Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life

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The inside story of the life of Cheryl Burke, TV star, dancer, choreographer, and two-time champion on the top-rated TV hit series Dancing with the Stars

Cheryl Burke has been dancing since the age of four and competing since she was thirteen years old. Over several exciting seasons, she has captivated audiences of Dancing with the Stars with her incredible dance performances, Emmy-nominated choreography, high energy, and bright smile. In Dancing Lessons, she takes you from her ...

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Overview

The inside story of the life of Cheryl Burke, TV star, dancer, choreographer, and two-time champion on the top-rated TV hit series Dancing with the Stars

Cheryl Burke has been dancing since the age of four and competing since she was thirteen years old. Over several exciting seasons, she has captivated audiences of Dancing with the Stars with her incredible dance performances, Emmy-nominated choreography, high energy, and bright smile. In Dancing Lessons, she takes you from her childhood years into the world of competitive ballroom dancing and on to Dancing with the Stars.

  • Includes behind-the-scenes stories and photos from the life of the first two-time champion of Dancing with the Stars
  • Shares lessons Cheryl has learned from her celebrity partners on Dancing with the Stars, from Drew Lachey to Chad Ochocinco
  • Includes personal revelations concerning Cheryl's childhood, weight issues, and the media

In Dancing Lessons, Cheryl Burke whisks you away to a world full of dancing, entertainment, and living to the max. In each chapter, you will discover a depth of passion in Cheryl's life that perfectly matches the commitment she displays on the dance floor. Cheryl's accounts of being a powerful woman putting her talent to work will inspire readers everywhere to pursue their own dreams.

"Not only an amazing dancer, but a kick-ass woman to look up to."
Jenny McCarthy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118158067
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 689,888
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Burke
CHERYL BURKE is the only professional dancer to appear four times in the finals of ABC's top-rated show Dancing with the Stars; she is a two-time back-to-back champion. She owns two dance studios in California.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Tom Bergeron vii

Acknowledgments xi

INTRODUCTION 1

1 THE FREESTYLE 7
Finding Myself in the Spotlight

2 THE CHA-CHA-CHA 21
My First Steps

3 THE JIVE 49
The Ballroom World

4 THE SALSA 79
Parties and Paparazzi, Reputation and Responsibility

5 THE PASO DOBLE 103
Fighting Back

6 THE RUMBA 121
Learning to Love My Body

7 THE QUICKSTEP 143
Branching Out

8 THE VIENNESE WALTZ 163
Grace under Pressure

9 BEHIND THE SCENES 177
A Day in the Life at Dancing with the Stars

10 THANKS, PARTNERS 191
Partners for a Season, Lessons for a Lifetime

Afterword 233

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Love Getting to Know Cheryl

    Because let's face it the 3 minute recaps of the week don't exactly scream personal. Cheryl is an amazing dancer and person. I've come to respect her even more after reading her delightful book. :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Great book

    Gave a lot of insight into the dance world. I liked Cheryl the best of all the pros before reading the book, and after reading the book my opinion has strengthened. Very well written!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Great book

    I love ballroom dancing and dancing with the stars! This book tells about the heartfelt and cool life of Cheryl Berk. A must read book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    excellent

    marvelous book ---told her story without getting too personal

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Thought emmitt was better

    Wow

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Very touching

    Cheryl burke shows that you can acheive anything if you never give up. It holds bits of sadness and lots of drama. She overcame abusive realtionships as a teen and child molestion to get where she is today. She is like a role model to me and an amazing two time DWTS champion. GO CHERYL!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Horrible book

    I have started reading the book and is is horrible! Anyone who has yet to read it dont try reading it. You will be wasting your time and money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Dancing

    I love dacing! All types of dancing. I've been looking for a dace book and i think this one will work. I hope its a good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Loved the book, love Cheryl

    The book was inspiring in many different ways....body image, past issues, living your dreams. Thanks Cheryl!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    To the comment below

    I have to say. You seem very well good with your words about ballet. How old are u?
    Whats your name?
    How long have you taken dance?
    Do u do anything else besides ballet?
    Talk to me i want to no about you

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 10, 2012

    D

    Hattttte

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