Instructions for Dancing Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Instructions for Dancing


  • Author : Nicola Yoon
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524718985

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AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A charming, wholehearted love story that's sure to make readers swoon."—Entertainment Weekly "Nicola Yoon writes from the heart in this beautiful love story."—Good Morning America “It’s like an emotional gut punch—so beautiful and also heart-wrenching."—US Weekly In this romantic page-turner from the author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, Evie has the power to see other people’s romantic fates—what will happen when she finally sees her own? Evie Thomas doesn't believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually. As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance Studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything--including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he's only just met. Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it's that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?

Wildwood Dancing Book
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

Wildwood Dancing


  • Author : Juliet Marillier
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2008-03-25
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375849442

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Wildwood Dancing Excerpt :

High in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting father. It's an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog. But best by far is the castle's hidden portal, known only to the sisters. Every Full Moon, they alone can pass through it into the enchanted world of the Other Kingdom. There they dance through the night with the fey creatures of this magical realm. But their peace is shattered when Father falls ill and must go to the southern parts to recover, for that is when cousin Cezar arrives. Though he's there to help the girls survive the brutal winter, Jena suspects he has darker motives in store. Meanwhile, Jena's sister has fallen in love with a dangerous creature of the Other Kingdom--an impossible union it's up to Jena to stop. When Cezar's grip of power begins to tighten, at stake is everything Jena loves: her home, her family, and the Other Kingdom she has come to cherish. To save her world, Jena will be tested in ways she can't imagine--tests of trust, strength, and true love.

Dancing Boys Book

Dancing Boys


  • Author : Zihao Li
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442617469

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Dancing Boys Excerpt :

The challenges that young women go through in order to be successful in the world of dance are well known. However, little is known about the experiences of young men who choose to take dance classes in non-professional settings. Dancing Boys is one of the first scholarly works to demystify the largely unknown challenges of adolescent males in dance. Through an ethnographic study of sixty-two adolescent male students, Zihao Li captures the authentic stories and experiences of boys participating in dance classes in a public high school in Toronto. Accompanied by the boys’ artwork and photographs and supported by a documentary-style video, the study explores their motivations for dancing, their reflections on masculinity and gender, and the internal and external factors that impact their decisions to continue to dance professionally or in informal settings. With the author’s reflections on his own journey as a professional dancer woven throughout, Dancing Boys will spark discussion on how and why educators can engage adolescent males in dance.

Dancing Turtle  A Folktale from Brazil Book

Dancing Turtle A Folktale from Brazil


  • Author : Pleasant DeSpain
  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-12-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684440252

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Dancing Turtle A Folktale from Brazil Excerpt :

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Turtle loves to dance and play the flute. But her exuberance puts her at risk when her music attracts the attention of a brave hunter who brings her home to make turtle stew. After she is caught, her only hope for escape is the hunter's children ... and her own wit. This folktale, first told by the indigenous people of Brazil, is now told throughout Latin America. Like the people of Latin America, Turtle always seems to survive any challenge by using her courage and wit. Beautiful watercolors radiant with the dense foliage and hardy wildlife of the Amazon rain forest, guides the reader through this timeless adventure story.

Dancing Through It Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Dancing Through It


  • Author : Jenifer Ringer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-02-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698151505

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“A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington Post Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic, and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weight. Ballet aficionados and aspiring performers of all ages will want to join Ringer behind the scenes as she shares her journey from student to star and candidly discusses both her struggle with an eating disorder and the media storm that erupted after the Times review. An unusually upbeat account of life on the stage, Dancing Through It is also a coming-of-age story and an inspiring memoir of faith and of triumph over the body issues that torment all too many women and men.

Little Ballerina Dancing Book BB Book

Little Ballerina Dancing Book BB


  • Author : Fiona Watt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Ballet dancing
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN 10 : 1474927467

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Little Ballerina Dancing Book BB Excerpt :

Young ballet fans will love this informative book, showing simple steps to dance to music from famous ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Press the pages to hear the music, arranged and produced by Anthony Marks. Produced with the help of the Central School of Ballet. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Dancing Through Life Book

Dancing Through Life


  • Author : Antoinette Benevento
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466839786

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Dancing Through Life Excerpt :

A warm and encouraging self-help book that draws inspiration and motivation from ballroom dancing. Precisely because the dance floor stands apart from the everyday world, allowing dancers to play, experiment and take on new roles, it also serves as a stage for human behavior. Antoinette Benevento, a former national ballroom dancing champion and co-owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studios, has been a student of that stage for 25 years. She has discovered that getting out on the dance floor is a powerful and empowering metaphor for living fully in all realms of life. Some of the tenets Antoinette Benevento lives, dances, and teaches by: -Persistence is a form of beauty -Give yourself permission to begin again--and again and again -If you're not willing to risk falling, you'll never learn to walk (or dance) -Desire is the energy that moves us forward in dance and in life -To dance well and to live fully, body and soul need to work together Building on the ballroom dancing craze that has swept the country, including the popularity of "Dancing with the Stars", this illuminating and highly readable book shows that what you learn on the dance floor can help you dance through life. ANTOINETTE BENEVENTO is co-owner of and National Training Director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios and a former national ballroom dancing champion. EDWIN DOBB is a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine, and has written for numerous other national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Discover.

