Ballet For Dummies

Author: Scott Speck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068809
Release Date: 2011-05-04
Genre: Performing Arts

Whether you want to participate in ballet or just watch it, the ballet experience can excite and inspire you. Ballet is among the most beautiful forms of expression ever devised: an exquisite mix of sight and sound, stunning, aesthetics, and awesome technique. Ballet For Dummies is for anyone who wants to enjoy all that the dance forms offers – as an onlooker who wants to get a leg up on the forms you're likely to see or as an exercise enthusiast who understands that the practice of ballet can help you gain More strength Greater flexibility Better body alignment Confidence in movement Comfort through stress reduction Infinite grace – for life From covering the basics of classical ballet to sharing safe and sensible ways to try your hand (and toes) at moving through the actual dance steps, this expert reference shows you how to Build your appreciation for ballet from the ground up. Choose the best practice space and equipment. Warm up to your leap into the movements. Locate musical options for each exercise. Look for certain lifts in a stage performance. Tell a story with gestures. Picture a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer. Identify best-loved classic and contemporary ballets. Speak the language of ballet. Today you can find a ballet company in almost every major city on earth. Many companies have their own ballet schools – some for training future professionals, and others for interested amateurs. As you fine-tune your classical ballet technique – or even if you just like to read about it – you'll become better equipped to fully appreciate the great choreography and many styles of the dance. Ballet For Dummies raises the curtain on a world of beauty, grace, poise, and possibility!

Ballet For Dummies REFRESH

Author: Scott Speck
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 1119643104
Release Date: 2019-10-08
Genre: Performing Arts

Whether you want to participate in ballet or just watch it, the ballet experience can excite and inspire you. Ballet is among the most beautiful forms of expression ever devised: an exquisite mix of sight and sound, stunning, aesthetics, and awesome technique. Ballet For Dummies is for anyone who wants to enjoy all that the dance forms offers – as an onlooker who wants to get a leg up on the forms you're likely to see or as an exercise enthusiast who understands that the practice of ballet can help you gain: More strength Greater flexibility Better body alignment Confidence in movement Comfort through stress reduction Infinite grace – for life From covering the basics of classical ballet to sharing safe and sensible ways to try your hand (and toes) at moving through the actual dance steps, this expert reference shows you how to: Build your appreciation for ballet from the ground up. Choose the best practice space and equipment. Warm up to your leap into the movements. Locate musical options for each exercise. Look for certain lifts in a stage performance. Tell a story with gestures. Picture a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer. Identify best-loved classic and contemporary ballets. Speak the language of ballet. Today you can find a ballet company in almost every major city on earth. Many companies have their own ballet schools – some for training future professionals, and others for interested amateurs. As you fine-tune your classical ballet technique – or even if you just like to read about it – you'll become better equipped to fully appreciate the great choreography and many styles of the dance. Ballet For Dummies raises the curtain on a world of beauty, grace, poise, and possibility! Ballet For Dummies (9781119643104) was previously published as Ballet For Dummies (9780764525681). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Classical Music For Dummies

Author: David Pogue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119049753
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Music

Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream — if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.

Russian Phrases For Dummies

Author: Andrew Kaufman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068319
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Traveling in a foreign country such as Russia suddenly becomes a lot more exciting when you can engage in elegant small talk with the locals. Russian Phrases For Dummies is your handy guide to everyday words and phrases you can start using immediately to make your visit more rewarding and a whole lot easier. This user-friendly phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time. Its quick-and-easy approach gives you language fundamentals up front, the Words to Know section helps you find the right word fast, and the easy-to-use pronunciation key helps other people understand what you're trying to say. You'll learn how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, and time Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies Pronounce familiar English words and phrases in Russian and English Beware of words that sound to English but don't mean the same thing Read signs that use the Russian alphabet Follow the conventions of Russian pronunciation Use basic Russian grammar correctly Keep ten commonly used Russian phrases on the tip of your tongue Use basic telephone vocabulary and send letters, emails, and faxes Don't have time to study the language before you get to Russia? No worries. Just flip through Russian Phrases For Dummies, find the section that fits your needs, and start talking!

Russian For Dummies

Author: Andrew Kaufman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052884
Release Date: 2011-05-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Russian is spoken by nearly 450 million people, and demand for Russian-speakers is growing. This introductory course includes an audio CD with practice dialogues-just the ticket for readers who need basic Russian for business, school, or travel. Serafima Gettys, PhD (Newark, CA), is Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University. Andrew Kaufman, PhD (Charlottesville, VA), is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

YouTube For Dummies

Author: Doug Sahlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111805170X
Release Date: 2011-02-10
Genre: Computers

YouTube For Dummies takes the classic Dummies tact in helping tech novices get a handle on a popular technology that more tech-savvy audiences consider "simple." With so much content on YouTube getting media attention, more first-timers are jumping on the site and they need help. The book also helps the next step audience of users looking to add content to YouTube. Content includes: Watching the Tube - includes getting your PC ready for YouTube viewing, finding video, signing up for an account, and creating favorites. Loading Video to YouTube—covers the nuts and bolts of shooting video, transferring it to a PC, editing it, and sending it up to YouTube. Bringing Along YouTube—covers the various ways you can use YouTube video in places other than on the site. Includes mobile YouTube and adding videos to your MySpace page or another Web site. I Always Wanted To Direct—explores how to use YouTube's directors program to upload longer video, use the site for marketing, or launch your own videoblog.

