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Ballet class : an American history

Author: Melissa R Klapper
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pathbreaking social history that takes seriously the experiences of the countless everyday people who pursued recreational ballet, Ballet Class: An American History explores the growth of this now quintessential extracurricular activity as it became an integral part of American childhood across borders of gender, class, race, and sexuality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Klapper, Melissa R., author.
Ballet class
New York : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019003627
(OCoLC) 1089259222
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa R Klapper
ISBN: 9780190908690 0190908696 9780190908713 0190908718 9780190908706 019090870X
OCLC Number: 1089280874
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 403 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Overture --
First movements. --
A (very selective) early history of ballet in America --
Ballet class 101 --
The Russians are coming : The impact of European teachers on American ballet class --
Brought to you by the Ford Foundation : Mid-Century innovation and the dance boom --
Themes and variations. --
Up a steep and very narrow stairway : Teachers, studios, and the business of ballet --
A troubled/troubling history : race and ballet in America --
Yes, boys take ballet class too --
Diplomates of dance : Ballet and higher education --
An art or a sport? Recitals and competitions --
Ballet bodies --
Think pink: Ballet and girl culture --
Ballet and popular culture in America.
Responsibility: Melissa R. Klapper.

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