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A beautiful gift edition of the beloved classic about two orphan sisters and their newfound love of theater and dance. After losing their mother, Rachel and her adopted sister Hilary move in with their aunt, Cora Wintle. Cora runs a dancing school in London, and she thinks that Hilary would be perfect for her dancing troupe, Wintle's Little Wonders! The only problem is that Hilary might be as good as Cora's own precious daughter, Dulcie. Still, Cora is determined to make sulky Rachel and sprightly Hilary members of her dance troupe. But Rachel doesn't want to be a Little Wonder! She can't dance and feels silly in her the ruffly costume. Nothing seems to be going as planned, until Rachel discovers her talent for acting. . . . This classic children's book is perfect for kids who dream of being on stage, whether it be dancing or acting. And don't miss the other classic Noel Streatfeild titles, Ballet Shoes, Skating Shoes, and Theater Shoes!
A guide to ballroom dancing. It includes all the main ballroom dances, along with versions of most dances approved for championships. There are diagrams showing every step from both the male and female perspective. This tenth edition is revised and updated.
While Jews are commonly referred to as the "people of the book," American Jewish choreographers have consistently turned to dance as a means to articulate personal and collective identities; tangle with stereotypes; advance social and political agendas; and imagine new possibilities for themselves as individuals, artists, and Jews. Dancing Jewish delineates this rich history, demonstrating that Jewish choreographers have not only been vital contributors to American modern and postmodern dance, but that they have also played a critical and unacknowledged role in the history of Jews in the United States. By examining the role dance has played in the struggle between Jewish identification and integration into American life, the book moves across disciplinary boundaries to show how cultural identity, nationality, ethnicity, and gender are formed and performed through the body and its motions. A dancer and choreographer, as well as an historian, Rebecca Rossen offers evocative analyses of dances while asserting the importance of embodied methodologies to academic research. Featuring over fifty images, a companion website, and key works from 1930 to 2005 by a wide range of artists-including David Dorfman, Dan Froot, David Gordon, Hadassah, Margaret Jenkins, Pauline Koner, Dvora Lapson, Liz Lerman, Sophie Maslow, Anna Sokolow, and Benjamin Zemach-Dancing Jewish offers a comprehensive framework for interpreting performance and establishes dance as a crucial site in which American Jews have grappled with cultural belonging, personal and collective histories, and the values that bind and pull them apart.
The dancing porch on the Victorian home owned by the Schultz family in Fort Myers, Florida, played a big part of Hank's life with their daughter Kate Schultz, the love of hisl life. While at college Savannah, looking remarkably like Kate, became Hank's second love. Hank's career as an executive for HoneyS, a restaurant chain, takes many twists and turns as he discovers a crime syndicate owns the company. Charley Cohen, a psychopathic family member of the crime syndicate, plots to manipulate Hank to ensure business failure and personal tragedy. Their lives became entwined in a triangle of love, jealousy, and deceit. Kate's untimely disappearance remains a mystery to Hank until an unexpected event with Savannah reveals the real truth.
Traces Dartington's dance history, revealing its array of dancing characters and setting it within British dance history during a major part of the twentieth century. This book is suitable for dance scholars and students and also for a wider readership intrigued by the complex phenomenon of Dartington itself.
This work follows a doctor who works in a nursing home for the terminally ill in Holland. Various patients' stories are interspersed with philosophical discussions between three doctors, Jaarsma, Anton and Van Gooyer, about their profession, truth, despair and faith. The book also examines a range of other topics such as the history of medicine, the placebo-effect, the meagre scientific content of medical practice, the oddness of the verb to die, the failure of cancer research and the way in which our minds are anchored to our brains. Euthanasia is a recurrent theme, and detailed accounts of several cases are included.
The author recounts his life, remembering a childhood growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, and a brother addicted to drugs and violence
A forbidden friendship with a badly disfigured soldier in the aftermath of World War I forces thirteen-year-old Annie to redefine the word "hero" and to question conventional ideas of patriotism.
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.
Provides advice for training and bonding with horses, discussing how horses and humans communicate through body language, concepts of classic horsemanship, and holistic principles to use when handling horses.
A comprehensive and multifaceted anthology of dance history -- ideal for the classroom.