Chicago For Dummies

Author: Laura Tiebert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470183335
Release Date: 2007-10-15
Genre: Travel

Years ago, when Frank Sinatra sang the praises of "my kind of town," he was saluting Chicago. Chicago is still a truly vibrant and eclectic city that constantly reinvents itself. Cosmopolitan yet not elitist, sophisticated in some ways yet refreshingly brash in others, Chicago is wonderfully entertaining and welcoming. There’s plenty to do and this guide clues you in with the latest info on: Four options for exploring the city Five day trips to nearby attractions Accommodations, ranging from three of the world’s best luxury hotels to wonderful historic getaways with modern amenities A shopping guide that covers power shopping along the Magnificent Mile and bargain hunting in unique shops The action and attractions, ranging from Soldier Field or Wrigley Field to the Hancock Observatory to Navy Pier Restaurants, including everything from elegant to family-style, and from Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza to all kinds of ethnic cuisine Intriguing architecture and incredible museums, including the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Art Institute of Chicago Fantastic outdoor attractions, including Millenium Park, Grant Park, North Avenue Beach, two great zoos, and more What to do when the sun goes down, whether you like the blues, ska, or hip-hop… the hot night spots or great theater Culture, ranging from Lyric Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to The Second City and Improv Olympics Sports—baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and more—in a city of notoriously passionate fans Like every For Dummies travel guide, Chicago For Dummies, 4th Edition, includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages With this friendly guide to help you choose from the best sites and attractions, Chicago will surely be your kind of town.

Paris For Dummies

Author: Cheryl A. Pientka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470480892
Release Date: 2009-03-09
Genre: Travel


Violin For Dummies

Author: Katharine Rapoport
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119022916
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Music

The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for anymusical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play theviolin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosingthe right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles,this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of postureand bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep itin beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn howto read — and feel — the music, and how to inject yourown personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'llbe playing classical, jazz, country, and more, as you become a bonafide violin player. The included audio and video instructionencourages you to play along as you learn, and allow you to hear,see, and imitate proper technique. The violin's small size, portability, and mimicry of the humanvoice have made it popular across cultures and throughout time.This book shows you how to teach yourself the basics so you canstart playing quickly. Start with the basics of proper hold and bowing technique Learn how to properly tune and care for your violin Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation Play classical, jazz, and other popular styles of music The violin has a reputation of being difficult to learn, but thereality is that it's difficult to master. Anyone can learn,and practice over time will refine your technique and your musicalstyle. You'll have fun, make music, and maybe even fall in lovewith this instrument that has inspired some of the world's bestmusicians and composers. Get started today, the easy way, withViolin For Dummies.

Paris For Dummies

Author: Joseph Alexiou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118038727
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Travel


Baseball For Dummies

Author: Joe Morgan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054376
Release Date: 2011-03-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation


The Royal Wedding For Dummies Enhanced Edition

Author: Julian Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111997304X
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Reference

The fun, slightly irreverent guide to enjoying, understanding, and joining the festivities. Content includes: A brief biography of the happy couple - of course Royal wedding fact sheets featuring in-depth explanations of the customs, rules of etiquette, and history on display during the events An inside look at Westminster Abbey - the building, the history, and the weddings A lively account of royal weddings of the past - with a score card ranking the ultimate results - including a look at other royal/commoner romances "Where did they go?" Royal honeymoons of the past A "Know Your Heads of State and Hangers-On" section perfect for figuring out who's at the events A guide to planning and holding a street party that will bring back memories from the past A recipe section with great takes on traditional British fare perfect for a party Royal trivia sure to tax the talents of young and old alike An "If you're going" guide featuring The best places to get a glimpse of the revelry in person Great places to grab a pint or glass of wine and soak in the atmosphere Tips on getting around London easily and safely on the big day

Biomechanics For Dummies

Author: Steve McCaw
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118674765
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Science

A thorough explanation of the tenets of biomechanics At once a basic and applied science, biomechanics focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. Biomechanics for Dummies examines the relationship between biological and mechanical worlds. It clarifies a vital topic for students of biomechanics who work in a variety of fields, including biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science. Following the path of a traditional introductory course, Biomechanics for Dummies covers the terminology and fundamentals of biomechanics, bone, joint, and muscle composition and function, motion analysis and control, kinematics and kinetics, fluid mechanics, stress and strain, applications of biomechanics, and black and white medical illustrations. Offers insights and expertise in biomechanics to provide an easy-to-follow, jargon-free guide to the subject Provides students who major in kinesiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physical education, nutritional science, and many other subjects with a basic knowledge of biomechanics Students and self-motivated learners interested in biological, applied, exercise, sports, and health sciences should not be without this accessible guide to the fundamentals.

German Phrases For Dummies

Author: Paulina Christensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471772461
Release Date: 2005-08-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak German - instantly! Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at schoolbut need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! Thishandy little phrasebook will have you speaking German in notime. Discover how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies

Fundamental Analysis For Dummies

Author: Matt Krantz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470573228
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics

How to determine the true strength and stability of any business What's the key to multibillionaire Warren Buffett's five-decade run as the most successful investor in history? Fundamental analysis. Now, Fundamental Analysis For Dummies puts this tried and true method for gauging any company's true underlying value into sensible and handy step-by-step instructions.. In this easy-to-understand, practical, and savvy guide you'll discover why this powerful tool is particularly important to investors in times of economic downturn and how it helps you assess a business's overall financial performance by using historical and present data to forecast its future monetary value. You'll also learn how to use fundamental analysis to spot bargains in the market, minimize your risk, and improve your overall investment skills. Shows how to predict the future value of a business based on its current and historical financial data Helps you guage a company's performance against its competitors Covers evaluation of internal management Reveals how to determine if in a company's credit standing is any jeopardy Applies fundamental analysis to other investment vehicles, including currency, bonds, and commodities Matt Krantz is a writer and reporter for USA TODAY and USATODAY.COM where he covers investments and financial markets Read Fundamental Analysis For Dummies and find the bargains that could make you the next Warren Buffett!