Dance Me Beautiful

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iUniverse, Aug 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 60 pages

Author Deborah Graham was thirty-three years old, recently divorced and on the verge of paying someone to teach her to dance. She wanted every ounce of her being to feel truly beautiful. Graham admits she felt frivolous and foolish, but she took the first step to finding passion in her life.

In Dance Me Beautiful, Graham narrates a simple and hopeful story of the life lessons she learned through ballroom dancing. This memoir follows her journey from her first dance lesson to tests, competitions and performances as she struggles to break free from her shame and self-doubt. Graham shares her memories of how she felt, what she learned from her instructor and how, step-by-step, she learned to dance herself beautiful.

Engaging and compelling, Dance Me Beautiful serves to inspire others to take chances and fulfill their dreams and to help awaken their own inner creativity and beauty.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Dance Me Beautiful
3
The First Lesson
5
Following
7
The Dance Frame
10
Join Up
12
You Have to Believe it to See It
15
The Tango
17
A Moment of Defeat
28
Finding My Centre
30
The First Test
32
The Power of My Centre
35
Being a Spectator
37
The Competition
39
Stirring Things Up
44
The Tango for Real
46

The School Figures
21
Join Up Again or the Little Girl in Me
23
Back to the Tango or the Woman in Me
25
Acknowledgements
49
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About the author (2012)

DEBORAH GRAHAM is a collaborative family lawyer, mediator, writer, and part-time professor. She lives in Toronto with her son, Christopher. Graham ballroom dances at Pollock Dance Studio.

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