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

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118158067
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 874,355
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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.

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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Dancing Lessons 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
ballroomdancenonstop More than 1 year ago
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. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
60 More than 1 year ago
marvelous book ---told her story without getting too personal
Ellen Richard-Clark More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was inspiring in many different ways....body image, past issues, living your dreams. Thanks Cheryl!
TFS93 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I was interested in reading this book after hearing all the news about her admiting to being molested as a child. This was a VERY tiny part of the book. For serious Dance lovers only!!
Rock2 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I was interested in reading because I love Dancing With the Stars but this one just didn't hold my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
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