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This book introduces a pre-dance concept for the beginner and empowers the novice with a working knowledge of the language of music and dance. Much of this important, quick, fun and easy to learn information has never before appeared in one book and is not generally taught in mainstream dance studios or any other dance sources.
The author shares over 53 years of professional knowledge and experience with his readers. Included are drawings of couples demonstrating the basic steps of the Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, ChaCha, Mambo, Tango and Samba plus photos of the basic body motions, foot, arm and body dance positions. Secrets of better styling, rhythms, techniques, etc. are at your fingertips. Book also includes interesting and valuable information about DANCESPORT and it's great personalities.
Also included: Eleven "Get Slim" dance exercises demonstrated by the elegant model, Christine Belange, . This book is a great gift idea for the new dancer or as a reference guide for the advanced dancer and musician.
Why Buy This Book?
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"Never has there been a dance book for beginners as extensive as this one. Allen Darnel has put in a tremendous amount of time and expertise into his production. The "Ballroom World" Dance Book is a collectors item. You will use it over and over."
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