The Essential Guide To Ballroom Dancing (Book)

Janet Cunningham-Clayton and Malcolm Fernandes Foreword by Anton Du Beke
Cat #: 9781785005978

Ballroom dancing has become an increasingly popular pastime for all ages, inspired in recent years by reality TV dance programmes throughout the world. As one of the most inclusive dance genres, it offers both a social and competitive outlet for every ability. The Essential Guide to Ballroom Dance offers a comprehensive study of the main ballroom dance styles, including the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Tango. With clear step-by-step instructions and 150 colour photographs, this is an ideal companion for the beginner ballroom dancer. Topics covered include:

· A brief history and development of ballroom dancing

· A beginner's guide to partnerships, positioning and footwork

· Dance-specific techniques, steps and routines

· The mechanics, application and fundamentals of movement

· Advanced techniques

· Musicality and choreography

· Exercises, diet and nutrition