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. 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; musicality and choreography and, finally, exercises, diet and nutrition. With clear step-by-step instructions and 150 colour photographs, this is an ideal companion for the beginner ballroom dancer.
The Essential Guide to Ballroom Dance by Janet Cunningham-Clayton Malcolm Fernandes
About the author
Janet Cunningham-Clayton is a former Senior British Ballroom Champion and has acquired over twenty-five years of dancing experience. She is a UKA qualified dance teacher, as well as holding BAWLA certification in physical training and ITEC in physiology and massage. She now teaches dance workshops in the UK and Europe. Malcolm Fernandes has over thirty years of experience in the ballroom dance industry, with a particular specialism in music. He hosts dances in the UK and internationally, promoting current and former world champions, as well as managing a social dance programme through his company - www.mrwonderfuldancing.com.
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