Alternative Rhythms

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.

9397 Latin In Line Books

Price per book. A fun collection of 20 Latin in Line dances.  
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9726 Ken Fuller's Fun & Party Dances

by T A Whitworth
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9191 Party Dances & Games

Children and Adults popular party dances, competitions and games thoroughly revised and put into an easy-to-follow guide.
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9195 Party Dances

Easy-to-follow instructions for popular party dances including The St. Bernard’s waltz, The Virginia Reel, Conga and many more.
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9300 Argentine Tango Part 1

This IDTA book is an essential guide to basics and beyond, adapting the foundation of sound technique.
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9301 Argentine Tango Part 2

Tango is the way that two bodies are move in absolute harmony, becoming one. This DTA book is an essential guide to basics and beyond, adapting the foundation of sound technique. The style and movement of this dance is ideal for improvisation.  
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9303 Gotta Tango

by 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.
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9304 NATD Tango Argentino

DSI London is now stocking the NATD Tango Argentino: Syllabus and Reference Book. Created by the Alternative Rhythms Committee of the National Association of Teachers of Dancing, the book is a welcome addition to the technique guides that exist for Ballroom and Latin.   Chairman of the Alternative Rhythms Committee, Phil Meacham, explains: “As dance professionals, we need to keep up to date with current trends and styles.
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9305 Tango Flow

by Julia Mouzafiarova with David Pullinger First book with detailed description of Argentine Tango movements with 196 pages and over 200 photos and illustrations to help every dancer, teacher and student to move confidently, improvise freely and create flow.
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9302 Argentine Tango Syllabus - ISTD

Syllabus notes.
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9322 Step By Step Guide To Salsa, Mambo, Merengue

by Paul Harris This technique book has been compiled in order that professional teachers of dancing 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.
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9330 Mambo

MAMBO SYLLABUS - ISTD
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Salsa Technique Books

This collection of four books aim to contribute to the continuing development of salsa by raising the standard of the teachers and also their respect and understanding of the Latin culture in one of its most popular dances. Great for teachers or salsa enthusiasts the collection takes you through the history of salsa, gives a detailed explanation of the dance’s fundamentals along with easy to follow syllabus tables.   Salsa study book New York Salsa Technique LA Salsa Technique Cuban Salsa Technique
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9361 Rock 'n' Roll

The aim of this book is to prepare candidates for the professional examinations in Rock n’ Roll and to further assist by giving teaching material and a medallist programme.
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9362 Let's Rock 'n Roll

by Lynda King  This book explores various Rock ‘n’ Roll figures with detailed descriptions and easy to follow charts.
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9364 Rock 'n' Roll

by Derek Young Step-by-step guide on the basic technique of Rock ‘n’ Roll dancing.
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9363 Rock 'n' Roll

by Bill Oakes 
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9366 Lindy Hop Syylabus

ISTD
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9601 Dance Composition

by Jacqueline M Smith-Autard In it's 6th edition, Dance Composition has been a bestseller for over twenty years, and is a practical guide to creative success in dance making and is useful for all those who are interested in dance composition, from secondary school to university.
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9602 Dance Composition Basics

by Pamela Anderson Sofras Dance Composition basic’ picks up where other textbooks leave off, with a bound-in DVD that features professional choreographers and dancers in action.  
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9603 Dance Composition

by Janice Pomer This book provides 28 exercises to help students gain perspective on commonalties across the arts and explores ways to physically interpret what is heard, seen, spoken, and emoted through movement experimentation. Also includes music CD with original compositions that enrich the dance exercises and movement exploration assignments.
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9608 Choreography

by Sandra Cerny Minton This reader-friendly text bridges the theoretical and practical aspects of the choreographic process. Whether readers are experienced or new to choreography, they will learn how to solve common choreography problems, design and shape movements into a dance and organise a concert.
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9610 Choreographing From Within

By Diana F Green  Developing the habit of inquiry as an artist presents an inquiry-based approach to creating movement, allowing students multiple pathways of learning. Author Diana Green offers a thorough understanding of the medium, provides examples, and allows students to learn, explore and create based on their own styles. 
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9615 Perpetual Motion

by Janice Pomer  Perpetual motion will enable any teacher to successfully integrate movement exercises into general classroom, dramatic arts, language arts and physical education classes.  
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9620 Dance Mind And Body

by Sandra Cerny Minton Dance Mind & Body features 128 exploration exercises designed to help you improve your focus, observe and explore movement systematically, and refine your techniques to create better dances. 
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9623 Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

by Eric Franklin Written for teachers, dancers and performance artists, and movement specialists at all levels, this book can be used as a general reference or as a guide for systematic study. The 195 illustrations help you visualize the images and exercises and show you how to use them in a variety of contexts.
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9628 Inclusive Creative Movement & Dance

by Karen A Kaufmann Inclusive  Creative Movement and Dance helps teachers guide students with diverse needs to creatively express their feelings and ideas through movement in a unique and spontaneous manner.
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9630 A Sense Of Dance

by Constance A Schrader This fresh, second edition, inspirational approach shows how to frame the art of dance within the context of life and how to gain the tools to appreciate, discuss and write about dance as a fine art. It also helps develop creative thinking and self-expression.
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9634 Appreciating Dance

by Harriet R Lihs  This third edition, written for the dance novice, is concise, thorough, and an accurate history of all forms of dance. It gives a brief biography of many of the notable dancers and choreographers who have contributed to each form of dance, and provides, in a nutshell, the information needed to expand the enjoyment of performance.
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9638 Experiencing Dance

