New Book 'Twinkle Bear Goes to Ballet' is Released
Twinkle Star Dance is happy to announce the release of the first book in the Adventures of Twinkle Bear series, titled, 'Twinkle Bear Goes to Ballet.' Author, Juliet Rose Pinto, a dancer and dance instructor herself, partnered with Tiffany Henderson and Twinkle Star Dance to design this follow-along book which will help keep young dancers engaged while in class. Twinkle Bear Goes to Ballet can be purchased now at CostumeManager.com.
Two versions of Twinkle Bear Goes to Ballet are available. The "Instructor" version is a very large, glossy, paperback, 11" x 17" book designed for use in dance class (18 illustrated pages). Instructors with Twinkle Star Dance curriculum subscriptions will also receive an audio version of the book for use in class with their dancers and choreography. The "Dancer" version of this book is a glossy, paperback, 8 1/2" x 11" inches and is designed for home use (18 illustrated pages).
Author and illustrator of Twinkle Bear Goes to Ballet, Juliet Rose Pinto, believes the book will benefit both teachers and students. According to Pinto, "The book is to be used both during class and then taken home so kids can review while they practice. Students will be able to take the book home with them and look at the pictures and practice the exercises outside of class. I also made the text into a poem, which I think a lot of kids will be able to memorize like a song."
Twinkle Star Dance founder and president, Tiffany Henderson, said, "We are so excited to release our first book and look forward to many more in the Adventures of Twinkle Bear Series." Henderson continued saying, "We will be using Twinkle Bear Goes to Ballet at all Tiffany's Dance Academy studios and will pair the book with the very popular, Twinkle Bears. We use these soft stuffed bears in all of our studios because they help young dancers focus during class exercises and also help 2-3 year olds with separation anxiety as they bring their Twinkle Bear into class with them each day."
For the Instructor version, each section of the book corresponds with music and dance exercises teachers can use in class. This allows teachers to work with dancers while the dancers are listening to the audio. Those dance instructors that have subscribed to Twinkle Star Dance curriculum receive an audio version of the book for use in class with their dancers. Beginning June 2014, Twinkle Star Dance subscribers receive the music and class content as monthly updates. To subscribe for Twinkle Star Dance curriculum, visit TwinkleStarDance.com.