Beginning Ballet is an essential first book for ballet students and their parents. The newly edited and revised edition provides a guide to technique, vocabulary and practice in class as well as to the costumes required for class and stage. Joan Lawson also offers invaluable advice to parents on how to seek ballet training for their child. The book is illustrated throughout by the remarkable drawings of Kay Ambrose and the costume patterns of Peter Revitt. Teachers will find an excellent selection of steps, exercises and drawings of basic poses adapted from various well-known methods of dancing.