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"A very readable book. Dance teachers and discerning students will find it of immense value - highly recommended." - British Bulletin of Publications
--British Bulletin of Publications
"each profile is an entertaining and enlightening mix of personal anecdotes and details about teaching techniques and class content and organization." "offers a brisk stimulant for reflecting on the values of developing and holding true to one's own style and beliefs."
--CAB Abstracts (UK)
"Ballet teachers will value this addition to the dance literature, and the larger audience of balletomanes will also find it engrossing."
"Each profile is stimulating, combining philosophical discussion and anecdotal history with sample representative classroom exercises. Ballet teachers will value its addition to the dance literature, and the larger audience of balletomanes will also find it engrossing."
"What a superb and inspiring book this is! It is a celebration of the art of teaching ballet and it will delight anyone who is interested in classical dancing."
"It is by a dancer, for dancers, about dancing, and we should be grateful to Gretchen Ward Warren for giving us the opportunity to share the philosophy, methods, and, above all, the sheer inspiration of these ten great teachers."
--Dancing Times - UK
"If even one insight clicks for you, then the book has paid for itself and your students have benefitted." - Dancer
"Meticulously worded to bring each master forward as a person you'd love to spend time with, each exquisite chapter ends with a sampling of classroom quotes from the teacher, a listing of the order of exercises offered in class, and a chart tracing the pedagogical lineage of teachers reaching back to Gaetano Vestris, Maximillien Gardel, and Louis Dupre."-- Dance Critics Association
--DCA News (Dance Critics Association Newsletter)