Lessons in classical dance is designed for teachers of Russian classical ballet at advanced level. The six lessons detailed in the book are methodically constructed in accordance with the best academic traditions of Russian ballet. Each exercise is clearly laid out to show not only the classical feet and arm positions, but also the time signature, counts, and musical phrasing. This concise notation is supplemented by many illustrations, allowing the teacher to follow the exercises quickly and easily, as well as providing clear instructions for the ballet accompanist.
The author was formerly director of the Bolshoi Ballet School.