The Dancer’s Way: The New York City Ballet Guide to Mind, Body, and Nutrition
by Hamilton Ph.D., Linda H.
In the current dance scene, performers contend with choreography that involves extreme dance, multiple techniques, and acrobatic moves, exemplified in the popular reality television show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” The dilemma for aspiring professionals is that dance class no longer provides sufficient preparation for performing at this level. Dancers who want to achieve their best, avoid injury, and perform at their peak will welcome the insight and advice in the pages of The Dancer’s Way.
The world-renowned New York City Ballet developed their proven wellness program to help dancers reach their potential without compromising their health. As one of the key designers of this program, former dancer and clinical psychologist Linda Hamilton, Ph.D. provides the essential principles of wellness that will help you achieve your goals in all levels and forms of dance. These include keeping yourself physically healthy, nutritionally sound, and mentally prepared as a dancer. New York City Ballet’s celebrated program, here for the first time in book form, highlights every tool you’ll need to stay in great shape.
Capoeira 100: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Movements and Techniques
by Gerard Taylor , Anders Kjaergaard
Capoeira 100 is an illustrated guide to 100 essential techniques used in the art of capoeira. Each movement is accompanied by a series of color photographs that show how it is done, as well as helpful pointers and tips on how to apply the technique in the game of capoeira. The book is divided into sections for beginner, intermediate and advanced movements. Ground-work, kicks, escapes, “floreios,” flying kicks, and acrobatic movements are all covered.Capoeira 100 is unique among English-language capoeira books in that it is illustrated by full-color photographs, and it focuses 100% on technique. Sequences of movements, drills, games, and conditioning exercises give the reader a chance to practice capoeira workouts at least a hundred times without ever repeating the same routine twice.These exercises can be done alone, and many can be done with a partner to create the real conditions of the game. Rather than being theoretical, all the information and instruction in this book are geared toward functional use, so that students can train at their optimal pace. Specificity of movements and exercises are structured to help readers achieve steady improvement of capoeira skills. Additionally, the author provides encouragement and no-nonsense advice, based on his 10+ years experience as a capoeira instructor and nearly 20 years as a player.Readers not affiliated with a capoeira club will find information about the capoeira game, and advice on etiquette and strategies of play. The glossary of 100 terms helps new players understand Portuguese descriptions used in Brazil. A question-and-answer section at the end of the book addresses some of the most frequently asked enquiries about this fascinating sport.This is an indispensable manual for those who have been searching for a concise “how-to” guide to capoeira techniques, and who are already connected with a capoeira group or teacher. It will be of interest as well to freestyle martial artists, dancers, actors, and others who increasingly look to capoeira for its inspiring and exciting techniques.
The Complete Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater
by John Kaluta
Here is a must-have book for anyone producing a stage show without a Broadway-sized budget. Written by a technical theater veteran, The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common—and the most complex—stage performance problems, even for theaters with a lack of resources. An invaluable guide for middle and high school theaters, college theaters, and community theaters, The Perfect Stage Crew teaches readers how to:
Stock, organize, and store the essential backstage supplies
Conceptualize, design, and build sets
Manage a stage crew effectively
Paint scenery and backdrops
Test, design, and hang lighting
Operate and repair sound equipment
Promote your show
This expanded second edition covers up-to-date technology, including for use with recording, sound, and lighting. Chapters also cover such crucial topics as running technical rehearsals, gathering props, and creating and selling tickets. Theater groups that need to learn the nuts and bolts of putting a show together will discover how to turn backstage workers into The Perfect Stage Crew.
Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don’t aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
The Ultimate Guide to Stop Making Your Body a Battleground
by Janet Farnsworth
Are you ashamed of your body?
Do you wish your body were different? Taller? Thinner? Stronger? Has your body somehow become a painful place to be when you want it to be a place of joy and pleasure? You are not alone. A vast majority of women are dissatisfied with their appearances and would change something about their bodies if they could.
Janet Farnsworth is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, somatic therapist, and body-empowerment coach who has spent years coaching women how to love their bodies again. She is the founder of The Practice of Now: Let Love Move You, a movement-therapy practice designed to heal and nurture your relationship with your body.
In Love Your Body: The Ultimate Guide to Stop Making Your Body a Battleground, Janet will teach you:
An easy-to-follow, life-changing practice to help you feel delight in your body
How to look in the mirror and be comfortable with what you see
How to know and honor what your body wants and needs
How to remove the blocks that keep you feeling disconnected and dissatisfied
How to move in a way that makes you feel strong and beautiful
Practical techniques to soothe the nervous system and feel peace in your body
Join Janet as she teaches you how to stop letting your body image and experiences impact you, and how to start feeling at home in your body today.
