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Social Dancing

  • Shall We Dance? The True Story of the Couple Who Taught The World to Danceby Douglas Thompson; Craig Revel-Horwood

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    On the eve of the Great War, they had the world at - and watching - their feet. If God is in the details, they were divine.Vernon and Irene Castle were the world's first true celebrity couple. He, an Englishman, was tall and slim, as poised as an elegant evening out, a template for the Hollywood idols who would follow. In a staid age, she, a New Yorker,... more...

  • Making Video Danceby Katrina McPherson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Since the advent of digital video technology, ?dance on camera? has become an increasingly popular, and important genre of dance. This is the first ever ?how-to? manual for choreographers, dancers and students who want to make dance films. Specifically written from a personal experience of a complete lack of printed material to help beginners get... more...

  • Dancing with Differenceby Linda Ashley

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 38.11

    As the global vicissitudes of migration unfold so does ethnic difference in the classroom, and this book offers a timely examination of teaching about culturally different dances. At a time when the world of dance is, on the one hand, seemingly becoming more like fusion cookery there is another faction promoting isolation and preservation of tradition.... more...

  • Ballroom Dancingby Alex Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    Now in its tenth edition, this classic and comprehensive handbook has been revised to bring it up to date in keeping with changes on the dance floor and in the rules of dance competitions. The Quickstep, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango are all illustrated and described in great detail. more...

  • High School Promby Ann Anderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Prom has been a fixture in the life of American teenagers for as long as high schools have existed. Both encapsulating and magnifying the drama of adolescence, proms have transformed from modest tea dances to costly extravaganzas supporting apparel and cosmetic makers, limousine services, hotels, magazine publishers, and hair salons. Focusing on social... more...

  • Dance With Meby Julia A. Ericksen

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    Click here to listen to Julia Ericksen's interview about Dance with Me on Philadelphia NPR's "Radio Times" Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs as they twist and turn around their... more...

  • The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dancesby Mark Knowles

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    The waltz, perhaps the most beloved social dance of the 19th and early 20th centuries, once provoked outrage from religious leaders and other self-appointed arbiters of social morality. Decrying the corrupting influence of social dancing, they failed to suppress the popularity of the waltz or other dance crazes of the period, including the Charleston,... more...

  • The Fierce Tribeby Mickey Weems

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    Mickey Weems applies overtly interdisciplinary interpretation  to a subject that demands such a breakdown of intellectual boundaries. This is an ethnography  that  documents the folk nature of popular culture. The Circuit, an expression of Gay culture, comprises large dance events (gatherings, celebrations, communions, festivals). Music... more...

  • The Time of My Lifeby Rob Spillman

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.00

    Remember the ill-fitting tuxes, regrettable dresses, wilting corsages, cheap beer, and rented limos that marked the biggest, most-anticipated celebration of the school year? Remember when the whole world hung in the balance of just one night? Well, lots of your favorite writers do too, and they share the good, the bad, and the embarrassingly ugly in... more...

  • Dying Swans and Madmenby Adrienne L. McLean

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    From mid-twentieth-century films such as Grand Hotel, Waterloo Bridge, and The Red Shoes to recent box-office hits including Billy Elliot, Save the Last Dance, and The Company, ballet has found its way, time and again, onto the silver screen and into the hearts of many otherwise unlikely audiences. In Dying Swans and Madmen, Adrienne L. McLean... more...