by Helene Scheff, Marty Sprague & Susan McGreevy-Nichols This book contains both movement experiences and written assignments that develop critical thinking and student involvement in the learning programme and enhance the understanding of dance as an art form. By the end of the book, students gain a better understanding of dance as art and compile a portfolio documenting their work and achievements throughout the class.
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9642 Dance Imagery For Technique & Performance

by Eric Franklin Whether used alone or as a companion to Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, which establishes a foundation for the techniques described here, this unique guide shows you how to combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich your expressive repertoire.   This versatile text and reference provides 583 imagery exercises designed to improve dance technique, artistic expression, and performance. More than 160 illustrations highlight images and exercises you can put to use immediately in your movements and choreography.
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9640 Essential Guide To Dance

by Linda Ashley  This third edition of the best-selling text Essential Guide to Dance is thoroughly updated to meet the new AS/A2 specifications and relevant Applied A-levels, BTEC and other Dance qualifications. Students are brought right up to date with clear explanations of choreography, performance and appreciation of Dance, as well as recent examples of new set works and choreographers.
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9425 Fifty Latin Dance Exercises

by Julia 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 eact 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, Samba, Cha Cha, Jive & 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.  
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9652 Partnering Dance & Education

by Judith Lynne Hanna Advocates making dance central to every student's education. It examines current trends and issues in dance education to show how dance can be successfully justified and taught in today's changing educational environment and how dance can be connected with other bodies of knowledge.
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9420 Dance Improvisations

by Justine Reeve Warm-ups, games and choreographic tasks presents individual and group activities to use as warm-ups, as games that stimulate creativity and as a choreographic tasks that initiate improvisations. Teenagers through young adults blossom using these improvisations, developing creativity that can lead to innovative breakthroughs.   With Dance Improvisations you receive Step-by-step instruction in planning teaching and assesing your students improvisations. 72 tested and refined activities in creating movement and material for choreographing dance. 
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9657 Exploring Dance Forms & Styles

by Helene Scheff, Marty Sprague & Susan McGreevy-Nichols   INCLUDES A DVD   A Guide to Concert, World, Social and Historical dance   Exploring Dance Forms and Styles: A Guide to Concert, World, Social, and Historical Dance helps all teachers introduce students to a variety of dance forms and styles without having to leave the classroom!
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9345 Spanish Dancing

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 Fandang, complimented by over 150 line drawings by Lyn Gray.
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9371 Jazz Dance

by Frank Hatchett & Nancy Myers Gitlin Foreword by Brooke Shields Jazz Dance’ guides you through four levels of difficulty that will mark your progress from basic through to advance skills. Special ‘Hatchett’ hints accompany each movement to address alignment, technique and styilization. 
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9370 Jazz Dance Class

by Gus Giordano  Jazz Dance Class addresses dancers and teachers who want a foundation in and quick reference to the principles of jazz dance. 
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9352 The Technique Of Freestyle Dancing

by Jackie Sanderson The technique of Freestyle Dancing contains developments and definitions of individual steps and figures, with logical methods of technique, clear pictures and descriptions of body mechanics.
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9354 Advanced Freestyle

by Anna Jones
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9351 Disco Freeystyle ISTD

Study Notes. The ISTD Licentiate study notes are a deeper analysis of the BCBD/ADFP Disco Freestyle syllabus.
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9353 Freestyle Dance Vol 1

by Anna Jones Freestyle Dance Volume one is a syllabus for elementary, intermediate and advanced professional examinations. All and more on advance dancing is included in this publication.
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9395 From Anchor Step To Weave

by Astrid Kaeswurm A reference book for Line Dance.
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9390 ISTD Country & Western Study Notes

Set of 2 books. These notes are a guide to the requirements for the Associate Examination and are provided as a helpful reference and basis for the further study of Western Dance. 
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9391 Complete Book Of Line Dancing

by Christy Lane  Professional dance instructor Christy Lane provides footwork diagrams, detailed descriptions, and suggested music for each dance covered 
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9357 Street Dance Guide

Produced by the IDTA In order to produce a less complex and practical ‘syllabus’ the IDTA freestyle committee has concentrated on the more common styles and dance elements used. The teacher then has the freedom to mix any of the work available in this ‘street dance guide’ and to combine it with the work already available and easily adaptable to street style. In 'freestyle dance' the Technique by Anna Jones.
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9340 A Text Book on Tap

by Moyra Gay  A technique book on basic tap figures.  
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9393 Multicultur Folk Dance Guide Volume 1

by Christy Lane & Susan Langhout This guide gives you indispensable teaching tips for the following dances: Hora (Israel) Hukilau (Hawaii) Savila Se Bela Loza (Serbia) Virginia Reel (United States) d'hammerschmiedsgselln (Germany) Highlife (Ghana) Alunelul (Romania) Yanko (China) El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexico) For each dance, you'll learn the country or region of its origin, the traditional costume of the dancers, a brief history of the dance, the difficulty level, stance and formation, directions for performing the dance, modifications, trivia tidbits, and much more. Use this guide in combination with the companion video and music to learn about, experience, and appreciate the uniqueness of other cultures.
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9382 Traditional Barn Dances

by Dudley & Jacqueline Laufman Foreword by Ted Levin Traditional Barn Dances with Calls and Fiddling is a comprehensive package that contains everything you need for teaching 53 dances to participants of all ages and abilities Containes 2 cds, sheet music for the fiddle tunes, folklore, facts and teaching suggestions for each dance, plus a dvd with full demonstrations.   
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Alternative Rhythms

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.