Ballroom dancing has seldom been more popular. Across the nation, dance classes are packed and we're all longing to be able to move like Fred and Ginger. This is the book to show you how. It's a comprehensive, accessible and, most importantly, fun guide to ballroom dancing that will enable everyone to take the floor with ease and style.
There is a chapter devoted to each of the main dances. Diagrams, specially-commissioned step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will help you to master the steps and sequences. There is also background information on the dances and their history, iconic images of dances and dancers from famous films (from Top Hat and High Society to Dirty Dancing and Moulin Rouge), and lists of contemporary songs that you can practise to. How about trying the waltz to Norah Jones' Come Away With Me, or the samba to The Gypsy Kings' Bamboleo? Let's Dance also features a comprehensive directory of dance schools, holidays, teachers, publications, clothing shops, shoe suppliers and websites. This is ballroom dancing made easy, contemporary, sexy and fun -- without losing any of its history or magic. You'll have the expertise and confidence you need to light up the floor - 'Let's Dance!'
The dances include: Foxtrot; Rock 'n' Roll; Cha Cha Cha; Waltz; Rumba; Quickstep; Jive; Tango; Samba & Disco.