This book offers an introduction to the study of ballet as a performing art. Beginning Ballet and the accompanying web resource introduce students to the study of ballet as a performing art and provide instructional support in learning foundational ballet technique. The book features more than 80 photographs and concise descriptions covering basic foot and arm positions, barre exercises and centre combinations. Beginning Ballet introduces students to the structure of a ballet class, including expectations, etiquette and attire. Students also learn how to prepare for class, maintain proper nutrition and hydration, and avoid injury. In addition, the accompanying web resource presents more than 70 instructional video clips and 50 photographs and also includes an interactive quiz, audio clips of ballet terms with pronunciation in French, and assignments. Beginning Ballet is a part of Human Kinetics' Interactive Dance Series. The series includes resources for modern dance, ballet and tap dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education and fine arts departments.