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Our books on ballroom dancing are 'strictly' the best. They cover all the styles and will help you learn all about the foxtrot and the cha-cha.

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Ballroom Dancing Books

Our books on ballroom dancing are 'strictly' the best. They cover all the styles and will help you learn all about the foxtrot and the cha-cha.

  • In Strictest Confidence

    Craig Revel Horwood

    Product Code: BZMKB
    Paperback
    The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood's frank and funny autobiography takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star's `fab-u-lous' life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars - including Ore Oduba, Judy Murray and the unforgettable Ed Balls - on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes. The Aussie-born judge shares his famously forthright views on the changes in the show's line up, from Bruce Forsyth and Len Goodman's departures to the arrival of Claudia Winkleman and Shirley Ballas, as well as the dancers and stars. Away from Strictly, Craig reveals fresh heartache over failed romances, his pain at losing his dad and how his work kept him from flying to Australia for the funeral. He marks the milestones in his life, including turning fifty and moving from London to live in a `gorgeous' country pile, as well as going under the knife for a second hip operation plus a few nips and tucks. The multi-talented dancer, director and choreographer also discusses his award-winning shows, including Sister Act and Son of a Preacher Man, and spending a year in drag as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Plus, he reveals all about his foray into movies, choreographing Hugh Grant for Paddington 2 and making his big screen debut in Nativity Rocks. With his famous wit and a wealth of backstage gossip, In Strictest Confidence is the perfect read for all his fans as well as those of Strictly Come Dancing.
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  • In Strictest Confidence

    Craig Revel Horwood

    Product Code: BSIVE
    Hardback
    In Strictest Confidence is the third instalment in the autobiography from critically acclaimed dancer, director and choreographer, Craig Revel Horwood.

    Join the Aussie-born judge as he takes readers through the highs and lows of his life and lets them in on his forthright views about Strictly Come Dancing. From his struggles with heartache to Len Goodman's departure from the show, this tell-all book reveals every inch of his rich life and career.
    • £16.00
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  • Craig Revel Horwood's Ballroom Dancing

    Craig Revel Horwood

    Product Code: BQLKH
    Hardback
    Whether you're an absolute beginner or a Strictly Come Dancing wannabe, it's time to get up and dance Craig Revel Horwood's Ballroom Dancing gives you the confidence you need to take your first steps on the dancefloor. It even includes style tips from the style guru, Len Goodman, to give you that professional look. Discover the history, foot positions, turns, and more, to all your favourite Strictly dances: * Waltz * Social foxtrot * Quickstep * Tango * Rumba * Samba * Cha cha cha * Jive Ballroom dancing is totally cool, funky, and fantastically rewarding. What better way to get fit than tangoing your tension away, and foxtrotting the fat off your thighs? Happy dancing.
    • £14.89
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  • I'll Never Change My Name

    Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Product Code: BMJCU
    Hardback
    Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the world championship-winning and beloved Dancing with the Stars ballroom dancer invites fans into his life as never before, sharing the experiences, including the failures and successes, that have shaped him, from his early childhood in Ukraine to growing up as an immigrant in the U.S. to his rise to international fame.Val has captivated viewers of Dancing with the Stars since his first performance in 2011. While DWTS demonstrates Val's beautiful physicality, this moving memoir illuminates his soul, revealing a deep, thoughtful person who channels his emotions and socially conscious views through his art. The beloved dance champion and choreographer assesses his life and career so far-where he's come from and where he hopes to go.For the first time, Val looks back at his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, and his Jewish family's immigration to the United States-including what it was like to grow up as a stranger desperate to fit into a different culture, how he worked to become a premiere dancer, and, of course, the collaborations and competitions with his brother and fellow DWTS sensation, Maksim "Maks" Chmerkovskiy.Val speaks warmly of his close-knit family and shares intimate and inspiring stories meant to offer hope and motivation not only to fans but to everyone with a dream. Enduring anti-Semitism in their native land, Val's parents wanted a better life for their children-a desire that led them to leave everything they knew and start again thousands of miles away in a foreign country. It was a gamble that paid off-after years of practice and discipline, Val, along with his older brother Maks, have reached the pinnacle of success. Though he admits he sometimes still feels like an outsider, Val expresses his enduring gratitude for everything that America represents and pays homage to his adopted nation and the opportunities it has afforded him and his family.Inspiring, heartfelt, and compulsively readable-and showcasing sixteen-pages of never-before-seen photographs, as well as a foreword by brother Maks-Val's memoir is filled with the moments that have moved and shaped him, and is sure to touch readers' hearts as well.
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  • The Pocket Guide to Ballroom Dancing

    Maureen Hughes

    Product Code: BGVQA
    Paperback
    Everything you need to know about ballroom dancing in one handy guide by arts expert and Pocket Guide Series best-seller, Maureen Hughes, this book on Ballroom Dancing differs to many others on the market in that it does not set out to teach the reader how to dance, for the market is saturated with just such books. No, this one gives an overview of the sport and offers the reader a wide selection of information to support both the enthusiast and the curious.
    • £9.09
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  • Twelve Minutes of Love

    Kapka Kassabova

    Product Code: AEQOI
    Paperback
    Kapka Kassabova first set foot in a tango studio ten years ago and, from that moment, she was hooked. With the beat of tango driving her on and the music filling her head, she's danced across the world, from Auckland to Edinburgh, from Berlin to Buenos Aires, putting in hours of practice for fleeting moments of dance-floor ecstasy, suffering blisters and heart-break along the way. Here, in sparkling, spring-heeled prose, Kapka takes us inside the esoteric world of tango to tell the story of the dance, from its Afro roots to its sequined stars and back. Twelve Minutes of Love is a timeless tale of exile and longing, death and desire, love and belonging.
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