"Toba, thank you so much for your presentation at the Excelsior Arts and Culture Salon. As Terry said, your presentation and your book make ballet come alive even for non-aficionados. I know everyone had a great time at the reading and learned a lot about Nureyev and ballet in general. We really appreciate your visit to the Salon.

"Congratulations on the offer for your next book. Your remarks about ballet and the Alonsos in the context of the Cuban revolution were really thought provoking. Best of luck with your book tour and the new book."


Toba Singer offers a PowerPoint Presentation based on her book First Position and reads from it before broadcast audiences, dance audiences, at bookstores, libraries, museums, book clubs, arts organizations, community groups, open house events, dance academy and dance studies classes and conferences. She partners with dance photographers, filmmakers and curators in multi-media cultural events. To book, please contact Toba Singer.

Dance Card : First Position on Tour

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 7 p.m., Reading at Parkside Branch, San Francisco Public Library
1200 Taraval St., San Francisco, CA 94116

Recent Calendar of Events

August 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007, time tba, Raffle at Stern Grove Festival
Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco
Performance by San Francisco Ballet
Raffle to Win First Position book

Friday, August 17, 7 p.m., Reading at Taylor Books
226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301

Saturday, August 18, 2007, Reading at 2 p.m. at Charleston Ballet
followed by a screening of the film "Alicia" about the life and career of Alicia Alonso.
822 Virginia Street East Charleston, WV, 25301

Saturday, August 25, 2007, 2 p.m., Reading at Mission Bay Branch, San Francisco Public Library
960 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

September 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007, 3 p.m., Reading at Potrero Branch, San Francisco Public Library
1616 20th Street (betw. Connecticut and Arkansas Streets), San Francisco, CA 94107

Friday, September 21, 2007, 7 p.m., Book Signing, City Ballet
Muriel Maffre Dances Work by Nicolas Blanc
32 Otis St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 626-8878

October 2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007, 5 p.m., Reading at Diablo Ballet Benefit at Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1149 S. Main St. Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2 p.m., Reading at National Museum of Dance
99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-2225

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 7 p.m., Reading at Excelsior Branch, San Francisco Public Library
4400 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94112

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 2:30 p.m., Reading at West Portal Branch, San Francisco Public Library
190 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA 94127