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A Guide to Ballet Class by Charlie Plunkett
Charlie Plunkett's True Diaries made me laugh and also brought a lump to my throat, as I shared her real life adventures; starting with not one but two weddings - to the same Prince Charming, in True Diary of a Bride to be; followed by True Diary of a Mum to be, and ending (although the adventure continues) with The True Diary of Baby's First Year. Throughout all three diaries, Charlie's zest for life, and in particular her love for ballet shines through.
In between writing and publishing five chart topping titles, Charlie also enthusiastically teaches ballet in her home town, Brighton. Charlie's Facebook page is filled with images of her students, who are all ages and who are all obviously enjoying their ballet lessons. Like many young girls I too wanted to be a ballerina and took ballet classes, so I really envy Charlie's lucky students! However, Charlie's now published a guide to ballet, titled, A Guide to Ballet Class, so there's no excuse anymore not to get those ballet pumps on - even if you've never had a ballet lesson before, this easy to follow guide starts from the beginning, so if you didn't even know how to place your feet in first position, grab a copy of this book and be enlightened - ballet's an excellent form of exercise too, and excellent for improving and maintaining posture. And of course, A Guide to Ballet Class is written in Charlie's inimitable style, so her instructions are not only easy to follow, but will also bring a smile to your face, and will also provide a wonderful Christmas gift for any student or would be student of this lovely dance form.
To complement this excellent guide, Charlie also has her own Youtube channel, where she demonstrates just how to look graceful, exercise and have a ball(et) all at the same time.
A Guide to Ballet Class; a practical and light hearted look at the wonderful world of ballet, by Charlie Plunkett.
With over 25 years experience, ballet teacher Charlie Plunkett guides you through a ballet class. With her lighthearted and practical approach you will learn everything you need to know. Charlie shares tips on how to improve your posture and flexibilty. Gives a step by step guide to all the exercises you will encounter in a ballet class and explains the French terminology. Everything is delivered in an easy to read, fun way and there is a strong emphasis on learning to do ballet for the joy of it over pure technique. A must read for all budding ballet fans.
REVIEW by "Bookedin"
This is a beautifully presented book. A sweet little handbook for ballet enthusiasts, with the technical jargon kept to a minimum and a chatty, smooth narrative throughout. Professionally done and highly recommended. (five stars).
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