But while Alberta loves being a California girl, Edie misses her native Brooklyn and finds it hard to adapt to small-town living. When the girls discover a box of old journals in Edie's attic, they team up to figure out exactly who's behind them and why they got left behind. Soon they discover shocking and painful secrets of the past and learn that nothing is quite what it seems.

Darkwater by Dorothy Eden

Title Darkwater
Author Dorothy Eden
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2013-07-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781480429390
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This classic Gothic romance, hailed by the Boston Globe as “a gem of its species,” tells the spine-tingling story of a young woman caught up in an English manor’s shadowed, violent past—and confronted by the very real dangers that lie within Fanny Davenport has lived at Darkwater ever since she was brought there as a young orphan. She both loves and detests the forbidding English estate on the moors, haunted by the death of its long-ago mistress. When the scream of a bird caught in the chimney pierces the gloom one night, she knows it to be a harbinger of violent things to come. It all begins when Fanny boards a ship to pick up two Chinese children who have been entrusted to her uncle’s care. But Adam Marsh, the handsome stranger who hands over the sister and brother, may be an imposter. Then the children’s elderly amah disappears. The reappearance of Adam Marsh only raises more questions. Can Fanny trust him? Is he her only ally against a cunning killer waiting to claim one more life?

Title Final Bow for Yellowface Dancing Between Intention and Impact
Author Phil Chan
Publisher R. R. Bowker
Release Date 2020-06-30
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 238
ISBN 1734732482
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Who would have guessed that one short conversation with New York City Ballet Artistic Director Peter Martins would change the course of how we approach America's favorite holiday ballet, and serve as a catalyst for changing how we talk about race in America? Phil Chan, arts advocate and co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, chronicles his journey navigating conversations around race, representation, and inclusion arising from issues in presenting one short dance-the Chinese variation from The Nutcracker. Armed with new vocabulary, he recounts his process and pitfalls in advising Salt Lake City's Ballet West on the presentation of a lost Balanchine work from 1925, Le Chant du Rossignol.Chan encounters orientalism, cultural appropriation, and yellowface, and witnesses firsthand the continuing evolution of an Old World aristocratic dance form in a New World democratic environment. As a storyteller, Chan presents a mix of dance and Chinese American history, personal anecdotes, and best practices for any professional arts organization to use for navigating issues around race, while outlining an essential path American ballet must take in order for our beloved art form to stay alive for a growingly diverse 21st century audience.