In "Gotta Ballroom Dance", the reader will learn the origins of ballroom dancing and the trends that influenced its evolution. Explore the music and tempos that match the dances covered in this unique instructional book/DVD package, including exercises to help the dancer hear and count the beat.Understand the terminology needed to effectively maneouvre and look good with a partner to music, including the important inter-relationship of correct posture, Contra-Body Movement (CBM), and leading and following. For each dance, the reader will learn: distinctive characteristics, how the feeling of the dance fits the music, specific music cues, footwork and timing, 5 to 10 step patterns and practice combinations."Gotta Ballroom Dance" will help the dancer cope with problems that may arise on the social dance floor and give options for how the reader might take dancing to the next level.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Changing Face of Ballroom Dance; Chapter 2. Dancing as a Hobby; Chapter 3. Music and Dance Connections; Chapter 4. Posture and Movement; Chapter 5. Two People Dancing as One; Chapter 6. American-Style Waltz; Chapter 7. American-Style Tango; Chapter 8. American-Style Foxtrot; Chapter 9. American-Style Viennese Waltz; Chapter 10. Surviving the Social Dance Floor; Chapter 11. Taking Your Dancing to the Next Level.
Christine Zona is a certified teacher and adjudicator in American Ballroom and Rhythm, International Standard and Latin, and Theatre Arts divisions, and she is a member of the National Dance Council of America. Christine is a former ballroom studio owner and competitor. She danced professionally in the International Standard and Latin divisions and in the American Smooth divisions, winning several Rising Star titles Chris George is a professional ballroom dancer, teacher, and former competitor. He has competed in the American Ballroom and Rhythm divisions, winning a number of Rising Star titles. He is a former co-editor of Dance Notes, a magazine devoted to ballroom dance, and currently serves as a contributing editor. Chris currently resides in New York City and is pursuing a career on stage as an actor, singer and dancer.