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dancesport books

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1. Latin – Thinking Sensing and Doing in Latin American

Dancing by Ruud Vermeij

You can buy it here.
Vermeij is a fine and sharp thinker with an extraordinary capacity to immerse himself in the depths of the human being. If you are looking to inquire into the relationship between mind and movement this book will show you the way.
The author provides valuable insights into the world of dance and the book has a timeless value. You can find more about his work on Dutch Dance Lab and the projects he works on in order to help dancers and choreographers accelerate their dance careers.

2. The Male Dancer by Ramsey Burt

You can buy it here.
The Male dancer is a fascinating read that articulates the portrayal of masculinity in the 20th century. The author analyzes how the male and the male body is scrutinized by the audience while on stage. It’s a book that makes you ask the right questions. Hypermasculinity, prejudice and more hot topics are involved. If you are interested in dance studies or gender studies, you will find his work very compelling.

3. Through the Eyes of a Dancer: Selected Writings by Wendy Perron

You can buy it here.
Wendy Perron is a notable dance critic and an experienced ballet dancer and choreographer. Through her intimate writings, she contributes significantly to the conversation on dance. The chapters flow chronologically from the 60’s to the present and include essays, interviews, memoirs, blog posts, profiles, and reviews. If you want a blend between journalism and dance you better not miss this one.

4. From Ballroom to DanceSport: Aesthetics, Athletics, and Body Culture by

Caroline Joan S. Picart

You can buy it here.
Caroline Joan S. Picart witnessed the world of dance first-hand. Her book reflects the changes in choreography, costumes and other aspects that took place the past several years. Mainly the author discusses ballroom dance’s attempt to become an Olympic sport and its transformation to dancesport.Despite the ever changing nature of dancesport, its core will always stay the same.

5. Ballroom Dancing by Alex Moore

You can buy it here.
This is the Books of Books on ballroom dancing technique. It’s not an easy read but it is a powerful resource you should come back to from time to time because the learning process is never over. Read it. Do it. Insights about technique, partner dancing, footwork and all the related terminology – all in one book. There are also diagrams you could find very useful and that can make your training easier, and your teacher’s advice easier to understand.

6. Life Lessons from the Ballroom: Lessons For An Extraordinary Life by

Katyusha Schaffer

You can buy it here.
Based on her ten-year career as a champion pro/am Ballroom dancer the author offers lessons for people from all walks of life. This book recognizes the power of ballroom dancing to change lives: from ordinary lives to extraordinary fulfilling ones.

 

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