On Pointe was co-authored by Janice Barringer with fellow ballerina Thalia Mara (Founder of the American International Ballet Competition and author of 11 books).
This valuable resource serves as a reference for ballerinas. It includes illustrations and concise explanations of the steps and techniques that comprise the foundation of dancing on pointe, the ultimate in technical achievement. Enjoy this information and feed that brain!
PART 1: Presents a clear and simple exposition of beginner-low intermediate pointe work, while inspiring students toward higher achievements.
PART 2: A look at the USA International Ballet Competition which goes beyond the basics by providing information about preparation for competition. The book concludes with a biography of Thalia Mara.