World of Dance: Ballet

 

This accessible little reference book aimed at a teen and young adult audience traces the history of ballet, from its beginnings in the royal courts of France to its progression throughout Europe and ultimately the United States. It includes a glossary of ballet terms and summaries of the most popular and noteworthy ballets. You can buy it here.

World of Dance: European Dance

 

This reference book for teens and young adults illustrates the folk dances of Ireland, Poland, Spain, and Greece, tracing the origins of popular traditions such as Irish step dancing and Spanish flamenco, explaining their cultural relevance in terms anyone can understand and appreciate. Click here to buy.