Folk & Tap
Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History
Constance Valis Hill
From an author who is both an accomplished dancer and a respected scholar, comes this vibrant, colourful, high-stepping story of tap -- the first comprehensive, fully documented history of a uniquely American art form. Written with all the verve and grace of tap itself, drawing on eyewitness accounts of early performances as well as interviews with today's greatest tappers, and richly illustrated with more than ninety images, Tap Dancing America fills a major gap in American dance history. Hardcover, 441 pp. $47.95.
The Meaning of Tango
From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, The Meaning of Tango is the extraordinary story of the dance that captivated the world - a tale of politics and passion, immigration and romance. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, a dancer or just an armchair fan, this wonderful book is the perfect partner to enjoying the world's favourite dance. Softcover, 206 pp. $21.95.
Christine Zone et al
Gotta Ballroom is your guide to waltz, tango, foxtrot and Viennese waltz. Including a 64 minute DVD, this one-of-a-kind package breaks down both leader and follower roles to show basic footwork, body positioning, timing, styling, and transitions. Softcover, 214 pp. $29.95.
Tango: The Art History of Love
Robert Farris Thompson
In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson traces tango's evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world. He shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy in life. Passionately argued and unparalleled in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Tango: The Art History of Love is a monumental achievement. Softcover, 360 pp. $21.00.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Ballroom Dancing
In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: expert coverage of the three basic
styles of ballroom dancing -- Smooth, Latin, and Rhythm; simple strategies
for mastering the basics of timing and rhythm; toe-tapping tips on
the techniques the experts use; passionate pointers on how to deepen
your relationships through dance. Softcover, 276 pp. $31.00.
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