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  • The Ballet Companion

    A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet

    A New Classic for Today's DancerThe Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs, including:Practical advice for getting started, such ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts

    An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention

    by Emily Scherb ...
    An illustrated guide to anatomy and biomechanics for aerialists who want to optimize their performance and train safelySpecifically designed for aerialists—including those who do trapeze, silks, and other aerial arts— Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is an invaluable resource for those who want to optimize their performance and train safely.Using a biomechanical and movement-based approach, Emily ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • How to Teach a Belly Dance Fitness Class

    Created by dancer and educator, Katayoun Hutson, “How to Teach a Belly Dance Fitness Class” is a guide for new and seasoned instructors on how to present this beautiful performing art to a wide audience as a fitness activity. Drawing from her expertise in Middle Eastern dance and her extensive teaching experience, Katayoun shares her unique perspective and provides the tips and tools every belly ... Read more

    $5.47 AUD

  • The History Of Dance - The Dance In Portugal, Spain, And Italy

    by Lilly Grove ...
    This vintage book is a concise treatise on the history of dancing in Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Profusely illustrated and full of fascinating information and interesting insights, this is a volume that will appeal to those with an interest in the traditional dances and songs of these countries. Contents include: “Portuguese Dances”, “Basque Dances”, “Spain”, and “Italy”. Many vintage books such ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Dancing with Cats

    From the Creators of the International Best Seller Why Cats Paint

    by Burton Silver ...
    The cult classic is back! This 15th anniversary edition keeps all the original mystery and magic of cat dancing delightfully intact. Perpetually ahead of its time, Dancing with Cats presents scores of delightful and inspiring photographs of people and cats engaging in their favorite dance routines as well as moving testimonies of the personal transformations brought about through this uniquely ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Haumana Hula Handbook for Students of Hawaiian Dance

    A Manual for the Student of Hawaiian Dance

    A great resource for students of traditional Hawaiian dance, this beautiful handbook filled with archival photographs covers the origins, language, etiquette, ceremonies, and the spiritual culture of hula. Hula, the indigenous dance of Hawai'i, preserves significant aspects of Native Hawaiian culture with strong ties to health and spirituality. Kumu Hula, persons who are culturally recognized hula ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • 39 Steps to Better Screenwriting

    A Practical Guide to Improving Your Screenplay

    by Paul Chitlik ...
    This is not a beginner’s book on screenplay writing, though a beginner could read it and learn. This is a writer’s consigliere. It’s a book of advice and reflection that will kick ass against just about any screenwriting problem. It’s a series of essays on film and television writing, a deep background on very specific craft issues ranging from punctuation to meaning in your screenplay. Chapters ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Ideokinesis

    A Creative Approach to Human Movement and Body Alignment

    Mabel Elsworth Todd pioneered ideokinesis in the 1920s. Her book, The Thinking Body, described new ways to use all the senses as well as inner feeling and imagination to retrain the body to move with ease and balance. The system became an invaluable tool for generations of dancers, actors, and performance artists, thanks largely to one of its most important teachers, André Bernard (1924-2003). ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Always More Than One

    Individuation's Dance

    by Erin Manning ...
    In Always More Than One, the philosopher, visual artist, and dancer Erin Manning explores the concept of the "more than human" in the context of movement, perception, and experience. Working from Whitehead's process philosophy and Simondon's theory of individuation, she extends the concepts of movement and relation developed in her earlier work toward the notion of "choreographic thinking." Here, ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Quintessential Bellydance

    Beginner Class Companion

    by Evyenia Karmi ...
    If youre looking for a fun, effective, low-impact workout that will build stamina, enhance flexibility, and improve your cardiovascular well-being, look no more. This gentle and effective dance is not only exciting to learn; its also a great workout. Bellydance strengthens your core muscles gracefully, giving you new confidence in your bodys natural sway and movement. These popular dance steps ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Looking at Contemporary Dance

    A Guide for the Internet Age

    With a focus on dance innovation from the late 19th century to the present, this history provides dance students with accessible information on the major contributors to the art. Organized chronologically by the decades in which innovators were born or dance organizations were founded, the study shows the similarities and generational character that arise from shared influence. Rather than ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mosaic of Music: Mystery of Percussion and Dance

    Mosaic of Music: This book is for all followers and anyone interested in the art of belly dancing, Arabic music or percussion. Learn to understand the music and the rhythms that evolve areound the dance. Play cymbals better and understand the music completely so you can be a vision of the music. ... Read more

