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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.”
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.
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.
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
Dance in Fiction
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.
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.
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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