From the exuberance of a Caribbean beach party to the elegance of a European ball, and from the back streets of Buenos Aires to the high life of New York, dancing is a necessary skill, as well as an irresistible urge, for lovers of life everywhere. If the idea of learning to dance sends you reeling, and dancing with a partner makes you weak at the knees, then this book is the perfect solution. Here are more than 1150 colour images taking you step-by-step through the 200 key moves from the top 20 dance styles. By using the easy-to-follow instructions and world-class tips in this simple book, you will be dancing in hours. Whether your aim is to hold your own at a wedding, to launch yourself into the local club scene or to prepare for more formal ballroom dances, you need to start with the basic techniques. Once you can dance, you can refine your skills and polish your style. Each chapter introduces a dance from the beginning. Learn where the dance came from, its origins, its character and its feel. This book contains over 20 different dances and styles from the elegant Slow Foxtrot and standard Waltz to the effervescent Merengue and Mambo; from the passionate Tango to the rebellious Rock ‘n’ Roll. You’ll soon have your pick of partners, but in the meantime, try out Samba Reggae or the hugely popular American Country Line Dancing where no partner is needed! All the dances are clearly explained in everyday language. The basic moves are built up step-by-step and illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs. As your confidence grows, you can use the style tips and build up the dance with the suggested programmes. Whether you prefer Afro-Caribbean rhythms, American Line Dancing or the elegance of ballroom dancing, this book is guaranteed to get you on to the dance floor.
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