Whether you prefer to dance in a ballroom or in a ballet studio, or whether you're a natural at bhangra or a street dance specialist, we've got the perfect dance books for you. We have guides from experts covering the history, key pioneers and basic steps of a variety of dance styles in our range. In the list below we have six brilliant dance books for six very different dance styles...
ADWYS 6 years +
The Ballet Book (Paperback)Perfect your port de bras, pas de deux and learn how to dance adagio and allegro. Find out the best way to look after your ballet shoes and make sure your make up is just right for your first night on stage. Contains everything you need to know to become a ballet dancer, from the best ballet dancer in the business, Darcey Bussell.
- RRP £6.99
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The Pocket Guide to Ballroom Dancing (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.
- RRP £9.99
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Dance (Paperback)This is your chance to get the inside track on the hottest street scenes today. - Incredible dance moves - Hot video links - Inspirational photos - Q & As - Star performers - Competitions - Dance styles Everything you need to be a street dance star of the future!
- RRP £7.99
APYZU 9 years +
Bhangra and Bollywood (Paperback)Bollywood and bhangra dances are a riot of swirling colours, glitzy costumes and high energy beats. Look inside to find sensational step by step photo guides, a 5-minute interview with a leading Bollywood dance choreographer, the blog of a young dancer's experience at a reality TV dance show, plus record breaking facts and a potted history of the dances. The Radar series delivers streetwise, hot-topic reads for kids aged 9+. With bold, fresh design and topics that have bags of kid-appeal, Radar will encourage children to read - and keep reading!
- RRP £8.99
Tango (Paperback)Born on the unlit streets of Buenos Aires, tango was inspired by the music of European immigrants who crossed the ocean to Argentina, lured by the promise of a better life. In the capital's marginal districts, it was embraced and shaped by young men who told tales of prostitutes, petty thieves and disappointed lovers through its music and movements. Chronicling the stories told through tango's lyrics, this book shows how the dance went from slumming it in the brothels and cabarets of lower-class Buenos Aires to the ballrooms of Paris, London, Berlin and beyond. Tracing the evolution of tango, Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes set its music, key figures and the dance itself in their place and time, and explore its subsequent global impact. It was not until Paris went crazy for tango just before World War I that it became acceptable for middle-class Argentineans to perform the seductive dance, and each new generation has embraced it with renewed enthusiasm, from Tokyo to Helsinki. Telling the sexy, enthralling history of this stylish and dramatic dance, Tango is a book for music fans, ballroom aficionados and everyone fascinated by the cultural history of Latin America.
- RRP £14.95
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