Social Dance-3rd Edition: Steps to Success / Edition 3

Social Dance-3rd Edition: Steps to Success / Edition 3

by Judy Wright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0736095071

ISBN-13: 9780736095075

Pub. Date: 11/14/2012

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Feel confident on the dance floor—step by step! This third edition of Social Dance: Steps to Success will teach you all the moves for 10 of today’s most popular dance styles:

Merengue

Four-count swing and hustle

Waltz

Six-count swing

Foxtrot

Polka

Cha-cha

Rumba

Tango

Salsa and

Overview

Feel confident on the dance floor—step by step! This third edition of Social Dance: Steps to Success will teach you all the moves for 10 of today’s most popular dance styles:

Merengue

Four-count swing and hustle

Waltz

Six-count swing

Foxtrot

Polka

Cha-cha

Rumba

Tango

Salsa and mambo

The first few learning steps in this book introduce you to the foundational skills and concepts you need for success on the dance floor.

Each step you take is a smooth transition from the previous one. As you progress, you learn not only how your posture and footwork affect your balance but also how to connect your footwork with the music, adjust to a partner, make the transition between partner positions, and create sequences from variations of each dance’s specific rhythmic step pattern.

Each of the steps also explains why the concept or skill is important, indentifies the keys to correcting technique, helps you avoid common errors, and provides drills to practice at your own pace. The later steps show how to demonstrate dance etiquette, including how to adapt to a crowded social dance floor. Best of all, the enclosed DVD provides you with 93 minutes of video demonstration and a music soundtrack with 19 tracks for practice and demonstrations of key movements, footwork, and the dances themselves.

Written by master teacher and dancer Judy Wright, this special book and DVD package is part of the best-selling Steps to Success activity series, with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736095075
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
11/14/2012
Pages:
323
Sales rank:
421,391
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I What Every Dancer Needs to Know: Building a Solid Foundation

Step 1 Posture, Frame, and Centering: Looking Like a Dancer

Step 2 Music Structure: Hearing Reliable Cues in the Music

Step 3 Dance Rhythm Strategies: Connecting With the Music

Step 4 Partner Dynamics and Etiquette: Communicating Effectively

Part II 10 Social Dances: Rhythmic Step Patterns, Transitions, and Variations

Step 5 Merengue: Joining the Party

Step 6 Four-Count Swing/Hustle: Keeping the Rhythm

Step 7 Waltz: Moving Stately

Step 8 Six-Count Swing: Looking Jazzy

Step 9 Foxtrot: Dancing Regally

Step 10 Polka: Having Fun

Step 11 Cha-Cha: Being Flirtatious

Step 12 Rumba: Reflecting Romance

Step 13 Tango: Expressing Attitude and Flair

Step 14 Salsa/Mambo: Adding Spice and Flavor

Part III Etiquette On the Dance Floor: Adding the Finishing Touches

Step 15 Dance Floor Etiquette: Moving From Practice to Social Dance Settings

Step 16 Turn Technique, Styling, and Timing Options: Looking Good

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