Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living
In the 85 chapters of this guidebook, you will find many ideas about waltzing, dancing, and living. Dance descriptions and tips to improve your dancing are accompanied by down-to-earth ways to find greater fulfillment in your dancing and in your life.
25 different kinds of waltz are completely described, including: cross-step waltz, Viennese waltz, box step waltz, rotary waltz, polka, schottische, redowa, mazurka, hambo, zwiefacher, and more. In addition, you will find 85 waltz variations completely described, and a concise compendium of an additional hundred variations, accompanied by 50 illustrations of waltzing through the ages.
Then beyond waltzing, much of this book applies to all forms of social ballroom dancing. You'll learn how you can be a better dance partner, how to develop your style and musicality, how to improvise more confidently, how to learn new dances by observation, and how to create your own social dance variations.
You'll also learn about the many ways that the practice of social dancing can enrich our lives. Drawing on the latest research in social psychology, Waltzing includes chapters on the essential benefits of: music, physical activity, connection, play, mindfulness, acceptance, conditional learning, and many other topics.
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CrossStep Waltz Mixer
Conditional Learning 55
Veleta Waltz Mixer
The Worst Thing Is To Miss It
Stay Young Go Dancing
Dancing Makes You Smarter
Even More Ways to Waltz
What Is A Mistake?
Dancing in 54 Time
Body Conversations 154
Dance for Your Partner
Redowa Mazurka and More
Dancing in the Rain
Concise Compendium of CrossStep Waltz Figures
Going Out Dancing
The Third Place
Space for Your Thoughts
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