list of dance books

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by liz, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. liz

    liz New Member

    Every now and then someone will name different books that are a good read for dancers. I would really like to order some of them.But, I haven't kept track of all the names. I thought we should have a list... Anyone want to start?:p
  2. QPO

    QPO New Member

    I look forward to seeing the list :)
  3. CANI

    CANI Active Member

    Some I recall...

    Dance to Your Maximum: The Competitve Ballroom Dancer's Workbook by Maximiliaan Winkelhuis

    Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology: Principles and exercises for improving techinque and avoiding common injuries by Karen Clippinger

    Inner Focus Outer Strength: Using Imagery and Exercise for Health, Strength and Beauty by Eric Franklin

    Ideokinesis: A Creative Approach to Human Movement & Body Alignment by Andre Bernard, Wolfgang Steinmuller, Ursula Stricker

    Zen Body-Being: An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace, and Power by Peter Ralston
  4. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    There's an excellent list of recommended books (including reviews of each) by Michael Mead at:

    dancesportcomps.com/Visitors/Recommended_Books
  5. Warren J. Dew

    Warren J. Dew Well-Known Member

    "The Dancing Years" by Bill and Bobbie Irvine
    "Modern Ballroom Dancing" by Victor Silvester
    "Steps in Time" by Fred Astaire
  6. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Such an incredible book!
  7. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member


    These are probably more Historical than than technical........


    Dance in Society.... Dr Francis Rust

    Folk Dances of Latin America.... Lisa Lekis

    Social Dance, a Short History.. Arthur Franks

    The Dancers Heritage... Ivor Guest

    The Dancing Master... Frank Borrows

    World History of Dance... Curt sachs

    A History of English Ballroom Dancing ( 1910 - 45 )... PJS Richardson
  8. Tenehill

    Tenehill New Member

    Maybe an energetic and knowledgeable Dance Forumer will care to create an article

    "Books on Ballroom Dancing"

    in wikipedia, so that the many readers could edit and share their opinions?

    I have verified, such an article does not exist yet in wikipedia.
  9. QPO

    QPO New Member

    thanks to everyone some great choices. I heard of one this week but not necessarily about dancing "So you think you can change your Mind" by Michael Venezuela, how to stay off illness in the mind and he highly recommends dancing for everything mentally, spiritually and socially :)
  10. Bailamosdance

    Bailamosdance Well-Known Member

    Latin - Thinking Sensing, Doing RUUD VERMEER
  11. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Its Ruud Vermeij.
  12. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Thank you...because I googled and couldn't find it. I had a feeling it was the spelling.
  13. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    No problem MQ; glad it helped. :)
  14. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    funny...there is also a tuba player by the same name!
  15. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member



    I thought it was the artist... :rolleyes:
  16. Bella

    Bella New Member

    How helpful are dance books? I'm very much of a visual learner, so I would need "book on DVD"
  17. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    I'm the same way, Bella, but I think these books are still suitable (at least if they're not showing you step patterns). Funny...many of them teach visualization techniques. Not sure you can visualize visualization *lol*
  18. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    And did anyone mention, the famous df writer, Jonathan Marion:

    Ballroom: Culture and Costumes in Competitive Dance
  19. Bella

    Bella New Member

    lol, yes I would imagine that visualizing visualization would be quite difficult. ;)
  20. liz

    liz New Member

    Thank you SDsalsaguy!!!! This is exactly what I was looking for;)

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