Written with the full backing and expertise of the renowned Royal Academy of Dancing and following the international ballet examination syllabus, this is an updated edition of the bestselling Ballet Class. From the basic positions of the feet to exercises for the most advanced ballet grades, Step-By-Step Ballet Class is an essential companion for all budding ballerinas. It gives a comprehensive selection of ballet exercises taken from each of the examination grades, beginning with Pre-Primary and working up to Grade Five, the most advanced. Clear step-by-step illustrations and explanatory text take the dancer through each exercise in turn and there are checklists of important points to remember. Topics such as how to find a good ballet school, dressing for dance and taking a ballet examination are also included. This important ballet book will ensure that dancers of all ages get the most out of their ballet lessons, both in and out of the classroom.