During my third year of ballet my Mom bought me the “Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet.” As a fifth grade know-it-all, I shoved the book on my shelf to collect dust. Luckily I came to my senses and realized I didn’t know everything about ballet. This book has been a great references to me over the years to solidify a deeper understanding of the ballet language. From student, to choreographer, to instructor, to studio manager I have used this book every step of the way. In fact, I’m now on my second one. I fully recommend this book to all ballet enthusiast interested in learning or improving their terminology!