Recommended: 4 Books for Your Dancers
April 1, 2016

American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History

by Margaret Fuhrer

Voyageur Press; 288 pages; $45

Legendary dancers and choreographers like Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Martha Graham jump off the pages of this beautiful coffee-table book on the history of American dance, by Dance Spirit editor in chief Margaret Fuhrer.

Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer’s Legacy

by Andrea Mantell Seidel

McFarland; 272 pages; $40

Duncan expert Andrea Mantell Seidel, who reconstructed and performed the work of Isadora Duncan for more than 35 years, goes in-depth into the technique and repertory of one of modern dance’s iconic founders.

Studying Dance: A Guide for Campus and Beyond

by Karen Schupp

Human Kinetics; 182 pages; $39

In this guide for first-year college dance students, Arizona State University professor Karen Schupp gives a comprehensive overview of dance, covering topics like dance genres, careers in dance and current trends in dance and the arts.

Swan Lake Coloring & Craft Book

by Vanessa Salgado with Donna Salgado

Crafterina; 44 pages: $12.99

The story of Swan Lake unfolds on the coloring and activity pages in this book for children ages 3–12, a new release from Crafterina, created by dancer and teacher Vanessa Salgado to help parents reinforce ballet lessons at home.

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