I had the pleasure of having a brief look at the book, and the immense pleasure of seeing the DVD through once. I’m not in a position to recommend one over the other, but thought it would be good to mention that it exists in addition to the book.
It is two DVDs. The instructional one is 130 minutes and the second one is just under an hour containing footage of Bill and Bobbie Irvine dancing and including Bill’s May 2006 lecture on the evolution of the Waltz & Foxtrot at the BDF congress in Blackpool. Bill’s lecture was wonderful. I have goose-bumps now as I write this thinking back on it.
As of the last time I checked, neither the book nor the DVD exist in the U.S. library system. Insert <<aw, shucks!>> emoticon here! I have placed a request with my library to consider buying the book. Understandably, with budgets being tight, the library is not currently in a place to purchase items which aren’t available through their normal discounted book purchasing places. Hopefully they will in the future. Once it is in one library, anyone in the U.S. should be able to borrow it through interlibrary loan.