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The Complete Book of Ballroom Dancing
by Richard M. Stephenson, Joseph Iaccarino (Contributor), M. Richard

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A fully illustrated guide to social dancing, now in paperback, provides easy, step-by-step instructions for the most popular ballroom dances, including the waltz, fox-trot, tango, cha-cha, polka, and many more. More than 500 black-and-white illustrations and photos.  

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Ballroom Dancing: The Imperials Society of Teachers of Dancing (Teach Yourself Books) 
by Peggy Spencer

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Shall We Dance? : Eight Classic Ballroom Dances in Eight Quick Lessons  by Manine Rosa Golden 

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The popularity of ballroom dancing is increasing dramatically with all age groups and at all social levels. Now Shall We Dance? makes it easy for everyone to get out on the dance floor, with an entertaining, step-by-step instruction course that teaches the samba, cha-cha, foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango, mambo, and rhumba.  

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The Fashionable Dancer's Casket : Or the Ball-Room Instructor : A New and Splendid Work on Dancing, Etiquette, Deportment, and the Toilet  
by Charles Durang

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Dancing Till Dawn : A Century of Exhibition Ballroom Dance
by Julie Malnig

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"Written as a straightforward chronology of ballroom dance, the book is well researched and entertaining to read. Malnig pays special attention to the music that helped animate this form of popular entertainment. Undergraduate: graduate: faculty."

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This volume explores the rich history of exhibition ballroom dancing from its heyday in the 1910s to the present. Malnig's record of this intimate, theatrical genre of dance features male-female teams as performers in cabaret, vaudeville, musicals, and, later, film and television. Exhibition ballroom dancing is also examined as a cultural and social phenomenon that promotes new cultural standards. This first comprehensive study of a unique dance genre and entertainment form utilizes primary sources, including promotional materials and print reviews, and is illustrated with original photographs.  


Social Dance : From Dance a While  
by Jane A. Harris, Anne M. Pittman, Marlys S. Waller 

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Jitterbug Swing : Beginners Handbook-Ballroom to Barroom
by John Kersten

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Customer Comments:
"If you've always wanted to dance, and considered checking out dance lessons but find it too intimidating to actually be out there with your "2 Left Feet", or you've in fact sampled a lesson or two from live instructors, but you "just don't get it" and have problems with certain steps, read this book!"

" It's short & to-the-point (50 pp.), and the writing style is crisp - light - fast."

" Tons of photographs, accompanied by thorough, clear & logically-sequenced written descriptions of the dance steps (for those who are better with either L or R brain!)."

"Jitterbut Swing" will allow you to feel less of a klutz and get you prepared for lessons BEFORE stepping foot on a dance-class floor ... an easy read, you'll feel more confident when you actually get out there with live dance-lesson partners and a live instructor, after you've digested this nugget of a beginner's swing-dance instruction book. So go to it ... grab this book, then grab your feet, and dance!"

The Joy of Dancing : Ballroom, Latin and Rock/Jive for Absolute Beginners of All Ages  by Peggy Spencer
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A truly accessible beginner's guide to ballroom, Latin, and rock/jive dancing, with clear step-by-step instructions and 100 sequential color photos. Spiral bound. Lively and practical, this new book from Peggy Spencer, the world's leading expert on ballroom dancing, is a handy workbook designed to enable novice dancers of all ages to practice in the privacy of their own homes. The easy-to-follow instructions and the clear sequential photographs allow both partners to follow all the essential moves for the waltz, cha cha cha, quickstep, mambo, foxtrot, samba, tango, rock/jive, merangue, and rumba. Spiral bound for easy handling, the book also includes a general history of each dance and Peggy Spencer's personal tips on everything from fitness to clothing to music. Be the first on the dance floor and the last one off--and, above all, experience the real joy of dancing. 128 pp 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 100 color photos  

Tango : The Dance, the Song, the Story by Simon Collier (Editor), Artemis Cooper, Maria Susana Azzi (Contributor), ric martin, Richard Martin  
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Born in the slums of Buenos Aires in the last decade of the 19th century, the tango--the dance of love and death--has remained spectacularly alive for more than 100 years. What is the secret of the tango's unique emotional appeal? In this book, a group of experts explores its complex and fascinating history, showing how the tango developed into the quintessential expression of Argentine popular culture. 260 illustrations, 80 in color.   

Advice for Dancers : Emotional Counsel and Practical Strategies  
by Linda H. Hamilton

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A former Balanchine ballerina and popular "Dance" magazine columnist offers sensible advice for coping with the highs and lows, the achievements and challenges, the lifetime rewards and ever-present heartbreaks of the dance world. In this book, Dance Magazine's famed Linda Hamilton offers dancers of all ages, types, and levels of skill the same kind of advice and understanding they have come to trust from her popular monthly column. Clinical psychologist Hamilton - a former dancer with New York City Ballet under the legendary George Balanchine - offers a complete resource for coping with the day-to-day pressures of being a dancer. Page after page is filled with the insight that can come only from a person who has been intimately involved in the world of dance for more than twenty-five years.  

Social Dance : Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series) 
by Judy Patterson Wright

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