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Rhythmic Activities and Dance -with CD (2ND 06 Edition)
Rhythmic Activities and Dance -with CD (2ND 06 Edition)
by John Price Bennett
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Rhythmic Activities and Dance, Second Edition, is a collection of some of the most popular recreational dance forms, geared for teachers of K-12 students and for recreation directors and leaders who want to teach easy rhythms and dances for fun and... (read more)

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Ballet and Modern Dance : a Concise History (2ND 92 Edition)
Ballet and Modern Dance : a Concise History (2ND 92 Edition)
by Jack Anderson
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Meets the needs of both students and inquisitive dancegoers through a narrative focused on the development of Western theatrical dance--specifically ballet and modern dance--since the Renaissance, incorporating the most recent scholarship. The text is... (read more)

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Thinking Body : a Study of the Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man (68 Edition)
Thinking Body : a Study of the Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man (68 Edition)
by Mabel E. Todd
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"Provides a basic foundation for the thoughtful student."  —Juana De Laban, Journal of Aesthetics and Art... (read more)

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Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (96 - Old Edition)
Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (96 - Old Edition)
by Eric Franklin
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Whether used alone or as a companion to Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, which establishes a foundation for the techniques described here, this unique guide shows you how to combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich your expressive... (read more)

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The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany: Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss
The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany: Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss
by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
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Provides a roughly chronological account of the lives of three German choreographers of modern dance: Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) and his students Mary Wigman (1886-1973) and Kurt Jooss (1901-1979). The authors weave together the connections between them... (read more)

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Tango : Art History of Love (05 Edition)
Tango : Art History of Love (05 Edition)
by Robert Farris Thomson
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Chapter 1 1. TANGO IN HOLLYWOOD I hear the echo of those tangos of Arolas and Greco danced upon the sidewalk, an instant distilled that remains without before, or hereafter, an anti-oblivion, having the taste of everything lost, and everything regained. &... (read more)

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Teaching Children Dance-with CD (3RD 12 Edition)
Teaching Children Dance-with CD (3RD 12 Edition)
by Theresa Purcell Cone
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Teaching Children Dance, Third Edition, assists both student learners and practitioners in understanding the components and benefits of children's dance and in developing the skills required for enhancing or initiating dance as part of a physical... (read more)

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Private Domain : an Autobiography ((Rev)99 Edition)
Private Domain : an Autobiography ((Rev)99 Edition)
by Paul Taylor
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“An exceptionally virtuoso performance as a writer—controlled, textured, elegant, funny, and at all times fascinating. It’s one of the best dance books I’ve ever read.” --Washington Post Book... (read more)

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Orchesography
Orchesography
by Thoinot Arbeau
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Generally regarded as the most valuable book on 16th-century dance and music available, this volume offers detailed instructions for all of the steps involved in pavans, gavottes, galliards, and more. References to the practices of instrumental... (read more)

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Frank Hatchett's Jazz Dance (00 Edition)
Frank Hatchett's Jazz Dance (00 Edition)
by Frank Hatchett
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A unique blend of energy, expressiveness, individual interpretation, and physical conditioning, VOP is the hot style of jazz dance that's captivating dancers and audiences alike. Frank Hatchett--one of the most well-known, influential teachers and... (read more)

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Sharing the Dance (90 Edition)
Sharing the Dance (90 Edition)
by Cynthia J. Novack
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 “[Novacks] detailed descriptions of dancing, learning to dance, and watching dance provide substantive insights into processes through which the body is disciplined.  Because of its comprehensive interpretation of dance, Novacks work... (read more)

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Meaning in Motion : New Cultural Studies of Dance (97 Edition)
Meaning in Motion : New Cultural Studies of Dance (97 Edition)
by Jane C. (ed.) Desmond
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Jane C. Desmond is Associate Professor of American Studies and Womenandrsquo;s Studies at the University of Iowa.... (read more)

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Story of Irish Dance (01 Edition)
Story of Irish Dance (01 Edition)
by Brennan
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From early accounts of dance customs in medieval Ireland to the present, Helen Brennan offers an authoritative look at the evolution of Irish dance. Every type of dance from social to traditional to clergy is included. Brennan takes care to explain the... (read more)

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Dance: a Creative Art Experience
Dance: a Creative Art Experience
by Margaret H'doubler
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"H'Doubler's book is the work of a scientist of dance, and so well does she present her plea for universal dance training that she certainly deserves the full attention and respect of both parent and teacher."—Walter... (read more)

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Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery (2ND 12 Edition)
Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery (2ND 12 Edition)
by Eric N. Franklin
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Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition, expands on the classic text and reference written by Eric Franklin, an internationally renowned teacher, dancer, and choreographer who has been sharing his imagery techniques for 25 years. In this new... (read more)

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Conversations with Choreographers
Conversations with Choreographers
by Svetlana Mcle Grody
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How do choreographers do what they do? Where do the ideas come from? Is there a technique involved and how do they even begin? From the publishers of Conversations in the Wings: Actors on Acting comes another practical inside look at the professional... (read more)

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Rumba : Dance and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba (95 Edition)
Rumba : Dance and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba (95 Edition)
by Yvonne Daniel
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Using dance anthropology to illuminate the values and attitudes embodied in rumba, Yvonne Daniel explores the surprising relationship between dance and the profound, complex changes in contemporary Cuba. From the barrio and streets to the theatre and... (read more)

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Tapworks : Tap Dictionary and Reference Manual ((Rev)02 Edition)
Tapworks : Tap Dictionary and Reference Manual ((Rev)02 Edition)
by Beverly Fletcher
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“Beverly Fletcher is surely one of the most knowledgeable authorities in tap dance and its history today.”  —Bob Rizzo... (read more)

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From the Ballroom To Hell : Grace and Folly in Nineteenth Century Dance (91 Edition)
From the Ballroom To Hell : Grace and Folly in Nineteenth Century Dance (91 Edition)
by Elizabeth Aldrich
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During the 1800s, dance and etiquette manuals provided ordinary men and women with the keys to becoming gentlemen and ladies--and thus advancing in society. Why dance? To the insecure and status-oriented upper middle class, the ballroom embodied the... (read more)

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Samba: Resistance in Motion (Arts & Politics of the Everyday)
Samba: Resistance in Motion (Arts & Politics of the Everyday)
by Barbara Browning
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Barbara Browning combines a lyrical, personal narrative with incisive theoretical accounts of Brazilian dance cultures. While she brings ethnographic, historiographic, and musicological scholarship to bear on her subject, Browning writes as a dancer... (read more)

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