In "Gotta Ballroom Dance", the reader will learn the origins of ballroom dancing and the trends that influenced its evolution. Explore the music and tempos that match the dances covered in this unique instructional book/DVD package, including exercises to help the dancer hear and count the beat.Understand the terminology needed to effectively maneouvre and look good with a partner to music, including the important inter-relationship of correct posture, Contra-Body Movement (CBM), and leading and following. For each dance, the reader will learn: distinctive characteristics, how the feeling of the dance fits the music, specific music cues, footwork and timing, 5 to 10 step patterns and practice combinations."Gotta Ballroom Dance" will help the dancer cope with problems that may arise on the social dance floor and give options for how the reader might take dancing to the next level.
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 13 mm
"The advice to newcomers of ballroom dancing is both comprehensive and helpful. A good read for experts and beginners alike."
Director of External Affairs for USA Dance