Reading List

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Books on learning to dance

Hear the Beat, Feel the Music by James Joseph

This is a great read for those dancers that don’t have a musical background and are struggling with “musicality.”

Hear the Beat, Feel the Music: Kindle Edition

Hear the Beat, Feel the Music: Paperback

Full Review

Partner Dance Success: Be the One They Want: What I Wish I Knew When I Started Social Dancing

This is a great collection of practical advice for anyone new to partner dancing.

Partner Dance Success – Volume 1: Kindle Edition

Partner Dance Success – Volume 1: Paperback Edition

Partner Dance Success – Volume 2: Kindle Edition

Partner Dance Success – Volume 2: Paperback Edition

Full Review

Dance Better Now: The secret to mastering dance and dancing at the excellent standard you want by Clint Steele

This books is an educator’s take on how to rapidly improve your level of social dance.

Dance Better Now: Kindle Edition

Full review coming soon


Books on Dance History and the Social Impact of Dance

The Meaning of Tango: The Story of the Argentinian Dance by Christine Denniston

The Meaning of Tango: Kindle Edition

The Meaning of Tango: Hardcover Edition

The Meaning of Tango: Paperback Edition

Full Review


Dance in Fiction

Stardance by Spider and Jeanne Robinson

Stardance: Kindle Edition

Stardance: Hardcover

This is an example of science fiction at its best. The authors take an idea, in this case, “what would it be like to dance in space,” and explore it in a way that makes you see implications that make you do a double-take. At the same time, they build believable and relatable characters that carry you through the story and leave you wanting more.

InCryptid by Seaanan Mcguire

InCryptid: Kindle Edition

InCryptid 1: Discount Armageddon (paperback)

InCryptid 2: Midnight Blue-Light Special (paperback)

The first several books in the series feature a Professional Ballroom Dancer who happens to be a “crypto-zoologist” who studies and protects fantastic creatures that live unseen among us in the modern world. This series is straight-up fun urban fantasy.

Confessions of a Ballroom Diva by Irene Radford

Confessions of a Ballroom Diva (kindle)

Confessions of a Ballroom Diva (paperback)

This is another straight-up fun Urban Fantasy. In this case, one of the two main characters is a celebrity on a television show called “Dancing from the Heart,” who is a psychic vampire. The other main character is a judge on the show who also happens to be a member of a guild of vampire and demon hunters.

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