*** PUBLISHER'S WARNING *** THIS BOOK DOES NOT TEACH SPECIFIC BALLROOM DANCES. IF THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! (But you'll learn the basics like: how to hear the beat, how to count, slow dancing, the rhythm for 18 common social dances, how to dance to any kind of music, and more.)
This book will teach you the basic principles common to all music and dance, enabling you to walk onto any dance floor and perform an admirable dance, with any partner, to any music, with confidence and grace.
This book is for non-dancers, newbies and beginners. Part guerrilla manual and part cotillion handbook, this book is an insider's guide to social dancing. Whether you fear dance or can't dance or hate to dance; or whether you're rhythmically challenged or just new to dance; or whether you've finished dance classes more confused than when you started, this book has the tools a guy needs to know to make his partner happy. (Ladies, despite the title, 95% of the book's content will help you too.)Learn a foolproof method for hearing the beat of the music Learn to count music (they don't teach that in dance classes)Learn the correct way to count step patternsLearn rhythm: single, double and triple rhythm, the building blocks of all dancesLearn three simple rhythm patterns that will get you through any song Chapters on: slow dancing, survival dancing, the wedding dance, how to fake a dance, and more17 easy exercises (most you can do without a partner)Free instructional video clips at ihatetodance.com
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