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Quickstart to Social Dancing
by Jeff Allen

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Book Review By Karla Schriner , DANCE TEACHER NOW Magazine March 1997 Issue Good for teachers to send home as a practical guide for beginners, this book thoroughly covers basic information including dance direction, timing, and frame. In class, the teacher need only review the basics. Students can then move on to more advanced materials and steps faster by using Quickstart at home between lessons. Quickstart To Social Dancing also includes sections for the bride and groom. The special section offers advice for the wedding couple including how to announce the first dance and present the bride. The sections are good for teachers who have only a few lessons before their students' "big day". Again, teachers may send the book home with their students, leaving valuable class time to work on the dance rather than the details of the "first dance ceremony".

Quickstep (Dance Crazy Series)
by Paul Bottomer

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A superb masterpiece for the amateur to the novice dancer. Paul Bottomer's work comes with a generous display of figures and footwork illustrations, found lacking in many vintage dancing instructional materials sold .

Typically , a British - style Ballroom dance instructional book worth its weight in gold- the beginner will not be intimidated by its step by step easy-to-follow instructions. This book will even captivate the more serious dance enthusiast.

However, be prepared to be reformed; the steps may differ somewhat ; most British styles start with the left foot as the first advance step in any dance. This should not deter anyone keen to start dancing in the confines of his home , and not go to the Ballroom.

An excellent guide to please any discriminating dancer ! Paul Bottomer's 'Quickstep' in the Dance Crazy series is one of the well-presented works in contemporary Ballroom Dancing. Figures with pictorial layout of footwork and introductions of each dance technique at the opening of each chapter gives the amateur to the serious dancer enthusiast a good understanding of when to use the variation.

A combination of writings, generous pictorial and dance steps illustration which many other instructional books do not strive to create; make this book a must on every serious ballroom enthusiast's bookshelf; Overall, it would be a difficult task trying to unravel its shortcomings.  It give some very crisp anc clear examples. The examples explain the whole concept. The best part is this book gives a nice intro to BDC and data extraction. 

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Mambo & Merengue (Dance Crazy Series)
by Jose Antonio Hernandez, Jose Hernandez

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Samba & Lambada (Dance Crazy Series)  
by Paul Bottomer 
 
 

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Line Dancing Series  
by Paul Bottomer

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Get in line for some great music, some great dance action and some great foot-tappin', heel-stompin', honky-tonk fun with all-American country line dancing. Includes over 120 color photos.  

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Rock'N' Roll (Dance Crazy Series) Series)  
by Paul Bottomer

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Salsa (Dance Crazy Series)  
by Paul Bottomer

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Let's Dance : Learn to Salsa, Fox-Trot, Rumba, Tango, Line Dance, Lambada, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, Jitterburg and Swing With Elan, Elegance and ease  
by Paul Bottomer

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Courtly Dance of the Renaissance : A New Translation and Edition of the Nobilta Di Dame by Fabritio Caroso, Julia Sutton (Translator), F.maria Walker

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From the Ballroom to Hell : Grace and Folly in Nineteenth Century Dance by Elizabeth Aldrich, Mina Mulvey (Designer)

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In this entertaining glimpse into the manners and mores of a bygone era, Aldrich collects some 100 little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from roughly 1800-1890. Included are step-by-step instructions for performing the various quadrilles, minuets, and waltzes, as well as musical scores, costume patterns, and the proper way to hold one's posture, fork, gloves, and fan. An excellent introduction provides the context. With b&w illustrations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. . 

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