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|Title||:||Modern Ballroom Dancing|
|Publisher||:||Thomson Press 16 April 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||568 Pages|
|File Size||:||588 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Modern Ballroom Dancing Reviews
Sehr interessantes Buch, gerade in Hinblick auf die geschichtliche Entwicklung des Tanzsports. Kann man nur jedem weiterempfehlen. der sich halbwegs ernsthaft mit Tanzen beschäftigt
Victor Silvester's book is a good alternative to Alex Moore's book of Technique of Ballroom Dancing.It covers the world 10-dances in Standard and Latin. It is recommended for the novice to amateur who is currently taking some dance lessons.; though there is a short chapter on Beginner's Waltz.The content is technically sound and littered with lots of competition personalities.What is lacking in the book are the much-needed foot diagrams for some complicated variations.
This is a pretty good book for anyone who's currently taking lessons in International-style dancing. It goes through all 10 dances used in International Rhythm and Smooth competition. The author presents about 12 or more variations in each dance. There are foot diagrams for about half the variations. He details the footwork (written), contrary body movement, timing, sway and amount of turn. All of the photos are of competitors at a dance event so they're not helpful if you're trying to learn how any figure looks. I don't think it's a book to buy if you're starting to learn how to dance but if you're already taking lessons, it's a good book to reinforce what you're learning. American-style is not covered at all.
I've been ballroom dancing for quite a while, and I bought this book in order to learn some more dance steps over and beyond the basics. I found the descriptions and diagrams IMPOSSIBLE to understand, and the steps I could figure out ended up being out of place among the steps that I usually dance. I think this book is only good if you're a dance teacher who is used to reading steps in a certain format and can translate them into motion. If you're a beginner, this book will do you NO GOOD!
I looked high and low for a ballroom dance book that I could recommend to my fellow ballroom dancers at Harvard. Most of the literature tended to be either too simplistic (for novices) or too boring (ISTD manuals). I especially loved the format of the book and the beautiful photographs of competition dancers. The foot patterns and detailed descriptions are helpful for the non-novice dancer. One big plus of this publication is that the author describes Silver & Gold patterns.
One of the better books on dancing and descriptions of figures.Assumes you know something about dancing and has many hint and reminders for the experenced dancer.Now if they would just re-publish Henry Jacques masterpiece,instructors and dancers would really benefit with a dance book.