Recommended: 4 Editor's Picks
October 31, 2016

The Art & Science of Cueing

By Eric Franklin

OPTP; 68 pages; $17.95

Get students accessing the correct muscles and moving with ease by giving them helpful verbal instructions. Movement specialist Eric Franklin’s new manual on cueing provides detailed explanations and color illustrations for a range of specific imagery-based and anatomical cues.

Music for Ballet Classes: Volume 5

By Charles Mathews

40 tracks; 64 minutes; $15

Familiarize young ballerinas with the classics with Volume 5 of Charles Mathews’ Music for Ballet Classes series. Not only will students dance to memorable melodies like Johann Strauss II’s “The Blue Danube” and Frédéric Chopin’s “Nocturne in C Sharp Minor,” they will enjoy music from their favorite ballets like Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée and Swan Lake.

Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

By Kara Anne Gardner

Oxford University Press; 264 pages; $35

Agnes de Mille changed Broadway forever by being the first to choreograph movement that contributed to the story’s emotional content, as opposed to a divertissement. This new book provides an in-depth look at de Mille’s choreographic legacy through six musicals, including smash hits like Oklahoma! and Carousel.

Saving Radio City Music Hall: A Dancer’s True Story

By Rosemary Novellino-Mearns

TurningPointPress LLC; 206 pages; $28.95

Former Radio City Music Hall Ballet Company dancer Rosemary Novellino-Mearns tells the inspirational story of how she helped save the iconic home of the Radio City Rockettes from demolition in the 1970s.

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