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Ballet best friend.

Need a good ballet reference book? Grab a copy of Eliza Gaynor Minden's new book, The Ballet Companion. It's brimming with useful stuff, including practical advice, auditioning tips, backstage etiquette, ballet history, and a big section on training safely. Here's a sample of advice on pirouettes.

* Don't move your heel before you turn.

* Use your spot. Free the head and relax the upper body.

* Good turns come from your work throughout the barre and center, especially from plies, releves, and petit allegro.

* Don't sacrifice form. There's no point to lots of turns without form. In fact, everyone just wants them to stop. From "Pirouette Tips from the Pros: Gillian Murphy," in The Ballet Companion (Fireside, 2005).
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Date:Mar 1, 2006
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