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Hardcover Let's Dance: Learn to Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Line Dance, Lambada, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, Jitterbug and Salsa with Style, Book

ISBN: 1579120466

ISBN13: 9781579120467

Let's Dance: Learn to Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Line Dance, Lambada, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, Jitterbug and Salsa with Style,

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A comprehensive all-color guide for dancers of all levels and styles. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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good complement for beginning international dancers

Many of the dances taught in this book are international style. If you plan to dance in the USA, you should know that social dancing is mainly American style for beginners.The book is richly illustrated with photos. However, the angle of the photos changes randomly. So if you see a dance couple facing different directions in consecutive photos, maybe they have turned, or maybe the photographer moved. You have to read the accompanying text to tell.I think this book is a good complement for beginning to advance-beginnning international dancers. You cannot completely rely on the book to learn techniques because while it does touches on them somewhat, it mostly concentrates on dance patterns. It will give you a rough idea of what a particular step looks like and give you the name of the step. If you have learned the step before, this would serve as a good review.

Hot n' Shiny Shoe Shuffle

I'd hit a latin balroom brick wall until my good friend and dancing partner Mrs Bedwyr Elias Williams, North Wales's premier Rumba and social Foxtrot supremo, directed me toward Mr Bottomer's holy bible of South American dance. It's certainly taught me a trick or two and now I'm the talk of the Llyr 'Ger Ole' Emlyn, Memorial, Latino Dancing Club; Betws-yn-Rhos. where myself and Mrs Williams can now really let ourselves go and cut some rug. Thank you Mr Bottomer.

NOT FOR THE BEGINNER

THIS BOOK ADVERTISED 1300 FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS AND DIAGRAMS. FOOT PATTERNS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN TEACHING SOMEONE TO DANCE THIS BOOK HAS ONLY ABOUT ONE DOZEN (12) DIAGRAMS AND IS MISLEADING. IF YOU LIKE TO LOOK AT PHOTOS OF DANCERS IT IS GREAT BUT TO MUCH READING AND WAY TO CONFUSING FOR A DANCER SUCH AS MYSELF WHO HAS HAD ABOUT 40 HOURS OF LESSONS. I FEEL THIS BOOK IS FOR AN ADVANCED DANCER ONLY. TOM BEHNEY

A compendium of all dances at an affordable price.

Go ahead and purchase this book at an affordable price. You will be thrilled to find a profusion of figures peppered with photos of dancing couples in over 10 types of dances ranging from the Standard to the Latin-American.You will find all the dances that you ever wanted to know in here including the Tango Argentina and this latest volume is a culmination of all of Bottomer's earlier works, but includes newer types like the Vienesse Waltz and the Slow Foxtrot as well as the International Tango. These dance techniques not found in his earlier books give you the popular variations to add 'punch' and finesse to your dancing. Only the Vienesse Waltz chapter is found to be wanting as the technique of the Fleckerls and the Natural and Reverse turns were not included here. Still, this volume offers good value for money.

An absolutely beautiful book on the art of dancing!

Many dance books are so boring and flat that if you were an alien from another universe you would never guess that dancing is one of the most exhilrating ways to express who we are or dream of being. But this book changes that. It is chock full of interesting facts about each dance and of beautiful, color pictures depicting the steps and patterns. This book will be an inspiration to any one who has ever dreamed of expressing themselves through the art of dance!
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