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Additional Resources

We only touched on a few examples of the partnership between physics and dance. There are many other areas in which these two seemingly different disciplines are interrelated. For further exploration, we recommend these resources both for the further exploration of dance and physics as well as The Nutcracker .

The Physics of Dance

Physics, Dance and the Pas de Deux
By Kenneth Laws and Cynthia Harvey
Schirmer Books/McMillan Publishing, New York. 1994.

To find out more on The Physics of Dance, GOOGLE “dance physics” for many available sites with additional information.

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet by Diane Goode
The Nutcracker by Jane B. Mason
Woodland Nutcracker by Avril Tyrrell
The Nutcracker by Daniel Walden

General Ballet

The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories by Barbara Newman
Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers by Violette Verdy
Ballet School by Naia Bray-Moffat
Dance Me a Story; Twelve Tales from the Classic Ballets by Jane Rosenburg