We broke up for Summer Shutdown last week, so an entire 6 weeks without a ballet class. Obviously I’m keeping myself busy with online classes, via Sleek Technique, and learning Benesh notation, but I wanted something else that I can do from the comfort of my own home. So, I looked into a few ballet workout books, that you can buy online, and came across two that I ordered and have had a quick ‘once through’ on some of the exercises. The two that I went for was ‘Ballet Beautiful’ by Mary Helen Bowers and the New York City Ballet Workout’ book. Both of them came very highly recommended, so that I’d give them a go. I’ll do a proper review of them both as soon as possible, but on first impressions, I’m really happy with my selection. Both books look great!