When Bennett Wakefield discovers he has a teenage daughter, he´s ready to do anything to build a relationship with her. In desperation, he hires former ballerinaâ?´´and recent one-night standâ?´´Elana Deveaux to provide private dance lessons. But he´s having trouble keeping their relationship strictly professional. After getting fired from a struggling ballet company, Elana has no choice but to accept Bennett´s job offer and move into the enormous Wakefield mansion. When she discovers she´s pregnant with his child, she decides to use her time as his employee to figure out what kind of man he is. As Elana and Bennett are drawn together, his daughter tells lies to keep them apart. Will Elana be able to see the truth? And will their chemistry grow into something more?
Provides a dance curriculum to teachers and students preparing to teach creative dance. This book demystifies expectations when teaching creative dance and provides the theory, methods and lesson ideas for success in a variety of settings and with students of all ages.
When a limb-different girl discovers that her dream in life is to become a ballerina, she asks for dance lessons. But will she manage to perform like the other girls, when her augmentations do not allow her to do the ballet positions, when the other girls avoid her and when the teachings do not fit her particular differences?
Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn´t without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it´s haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words ´America´s not ready for a black girl ballerina.´ And yet . . . Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.
A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on a period in the seventies when, the biographer senses, Coetzee was ´finding his feet as a writer´. He embarks on a series of interviews with people who were important to Coetzee - a married woman with whom he had an affair, his favourite cousin Margot, a Brazilian dancer whose daughter had English lessons with him, former friends and colleagues. Thus emerges a portrait of the young Coetzee as an awkward, bookish individual, regarded as an outsider within the family. His insistence on doing manual work, his long hair and beard, and rumours that he writes poetry evoke nothing but suspicion in the South Africa of the time.
The 2nd Edition Performance Book provides a collection of 24 effective pieces in a variety of styles that reinforce the concepts presented in the Level 1 Lesson Book. Discovery questions encourage students to explore the music in a new light. Selections include: The Spanish Guitar * I´m a Fine Musician * Painting with Pastels * Hill and Gully Rider * Rain Dance * Silver Moon Boat * and more.
The remarkable JOHANNA LINDSEY brings together her most beloved creations -- the incorrigible, incomparable Malorys -- for a joyous celebration of passion, tenderness, surprise, wonder, and love in a Christmas story you will never forget. As the entire Malory family gathers at Haverston to celebrate the season, all is not well. Underlying tensions threaten to dampen the holidays spirit -- until a mysterious present that arrives anonymously is opened and shared by all. The gift is an old journal -- a tender and tempestuous account of the love affair between the second Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a dark gypsy beauty named Anastasia, who seeks a love match with a non-gypsy in order to save herself from a prearranged marriage to a brute. Though the dashing English lord Anastasia sets her sights upon burns for the exquisite, exotic miss, Christopher could never consent to wed such a lowborn lady. But miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love, as two extraordinary people separated by circumstance of birth begin a passionate dance of will and wiles. And in the miraculous blossoming of a resplendent romance at a long ago Christmastime, there are wise and well-learned lessons that will enrich the hearts of the Malory descendants -- and, indeed, of everyone who has ever dreamed. Open and discover a special gift of love this holiday season.
Leonardo´s Science Workshop leads children on an interactive adventure through key science concepts by following the multidisciplinary approach of the Renaissance period polymath Leonardo da Vinci: experimenting, creating projects, and exploring how art intersects with science and nature. Photos of Leonardo´s own notebooks, paintings, and drawings provide visual inspiration.More than 500 years ago, Leonardo knew that the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) are all connected. The insatiably curious Leonardo examined not just the outer appearance of his art subjects, but the science that explained them. He began his studies as a painter, but his curiosity, diligence, and genius made him also a master sculptor, architect, designer, scientist, engineer, and inventor. The Leonardo´s Workshop series shares this spirit of multidisciplinary inquiry with children through accessible, engaging explanations and hands-on learning.This fascinating book harnesses children´s innate curiosity to explore some of Leonardo´s favorite subjects, including flight, motion, technology design, perspective, and astronomy. After each topic is explained with concepts from physics, chemistry, math, and engineering, kids can experience the principles first-hand with step-by-step STEAM projects. They will explore:The physics of flight by observing birds and experimenting with paper airplane designsThe science of motion by building a windup dragonflyGravitational acceleration with water balloonsThe movement of electrons by making cereal ´´dance´´Technology design by making paper and fabric using recycled materialScientific perspective by drawing a 3D illusionInsight from other great thinkers?such as Galileo Galilei, James Clerk Maxwell, and Sir Isaac Newton?are woven into the lessons throughout.Introduce vital STEAM skills through visually rich, hands-on learning with Leonardo´s Science Workshop.
DVD 1: 01 Oh! I´m Only Dancing 02 Queen Bitch 03 Five Years 04 Starman 05 John, I´m Only Dancing 06 The Jean Genie 07 Space Oddity 08 Drive-In Saturday 09 Life On Mars? 10 Ziggy Stardust 11 Rebel Rebel 12 Young Americans 13 Be My Way 14 Heroes 15 Boys Keep Swinging 16 DJ 17 Look Back In Anger 18 Ashes To Ashes 19 Fashion 20 Wild Is The Wind 21 Let´s Dance 22 China Girl 23 Modern Love 24 Cat People 25 Blue Jean 26 Loving The Alien 27 Dancing In The Street DVD 2: 01 Absolute Beginners 02 Underground 0 3 As The World Falls Down 04 Day-In Day-Out 05 Time Will Crawl 06 Never Let Me Down 07 Fame 90 08 Jump They Say 09 Black Tie White Noise 10 Miracle Goodnight 11 Buddha Of Suburbia 12 The Heart´s Filthy Lesson 13 Strangers When We Meet 14 Hello Spaceboy 15 Little Wonder 16 Dead Man Walking 17 Seven Years In Tibet 18 I´m Afraid Of Americans 19 Thursday´s Child 20 Survive