Latin and Ballroom
Why was the waltz once thought to be a shocking dance? How did the lindy hop get its name? What is the paso doble? Latin and Ballroom provides a detailed look at the development of Latin and ballroom dancing, from the earliest social dances to the competitions and flamboyant shows of today. The book looks at how the choreography and improvisation differ from other styles of dance, and explores the part played by costumes and make-up. There is also advice on how to become a Latin or ballroom dancer.
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