    $7.97 AUD

  • Dance Studio Transformation

    by Clint Salter ...
    Dance Studio Transformation is for studio owners who love dance, love teaching and love their students but feel like they need help when it comes to running a profitable business. This book will teach you how to become the CEO of your studio by walking you through strategies and tactics to transform each area of your business.In this book you'll learn how to:● Set and achieve goals specific to you ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Salsa Dancing For Beginners

    by Leo Boone ...
    This book covers several topics including:Chapter 1: Salsa Dancing HistoryChapter 2: Learn To Dance Salsa With Passion - 5 SecretsChapter 3: How To Dance - Five Golden Tips And Tricks To Know How To DanceSmooth Salsa SpinsChapter 4: How To Dance - Secret Tips To Learn How To Dance Like A SalsaProfessionalChapter 5: Salsa Class - A Countdown Of The 7 Things A Salsa Dancer Should TryChapter 6: Learn ... Read more

    $10.23 AUD

  • Danse

    Les Grands Articles d'Universalis

    Partez à la découverte de la danse avec ce Grand Article Universalis !Dans son acception la plus générale, la danse est l'art de mouvoir le corps humain selon un certain accord entre l'espace et le temps, accord rendu perceptible grâce au rythme et à la composition chorégraphique.Un ouvrage spécialement conçu pour le numérique afin d’en savoir plus sur la danseÀ PROPOS DES GRANDS ARTICLES D ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Shiny Beads and Shimmies

    Welcome to Belly-Dance. Ask Before You Undulate!

    series Studies of Middle Eastern Dance
    Do you love to dance? Interested in Belly Dance? Do you not know where to turn? Are you unsure about what is acceptableand what is not? How do you know if a teacher is good or not? This book will answer these questions and more, then guide you in the right dirrection. It will tell you what you need to know and more, before you make a mistake and waste your money. Badly uneducated teacherscan harm ... Read more

    $5.12 AUD

  • Le Chant des Ève, la danse des Adam

    ou l'histoire du chant et de la danse dans l'humanité

    Pourquoi danse-t-on, pourquoi chante-t-on ?Aussi loin que remonte l’histoire de l’homme, un point commun réunit toutes les civilisations : l’art du chant et de la danse, une manière pour lui d’extérioriser ses sentiments. Quelle place occupent le chant et la danse dans l’histoire de l’Homme ? Pourquoi ces deux disciplines sont-elles si intimement liées ?Tantôt signe de communication, tantôt marque ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Ballroom Etiquette - For Ladies And Gentlemen

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • HowExpert Guide to Dance and Choreography

    101 Tips to Learn How to Dance, Improve Your Choreography Skills, and Become a Better Performer

    If you want to learn how to dance, improve your choreography skills, and become a better performer, then check out HowExpert Guide to Dance and Choreography.This book goes into detail about where to start as a beginner dancer, what you need to know going into dance, and step-by-step guides to help you become a better dancer. For those also interested in choreography, this book shares some tips on ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • How To Dance The Foxtrot

    by Anon ...
    This vintage book is a comprehensive guide to learning the foxtrot, complete with step-by-step instructions, simple diagrams, helpful tips, and more. “How To Dance The Foxtrot” is ideal for the beginner looking to learn how to dance the foxtrot and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “The Waltz Changes (Man)”, “The Waltz Changes (Lady)”, “How ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Weird Dance

    Curious and Captivating Dance Trivia

    Attend a grand ball of the bizarre and never look at dance the same way again!Weird Dance processes through the odd, grim, and unintentionally humorous history of dance, uncovering strange stories and weird facts.These dark tales of murder, rivalry, insanity, and more reveal all sorts of grim goings-on, proving that—for dancers—life was not just one grand plié. Stories include:An elderly woman who ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • Teaching Ballroom Dancing - The Class Method

    by Various ...
    This vintage book is a comprehensive guide to teaching ballroom dancing, with information on different teaching methods, hints on teaching one-to-one and in groups, detailed diagrams, handy tips for teachers, and much more. This volume will be of considerable utility to anyone with an interest in teaching or learning a variety of ballroom dances from the waltz to the tango. Contents include: ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Rumba

    by Ana Moreau ...
    Have you seen Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Ballroom Bootcamp, etc? If you want to join in the action, you'll need to learn a step or two. The Rumba is a basic Latin Dance. It is very easy; this book will show the male part first (the Lead), then the female part (the Follow), and finish off with the correct dance position.Scroll up... and click on "Buy Now" to deliver almost ... Read more

    $10.23 AUD

  • Ballroom Dancing Techniques - The One Step

    by Anon ...
    This vintage book is a concise guide to learning the ballroom dancing technique called “the one step”. With simple, step-by-step instructions and many useful diagrams and photographs, this volume is ideal for beginners with an interest in learning ballroom dancing. Contents include: “The Castle Walk”, “The Dip”, “The Grape-Vine”, “The One-Step Eight”, “The Square”, “The Murray Anderson Turn”, “A ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus