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Ballet Apparel for Men - 50 page free e-book (karma: 2)
By adsum
On Mon Mar 22, 2010 01:31 PM
Made sticky by oz_helen (35388) on 2010-08-16 03:11:32

Hey guys,

I just finished writing up this e-book on ballet attire for men. It is free to download and free to distribute. It has a lot of great illustrations in it, so feel free to give it away to anyone who might be interested.

It is also very helpful for studios and teachers if they don't want to have that dance belt conversation. Let them know about it. I'm also working on publishing it real soon, so hard copies will be available for pretty darn cheap.

You can download it here: www.balletformen.com . . .

20 Replies to Ballet Apparel for Men - 50 page free e-book

re: Ballet Apparel for Men - 50 page free e-book
By guyclone
On Mon Mar 22, 2010 03:57 PM
Thats actually pretty amazing. Good job! I'll take a look through it more when I have a chance.
Perhaps if you wish to publish it, you could expand and write a full guide for male ballet dancers. While important, clothing is only one aspect of dance. Plus 50 pages is a bit small for a book.
I'm sure a lot of dancers and their parents would benefit from a full guide. You could include everything from male/female differences, hardships of male stereotypes, and famous male dancers. You could even have some stories written by male dancers, like a Chicken Soup type idea.
Anyways, good luck. Keep up the great work with the site too!
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By se81ballet
On Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:19 PM
Not bad. keep up the good work!
Just to let you know though, I think you have a typo on pg 17 ('they', instead of 'the')
re: Ballet Apparel for Men - 50 page free e-book
By jocknballettight
On Tue Mar 23, 2010 06:07 AM
WOW DAVID
what a great idea and yeah when you think how many questions boys and men in dance probably have regarding dance attire...given the questions you see posted here on dancenet... I will check it out later as well....I hope with the advent of more exposure of dance especially ballet on TV with shows like " SO you think you can dance " where a good percentage of the male dancers reveal having taking ballet sometime in the life will help more younger guys consider ballet
GOOD JOB and best luck with book
jocknballettight
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By Tomballetmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Mar 23, 2010 02:00 PM
Very nice work!! Thanks to share this for free.
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By stormshadow
On Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:45 PM
Great resource even for advanced dancers. I really appreciate all the quick links you added. It saves a lot of time having to blindly surf the net for the right stuff.
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By luv2plie
On Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:26 AM
Thanks for the book ! I like it a lot and it is very useful!

Kev
re: Ballet Apparel for Men - 50 page free e-book
By adsum
On Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:12 AM
Thanks for the great feedback!

So far it has been getting a lot of downloads, and a lot of great comments. I just received the proof of the physical copy. I'm pretty excited about that as well. I'm going to change a few things (typos pointed out) and some formatting, then it will be fit for the publishing.

I'm pretty excited about it. I know that if someone ever handed me this book when I first started dancing, I would have been really stoked. I'll keep you guys up to date about the publishing...
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By Howtofallover
On Tue Apr 27, 2010 01:12 PM
Just bought a copy to stick on the shelf of the local dance school! A good resource all round. Congratulations.

Tom
re: Ballet Apparel for Men - 50 page free e-book
By DanceJAMPremium member
On Wed Jun 09, 2010 09:32 AM
Hey !

I just downloaded the book.

Absolutely terrific !

You have done a great service for all male dancers out there !
re: Ballet Apparel for Men - 50 page free e-book
By adsum
On Tue Jun 15, 2010 01:26 PM
Thanks!

Physical copies of the book are available for $6 on hdwear.com or free with a t-shirt purchase

www.hdwear.com . . .
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By WillSouthMcr
On Mon Jun 21, 2010 05:54 AM
Fantastic job. Great to see a fellow dancer set the standard. This adds a really preofessional dimension.

Thanks
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By lego
On Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:26 PM
nice book, and it is very useful for me to know it..

maybe you can complete it with some male ballet video or lesson.
just advice... hehe...
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By tellaboy
On Sun Oct 03, 2010 07:09 AM
Edited by Sumayah (204191) on 2011-05-12 11:14:38 You must use capitalization and punctuation.
Thanks for the book. Did wright the book?
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By Bart243
On Sun Jan 30, 2011 01:52 PM
For those who want or need more info on dance belts, there is the detailed website devoted to the subject: www.dancebelt.info

This site features reviews and is going to welcome input and evaluations from its audience.
re: Ballet Apparel for Men - 50 page free e-book
By ralf2008
On Thu Mar 31, 2011 08:33 AM
Thanks for the book and the information. I'm sure it will help a lot of new guys as they start in ballet! Easy to follow and simply put!
ralf
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By fireengine
On Wed Nov 09, 2011 07:55 PM
I appreciate you posting this book. It has re-enforced answers to some questions. The direction it gives has helped a great deal. Cheers, fireengine
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By adz
On Sun Feb 12, 2012 05:40 AM
wow, great work, very helpful for a newbie
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By nikalaitanzika
On Tue Feb 05, 2013 03:44 PM
I've got it on my iPad. It helped a lot, so thanks!
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By ScrutinEyes
On Thu Apr 11, 2013 01:22 AM
That is great you are sharing this information for free ! Thank you so much.
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By Chrissy7
On Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:35 AM
Love men’s ballet costumes- there SO cute!
Thanks!

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