Figure Skating's premier online resource for Classical Ballet
training presented exclusively to meet the skater's
needs. Ballet for Figure Skaters
was developed by
Annette T. Thomas and introduced as an educational website in 1999.
As the very first of its kind, it continues to be hailed as one of
the most unique and informative websites available.
Equipped with two generations of Classical Ballet and conditioning
experience (Annette's mother was also an international dancer and
teacher) Annette shares her wealth of knowledge in her
internationally acclaimed book: Fundamentals of Alignment and Classical Movement
for Figure Skaters
. This outstanding textbook offers
coaches, adult figure skaters and ballet instructors of figure
skaters a step by step guide to thoroughly explore the fundamentals
of both off-and on-ice movement training from the "inside out"
while using mind, body and spirit.
Annette's latest book: Lessons in Classical Ballet for the Figure
provides everything the professional ballet
instructor needs in order to offer the most relevant and highest
quality Classical Ballet training expressly designed for figure
skaters. This new book contains 20 full length 1 and ½
hour lessons from the beginning through the advanced levels
including: body awareness and alignment floor exercises, warm-up,
stretching and suggestions on teaching Style and Character Dance.
Four "Ballet on Ice" lessons are also included for each of the
Beginning and Intermediate levels which reinforce what has been
learned during regular ballet lessons. A graded syllabus
is provided for each level with evaluation questions and test
suggestions. Also included is an invaluable section on
figure skating jumps, spins, footwork and edges in order to equip
the ballet instructor with the technical information needed to
teach skaters as effectively and relevantly as
possible. A section on "How to begin and maintain a
Ballet for Figure Skaters program" is given in the index along with
questions and ideas to use as a springboard for discussion between
board members, coaches and the ballet instructor.
Sold in over 15 countries around the world Annette's first book Fundamental of Alignment and
Classical Movement for Figure Skaters
along with her
latest book Lessons in Classical Ballet for the Figure
make available all the tools needed to develop and
maintain a quality Ballet for Figure Skaters program at your rink,
on any continent, around the globe.