The Alternative Rhythms dance book section is great for topics like Argentine tango, Spanish dancing, salsa, samba, mambo and merengue choreography and techniques. The following dance books, will aid you in many ballroom and latin aspects and also in alternate rhythms:
"Spanish Dancing - A Practical Handbook" by Lalagia - Spanish Dancing is a detailed practical introduction for beginners wishing to master both technique and execution. The student is taken from the use of the castanets and arm positions to basic steps such as Taconeo and Zapateado and on to performance of the complete dances Las Sevillanas and the Fandango, complimented by over 150 line drawings by Lyn Gray".
"Gotta Tango" - Alberto Paz & Valorie Hart - Gotta Tango is your guide to authentic Argentine Tango. You will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques. Included with this book is a DVD that visually demonstrates the movements of this exhilarating and intimate social dance.
"Step by Step Guide to Salsa, Mambo, Merengue" - Paul Harris - This technique book has been compiled in order that professional dance teachers can offer qualified tuition in the contemporary Latin-American social dances. It is the foundation for complete medal test programmes and can be used for professional examinations.
"Party Dances" - Nancy Clarke - Easy-to-follow instructions for popular party dances including The St. Bernards waltz, The Virginia Reel, Conga and many more.
"Fifty Latin Dance Exercises" - Youlie Mouzafiarova with David Pullinger - for warm-up, conditioning and improving technique. This book contains sets of exercises developed and refined over many years that will prove valuable for every dancer, teacher and coach. There is a description of each stage of an exercise along with illustrative photographs to make it easier to understand and achieve precise movement. A deep knowledge of the basic principles of poise and actions used in Latin dance helps bring out the unique features and characteristics of Rumba, Cha cha cha, Samba, Jive and Paso Doble. In addition there are sets of exercises covering five essential aspects common to several dances, including rotation, partner connection and the use of arms. Youlie Mouzafiarova is an internationally recognised teacher, coach and adjudicator, and is a Fellow and Examiner IDTA working in London, UK.