Best Teen & Young Adult Dance Books
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Dance Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
Author: by JoJo Siwa
October 3, 2017
You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive.
Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams.Go Siwanatorz!
2. Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
Author: by Michaela DePrince
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MADONNA! The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company.
“Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration! Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a devil child for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted.
But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes.
She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline.
3. The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir
Author: by Maddie Ziegler
In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the incredibly talented breakout star of Dance Moms and judge on So You Think You Can Dance brings her uplifting coming-of-age story about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.
Maddie Ziegler knew one day she’d be a starshe just didn’t know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime’s hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination.
Soon, she was capturing attention from all overincluding pop superstar Sia, who cast her as her dance double in the incredibly popular music video for her hit song Chandelier. The rest, as they say, was history. In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the waystarring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay.
4. Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World
Author: by Chloe Lukasiak
Chloe Lukasiak is a big believer that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues-but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favorite on the hit reality television show Dance Moms through her life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realizing your passions.
This full-color, heavily designed book featuring never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, and Chloe’s own doodles and poetry offers exclusive insight into Chloe’s world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to be their very best selves.
5. How They Became Famous Dancers: A Dancing History
Author: by Anne Dunkin
How They Became Famous Dancers: A Dancing History for young readers tells the story of twelve famous dancers six women and six men from different parts of the world. Spanning the seventeenth into the twenty-first centuries, each biographical sketch is placed within the subject’s historical and cultural context.
Dancers include: Louis XIV, John Durang, Marie Taglioni, William Henry Juba’ Lane, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Laban, Doris Humphrey, Michio Ito, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Pearl Primus, Amalia Hernndez, and Arthur Mitchell. Each chapter includes Create a Dance giving readers the opportunity to dance themselves based on each dancer’s style.
6. Jazz Dance Class: Beginning thru Advanced (Dance Horizons Book)
Author: by Gus Giordano
A highly illustrated reference to all aspects of jazz, this book introduces exercises, anatomical information, and standard jazz dance terminology.
7. Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)
Author: by Li Cunxin
July 27, 2010
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERThe extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation. From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet.
In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world.
This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice. THE BASIS FOR A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
8. Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
Author: by Aly Raisman
Discover Aly Raisman’s inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games-and beyond. Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a “mommy & me” gymnastics class.
No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she’d be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. Aly’s road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she’d never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust.
Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games-through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between.
9. Meet the Dancers
Author: by Amy Nathan
Lots of kids enjoy dancing, but what motivates them to push past the sore muscles, early-morning technique classes, and crazy schedule required to become a professional dancer? In this book, dancers from many backgrounds talk about their different paths to success in ballet, modern, jazz, Broadway, and hiphop.
They also share advice and helpful tips, such as: Practice interpreting the music and the mood of a movement, even when you’re doing a standard warm-up exercise. Try to be in the front row at auditions so you can see what’s going on and so the judges know you’re eager to be seen.
10. Ballet Dancers Notebook: Composition Notebook Dance Ballet Black & Blue Writing Notebook in Dance Poses for Dance Class (8.5 x11 in & 110 Pages)
Author: by In Motion Paper Press
A Stylized Notebook that Reflects your InterestThis fun composition notebook injects a bit of change and difference to the standard composition notebook while still providing a great writing book for all school, business and professional activities. Features College Ruled Lined Paper Crisp White Writing Paper Sheet Size 8.
5 x 11 Soft Flexible & Glossy Cover
11. JoJo Siwa: Things I Love: A Fill-In Friendship Book
Author: by JoJo Siwa
You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, JoJo presents us with Things I Love, a creative journal with writing activities based on JoJo’s favorite things: dogs, candy, glitter, sparkles, the color pink, dance, family, and the Siwanatorzher ardent posse of fans.
Published in 2-color and filled with fun prompts and quizzes, Things I Love is sure to appeal to kids of all ages.
12. Varsity's Ultimate Guide to Cheerleading
Author: by The Editors of Varsity
WE ARE VARSITY.WE ARE CHEERLEADING. We’re the global leader in cheer camps, uniforms, competitions, and clinics. And now, for the first time ever, we’re revealing everything you need to know about cheerleading in one photo-packed book: Getting Ready for Tryouts – What Judges Look For – Step-by-Step Stunts – Guys on the Squad – What to Expect at Camp – Inspirational Squads – Makeup & Hairstyling Tips – Sideline Ideas – Upholding Traditions – Cheering for GoodGet ready to become a cheer expert!
13. Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life
Author: by Russell Freedman
Martha Graham, the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer, revolutionized the world of modern dance. She possessed a great gift for revealing emotion through dance, expressing beliefs and telling stories in an utterly new way. Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman documents Martha Graham’s life from her birth in 1894 to her final dance performance at the age of seventy-five and continued career as a choreographer until her death in 1991.
Graham’s own recollections as well as those of her dancers, students, friends, and lovers reveal Graham’s unwavering dedication, her extraordinary sense of artistry, and the fierce intensity that left an impression on all who saw her perform. Original research based on interviews and a remarkable collection of photographs not widely reproduced give this biography a rare and unparalleled depth.
Includes notes,a bibliography, and an index.
14. Savion!: My Life in Tap
Author: by Savion Glover
Born to save tapFuh-duh-BAP!Fuh-duh-duh-BAP! A new language, a new sound. Savion Glover has redefined tap dancing, and it can never be the same again. He speaks to the world with a power and ease that has stunned and captivated millions.
This exciting biography captures that essence-often in Glover’s own voice-and treats readers to an inside look at his work while also providing a brief yet compelling history of tap dancing. Reverberating with the rhythm of a unique musical language, the book includes more than 50 photographs and features an eye-catching two-color design.
Foreword by Gregory HinesFuh-duh-BAP!Fuh-duh-duh-BAP! A new language, a new sound. Savion Glover has redefined tap dancing, and it can never be the same again. He speaks to the world with a power and ease that has stunned and captivated millions.
This exciting biography captures that essence-often in Glover’s own voice-and treats readers to an inside look at his work while also providing a brief yet compelling history of tap dancing. Reverberating with the rhythm of a unique musical language, the book includes over fifty photographs and features an eye-catching two-color design.
15. Ballet Class Composition Notebook: Dance Ballet Black & Pink Writing Notebook in Dance Poses for Dance Class (8.5 x11 in & 110 Pages)
Author: by In Motion Paper Press
A Stylized Notebook that Reflects your InterestThis fun composition notebook injects a bit of change and difference to the standard composition notebook while still providing a great writing book for all school, business and professional activities. Features, College Ruled Lined Paper Crisp White Writing Paper Sheet Size 8.
5 x 11 Soft Flexible & Glossy Cover