Marie Taglioni was a ballerina born in 1804. She and her father, the dictatorial Philippe, are credited with having invented the Romantic style of ballet: fairies, white tutus, dancing en pointe. This fictionalized version of Marie's real life explores the gap between her role onstage, where she is considered a great beauty, and that offstage, where she's a neglected ugly duckling. She marries a handsome nobleman who only wants her for her money; yet her own love for him sustains her thoughout most of her life. Running parallel to Marie's story is that of her maid, Lucette, who leaves service to become a successful courtesan in demimonde Paris....
Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fiction, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward
Your burning ballet questions answered...
• How do I become a professional ballet dancer?
• What do ballerinas eat?or do they eat at all?
• Are all men who wear tights gay?
These are just a few of the questions you'll find answered here. Feel the pain of what it's like to wear pointe shoes, experience the terror of meeting hot, gun-toting guys while on tour with ballet companies in exotic, distant lands... discover an insider's secrets about what ballet life is really like....
Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
Size: 130 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward
Have you ever loved someone that you knew you couldn't save?
Even if she knew you loved her?
Monique is everything to him: a ballroom partner, a cooking buddy, a laugh-until-your-stomach-hurts best friend, a safe person to sit with after school and talk to about everything, except one topic.
He's crazy about her.
And she has no idea.
He won't ever tell her, either, if he has a choice. She likes someone else, and he can't stand to ruin their friendship (and dance lessons) over feelings she might never share.
But secrets can't keep forever. And behind Monique's walls are secrets of her own, secrets that could destroy their friendship, their dancing, and even her life, unless he can find a way to face his fears - a...
Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward
Stretch your limits with a leg stretcher flexibility strap. Whether you are a dancer, do ballet, gymnastics, yoga or tumbling, the flexibility strap can help you stretch to new heights. It uses static stretching to gently stretch you to new lengths, literally! In Stretching Your Limits 2, you get step-by-step-by-step instructions for over 25 leg stretcher exercises. Get easy to follow instructions modeled by professional dancers .Also included is how to warm up and cool down properly. Learn why to stretch and which type of stretching should be done at which time. This is a great addition to our first book Stretching Your Limits which focusses on stretches with the ballet stretch band. Since the leg stretcher hooks on the door, these stretches are not the same as in our first book.Thes...
Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2018 onward
Englishman in Blackpool, the short story prequel to Englishwoman in Paris. Story length, fifteen minutes. Mr Hopper, butler to Earl of Cosgrave has pretty much given up on ever finding that special person in his life that is, until he meets Beverley.Beverley has got herself into a pickle, a pickle that goes by the name of Joshua. She's all set to run away from the ballet competition at Blackpool's Winter Garden's and then she meets Hopper...Books in this seriesEnglishwoman in ParisEnglishwoman in ScotlandEnglishwoman in Manhattan...
Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fiction, Short Stories, Nonfiction
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2018 onward