Dancers' Body Book

Dancers Body Book Ballet dancers have the strongest most beautiful probably the most envied bodies in the world How do they stay slender and willowy while maintaining the extraordinary energy it takes to perform nigh

  • Title: Dancers' Body Book
  • Author: Allegra Kent James Camner Constance Camner
  • ISBN: 9780688015398
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ballet dancers have the strongest, most beautiful, probably the most envied bodies in the world How do they stay slender and willowy while maintaining the extraordinary energy it takes to perform night after night Can a nondancer or an amateur attain a dancer s figure and a dancer s vitality And keep it Here, in The Dancers Body Book, the legendary ballerina Allegra KeBallet dancers have the strongest, most beautiful, probably the most envied bodies in the world How do they stay slender and willowy while maintaining the extraordinary energy it takes to perform night after night Can a nondancer or an amateur attain a dancer s figure and a dancer s vitality And keep it Here, in The Dancers Body Book, the legendary ballerina Allegra Kent discloses the health, weight watching, and relaxation secrets of some of the world s greatest ballet dancers from Suzanne Farrell and Fernando Bujones to Darci Kistler and Madame Alexandra Danilova Combining them with two well balanced diets one to lose weight by and one to live by and an exercise regimen that can be tailored to the individual, she provides a fabulous fitness program for everyone who longs to be slimmer, healthier, and energetic.Fourteen varied menus incorporate delicious recipes from the dancers themselves such as Jacques D Amboise s Wonderful Dinner Salad and Dierdre Carberry s Almond Meringue Kisses , along with calorie guides and advice on how to create additional menus using your own favorite dishes Helpful discussions on sports and exercise systems ranging from jogging and swimming to the sophisticated Pilates workout are also included, and in a special chapter entitled A Healthy Outlook, the dancers talk candidly on such issues as smoking, anorexia, vitamins, doctors, massage, junk foods, fad diets, and injuries.Dancers take meticulous care of all their equipment because training and performance depend on it Of course, the most essential piece of equipment, the body, needs the most care of all, and that is what this book is about how to take care of the world s greatest machine.Allegra Kent joined the New York City Ballet at the age of fifteen and was a principal dancer with the company for thirty years, during which time she created a number of starring roles in ballets by Balanchine and Robbins The mother of two daughters and a son, she is also the author of Allegra Kent s Water Beauty Book.

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    441 thoughts on “Dancers' Body Book

    • This book is just amazing. It has a fantastic cover and is rife with fabulous photos and unsound health advice. It also caused me to meet a lovely, insane flight attendant who said he used to teach at the San Francisco Ballet.A bit sad, as my crazy madwoman's tour of ballet books written by/about NYCB dancers is coming to a close, with the exception of Edward Gorey's book, The Lavender Leotard, which features Edward Gorey drawings of Balanchine choreography. Obviously must get hands on this imme [...]


    • My teacher (shes like 60-65 now) used to dance ballet when she was younger. She never made it to pointe, but she found this book a while back in goodwill. The recipes, she said, are really useful to her diet. Well, I came to my new school about a month ago, and she loaned me this book this morning. I was done with it by 3rd period (I have her 1st)! It has so many useful facts along with, dieting menus, 7 dieting sins (that chapter was pretty fun!), and some recipes that sound really good! It has [...]


    • Yes, this book is a little dated, but it introduces in broad strokes a few ideas that can be useful to people who are trying to lose weight while keeping an athletic lifestyle. When I was in the Army I recommended this book to another soldier who needed to make weight but still have enough energy for all the PT we were doing. There wasn't much else out there on how to lose weight and still be athletic at a professional level. He might've hidden the book taped to the underside of one of his drawe [...]


    • While I'm definitely not in need of a diet plan, or the complete revamp of lifestyle that this book outlines, it was still an interesting read. I liked to see the opinions of world famous dancers (who were, back then, simply budding stars on the stage) when it came to living. The still, black-and-white photographs hidden away in the pages (and sometimes annoyingly interrupting sentences!) were absolutely stunning and gorgeous.


    • Dancers take meticulous care of all their equipment because training and performance depend on it. Of course, the most essential piece of equipment, the body, needs the most care of all, and that is what this book is about: how to take care of the world's greatest machine.


    • Really liked this book. It has a very balanced and sensible approach to dieting to be slender and graceful, while also giving insights from people actually in the industry. It straddles perfectly the bridge between dieting and making yourself a lifestyle according to how you react to food.


    • totally remember this book! i got it when it came out simply because allegra kent wrote it, but yeah, i think it's pretty dated. i have held on to it after all these years, though. maybe because i love the cover.



    • Not as delightfully insane as I had hoped. Sound advice, outdated numbers. Nice oldschool ballet photographs.



    • This is pretty outdated, but has some good suggestions. Some of the low-cal recipes are pretty awesome.


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