We've a Brilliant Dance Book for Every Dance Style

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...

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1. The Ballet Book

Darcey Bussell

This brilliant ballet book is full of all the tips ballet dancers of every age need. From how to master the basic steps to how to keep your ballet shoes in good condition, every part of this beautiful dance style is covered in detail by TV dance expert and former ballet-pro, Darcey Bussell.

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2. The Pocket Guide to Ballroom Dancing

Maureen Hughes

This book is a handy pocket-sized guide to all things ballroom dancing. Providing more of an overview on dance as a sport, rather than a manual on how to be a ballroom dancer, this book is a unique take on a ballroom book.

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3. Street Dance

Rita Storey

Slide into street dance with this fun book for new dancers and those who've been fans for a long time alike. Combining street dancing tips, photography and more, you'll have everything you need to become a street dancer in no time.

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4. Bhangra and Bollywood

Anna Claybourne

Explore one of the most vibrant dance styles with this great book on Bollywood and bhangra. Featuring step-by-step instructions, photography, a history of the dance and a blog from a dancer's experience on a TV dance show, there is something for all young Bollywood dancers (aged 9 years +).

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5. The Meaning of Tango: The History and Steps of the Argentinian Dance

Christine Denniston

Christine Denniston examines the history of the tango and its significance in Argentine culture in her book. With its origins in Buenos Aires over 100 years ago, the tango has had a fascinating journey over the last century. There has been a renewed interest in tango in recent years across Europe, America and Japan so if you, like the many other new tango fans throughout the world, want to know more about the dance then give this brilliant book a read.

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6. Modern Dance

Steve Rickard

Find out what modern dance is all about in this fascinating book on the subject. Find out everything there is to know about the origins and the future of modern dance, from those who first pioneered the form to how you could be the next top modern dancer. With interesting facts and even a story about the joys of performing, this book is the perfect starting place for any child who wants to get into modern dance.

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  • APYZU 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £8.99
    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!
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    6 years +
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    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.
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    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.
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    Learn what modern dance really is, and how it differs from other forms of dance. Find out how it started; read about the early pioneers, such as Isadora Duncan, who thought that classical ballet was 'ugly'. Discover what the future holds, and how you could have a career as a dancer. Then read how the show must go on, no matter what, in the short story 'A Show for Ghana'. Glitz! Glamour! Drama! Delve into the fantastic world of the performing arts with this book from the Starstruck series. A non-fiction section is followed by a fiction story on the same topic. Filled with striking photographs and illustrations, this book is ideal for any child who has an interest in an aspect of the world behind the stage curtain.
    Rita Storey
    • £7.99
    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!
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    From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the extraordinary story of the dance that captivated the world - a tale of politics and passion, immigration and romance. The Tango was the cornerstone of Argentine culture, and has lasted for more than a hundred years, popular today in America, Japan and Europe. 'The Meaning of Tango' traces the roots of this captivating dance, from it's birth in the poverty stricken Buenos Aires, the craze of the early 20th century, right up until it's revival today, thanks to shows such as Strictly Come Dancing. This book offers history, knowledge, teachings and in-sights which makes it valuable for beginners, yet its in-depth analysis makes it essential for experienced dancers. It is an elegant and cohesive critique of the fascinating tale of the Tango, which not only documents its culture and politics, but is also technically useful.