Ballroom Dancing ABC

Ballroom Dancing ABC


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Who don't love to dance? Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive... you name it.

This new ebook covers topics like:

Where to Learn Ballroom Dancing 3
United States Amateur Ballroom dancers Association 4
Types of Ballroom Dancing 6
Music for Ballroom Dancing 8
Origination of Ballroom Dancing 10
Development of Ballroom Dancing 12
Get in Shape with Ballroom Dancing 14
Dresses for Ballroom Dancing 15
Choosing a Ballroom Dance for your Wedding 17
Ballroom Dancing Viennese Waltz & Quick Step 19
Ballroom Dancing the Jive 21
Ballroom Dancing the Handicapped and the Disabled 23
Ballroom Dancing Tango 25
Ballroom Dancing Standard Waltz 27
Ballroom Dancing Rumba 29
Ballroom Dancing Paso Doble and Cha-Cha 31
Ballroom Dancing Judging Criteria 33
Ballroom Dancing - Slow Fox Trot 35
Ballroom Dancing and the Movies 37
Ballroom Dance Clothing and Shoes 39

For instance:

Get in Shape with Ballroom Dancing
Nearly everyone got caught up in the dance craze by watching "Dancing
with the Stars" this past season. There's just something about the music, the
dances, the level of competition, and the sarcastic responses from the judges.
But there is also something else to be noticed with the professional dancers -
their bodies. Not one single professional dancer had an ounce of fat
anywhere on their body. What you saw was lean, toned, and muscular abs,
arms, and legs. You probably would never think that ballroom dancing can
produce such a workout, but it's actually one of the best physical fitness
programs available.
Ballroom dancing is much more than a slow dance around a moonlit dance
floor. There are several types of dances involved with ballroom dancing,
ones that involve twirls, kicks, twists, and bends. In fact, ballroom dancing
gives you the opportunity to move your body in a way that you would
otherwise never experience - not even in an aerobics class.
It's no secret that most people looking to get fit or lose weight are
intimidated by the gym. Not only are you surrounded by people with a better
body than you, but often you find yourself having to wait for a machine or
struggling to keep up in a class. Ballroom dancing is a great way of making
exercise fun, and it's an activity you can do together with your partner or
spouse. Unfortunately, some people continue to live inactive lifestyles
because they just can't find a physical activity they like to do.

You may be surprised to learn that ballroom dancing can burn just as much
fat and calories (if not more) than a session at the gym. Depending upon the
style of dance, you can easily burn between 200 and 400 calories. For
example, the foxtrot or the waltz provide an easy and gentle workout and
will burn around 200 calories. This is comparable to a brisk walk in the park
or thirty minutes on the elliptical. On the other hand, dances like the jive or
paso doble can burn over 400 calories, which is comparable to an intense
step aerobics class.
While walking on a treadmill or doing crunches are well-known exercises,
they only work certain parts of your body - which leave you to workout
longer in order to cover the rest. Ballroom dancing literally works every part
of your body and every major muscle group. You are more likely to see
results faster due to the challenge your body endures with dancing.
And if you don't have a partner to take with you to dance class, don't let that
stop you from experiencing the glide around the dance floor. Many classes
will pair you up once you arrive, and you may meet some great friends or
something more! Most people who get into ballroom dancing have lots of
fun, and are more likely to dance longer which extends the duration of their
workout. So trade in your walking shoes for some dance shoes, and dance
your way into better shape!
Dresses for Ballroom Dancing
Getting dressed for an evening on the ballroom dance floor is much different
than getting ready for a night out at the club. With ballroom dancing

becoming a popular American pastime, the attire is also constantly growing
and changing. We've seen several styles of ballroom dancing dresses on
television, thanks to the media's recent interest in covering this elite activity.
However, there are several differences in ballroom dress styles depending on
the country.
American ballroom dresses are typically easy to distinguish from other
nationalities. A primary trait of American dresses is that they "flow" much
easier than those from other countries. For example, an American ballroom
dress usually has at least two layers of skirt, along with other cuts of fabric
flowing from the neck and back...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014723015
Publication date: 05/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
File size: 112 KB

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