Old Time Dancing Book

Old Time Dancing


  • Author : Cecil Ruault
  • Publisher : London : F. Muller
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Genre: Ballroom dancing
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B2801338

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New Vogue Sequence Dancing Book

New Vogue Sequence Dancing


  • Author : Neville Boyd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Ballroom dancing
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000015185587

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Secret of the Dance Read Along Book

Secret of the Dance Read Along


  • Author : Andrea Spalding
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459817609

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Secret of the Dance Read Along Excerpt :

This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function. In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning author Andrea Spalding collaborate to tell the story, to tell the secret of the dance.

Dancing and Mixed Media Book

Dancing and Mixed Media


  • Author : Judith B. Alter
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0100094770

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Dancing and Mixed Media Excerpt :

"During the first third of the twentieth century, innovators and developers of modern dance evolved exercise systems, established schools, and published books on "dancing" illustrated by numerous photographs. Some of the books are by dancer-authors: Isadora Duncan, Raymond Duncan, Mary Beegle, Helen Moller, Margaret H'Doubler, Eleanor Elder, and Margaret Morris. These media - books and photographs - are also used by art critics, Charles Caffin and John E. Crawford Flitch and photographer, Arnold Genthe in books on dancing and dancers during this period, analysis of their works adds other dimensions to this study. The social, political, and cultural movements of radical utopianism, idealization of nature, rational recreation, anti-Victorianism, and the adulation of ancient Greek culture contribute to understanding the forces which influenced the newly emerging art forms of modern dance and photography."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dancing Is the Best Medicine Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Dancing Is the Best Medicine


  • Author : Julia F. Christensen
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771646352

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Dancing Is the Best Medicine Excerpt :

An illuminating gift for the dancer in your life, this entertaining book reveals the mental and physical benefits of dance—and the scientific reasons behind why humans are designed for it. Dancing is one of the best things we can do for our health. In this groundbreaking and fun-to-read book, two neuroscientists (who are also dancers) draw on their cutting-edge research to reveal why humans are hardwired for dance show how to achieve optimal health through dancing Taking readers on an in-depth exploration of movement and music, from early humans up until today, the authors show the proven benefits of dance for our heart, lungs, bones, nervous system, and brain. Readers will come away with a wide range of dances to try and a scientific understanding of how dance benefits almost every aspect of our lives. Dance prevents and manages illness and pain: such as Diabetes, arthritis, back pain, and Parkinson’s. Dance can be as effective as high intensity interval training: but without the strain on your joints and heart. Dance boosts immunity and lowers stress: it also helps reduce inflammation. Dance positively impacts the microbiome: and aids in digestion, weight loss, and digestive issues such as IBS. Dance bolsters the mind-body connection: helping us get in tune with our bodies for better overall health. We’re lucky that one of the best things we can do for our health is also one of the most fun. And the best part: dance is something anyone can do. Old or young, injured or experiencing chronic pain, dance is for everyone, everywhere. So, let’s dance! Types of dance featured in the book: Partner dance (salsa, swing dancing, waltz) Ballet Hip hop Modern Jazz Line dancing Tap dancing And more!

Dancing Bodies  Living Histories Book

Dancing Bodies Living Histories


  • Author : Lisa Doolittle
  • Publisher : Banff, Alta. : Banff Centre Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064176368

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Dancing Bodies Living Histories Excerpt :

Dancing Bodies, Living Histories highlights significant new directions in dance studios, showing how dance leaps across disciplinary boundaries and divisions between the academe and cultural practice. Touching upon history, cultural studies, film and queer studies, Dancing Bodies links dance to other studies in the humanities and social sciences."Dancing Bodies, Living Histories stages a set of illuminating connections between cultural theory and dancing practices, examining the body in an exhilarating range of performances. The volume interrogates choreography as a theorizing of identity, racial, gendered, and classed, and it elucidates power relations within and surrounding dancing."-Susan Leigh Foster, University of California.

Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain Book

Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain


  • Author : Rishona Zimring
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1409455769

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Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain Excerpt :

Arguing that social dance haunted the interwar imagination, Zimring reveals the powerful figurative importance of music and dance, both in the aftermath of war, and during Britain's entrance into cosmopolitan modernity and the modernization of gender relations. Analysing paintings, films, memoirs, ballet, documentary texts and writings by Modernist authors, Zimring illuminates the ubiquitous presence of social dance in the British imagination during a time of cultural transition and recuperation.