The Faber Pocket Guide to Ballet
by Luke Jennings and Deborah Bull
The essential, easy-to-use classical ballet guide – spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance – with entries for more than eighty works from ballet companies around the world, from Giselle and Swan Lake to Cinderella and Steptext. This new edition has been revised to include new ballets by Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon alongside classics by Tchaikovsky, Diaghilev and Balanchine.
– plot summaries
– an analysis of each ballet’s principal themes
– useful background and historical information
– a unique, behind-the-scenes, performer’s-eye view
Dip in at random or trace the development of dance from cover to cover. Written by former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and leading dance critic Luke Jennings, this ever popular Faber Pocket guide is a must for all ballet-goers – regulars and first-timers alike.
Stage Design: A Practical Guide
by Gary Thorne and Tanya Moiseiwitsch
In Stage Design – A Practical Guide Gary Thorne, a freelance theatre set and costume designer, introduces the concept of art and design for performance, drawing on his considerable experience in a wide variety of theatres. The book begins from first principles, and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Each chapter contains clear, concise text and informative illustrations; and concludes with practical exercises to, ensure that the reader has got the most out of the book, and stimulating exploration in both two and three dimensions. The book includes examples of the author’s work and that of others in the field, illustrating the methods adopted and practised in theatre schools and the more innovative theatre companies.
A Woman’s Unique Guide to Self-Fulfillment
by Lorran Wild
An inspiring and charming book for women that teaches a wisely creative approach to bellydancing as a path to fulfillment. Learn how to create a dance practice that fosters health, happiness, and empowerment through an exploration of foundational movements, sensory exercises, and feminine archetypes.
Lorrans fun and nurturing approach to bellydance combines ancient symbolism with various muses, to access new-world archetypes of womanhood.
Learn the sacred shapes of bellydance and their poetic gestures.
Enhance your senses for pleasure and perception.
Move all your body parts in playful and captivating ways.
Liberate your menstrual genie for balance and empowerment.
Connect to the Temptress, Mother, and Queen within you.
The Ballet Companion: A Dancer’s Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet
by Eliza Gaynor Minden
A New Classic for Today’s Dancer
The 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 as selecting a school, making the most of class, and studio etiquette
Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems
An illustrated guide through ballet class — warm-up, barre, and center floor
Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates
Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms
Along the way you’ll find technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history, and tips on everything from styling a ballet bun to stage makeup to performing the perfect pirouette.
Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet’s time-honored traditions and essential new information.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing The Harmonica, 2nd Edition
by Randy Weinstein and William Melton
The harmonica is one of the most basic and traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but precious few high-quality, comprehensive instructional books exist on how to learn to play the harmonica. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Playing the Harmonica is the classic (best-selling) book in the field. Now completely updated, with dozens of new songs and special professionally masters audio CD, it will exceed everyone’s expectations-from beginner to seasoned player alike.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Playing the Harmonica, Second Edition, includes more than 100 song texts, both traditional and original to this book, harmonica buying tips, and Interesting historical facts about famous players.
Trendy Bar & Nightclub Business Startup: How to Start, Run and Grow a Successful Bar & Tavern Business
by Michael Sanders
According to Statista, sales in the drinking sector in the United States have steadily grown since the mid-1990’s reaching 23.15 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. The sector includes bars, pubs, lounges, taverns, and nightclubs as well as other drinking places that primarily sell alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. The National Restaurant Association estimated that food and drink sales in U.S. bars and taverns would reach 19.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2016. This is a relatively small figure in comparison to the wider restaurant industry, for which food and drink sales were expected to rise to approximately 783 billion U.S. dollars during the same year.
As a smart and savvy business person, I am sure you can understand that we all want to be a part of an industry that shows growth and not declines. What better industries to be a part of than this? Especially when this sector has shown steady growth for a year over year for decades.
If you are not 100% convinced yet, here is little more of the truth from Investopedia.
The bar, tavern and nightclub industry in the United States is expected to have total revenues greater than $24 billion in 2015. Of the total sales, 42% is made up of beer, 31% is made up of distilled beverages, and the remaining 27% is made up of food and other sales. The average revenue per employee for a bar establishment is roughly $64, making it an attractive business for an entrepreneur.
I am sure, by now you would agree that getting into this line of business can be a great idea. But just because it is a great idea doesn’t mean everyone has to open one of these right? Well, true. But you have to also understand; not everyone is cut out to owning and operating such business establishments. It takes a certain type of personality and willingness to own and operate and see great success in this business.
Here is What I Show You in This book.
Who And Why Should You Open A Bar
Profitability Of A Bar Business
Six Ways To Find Money To Start Your Business
Knowing The Market And Setting A Trend
Naming Your Bar Or Club
Putting Together A Business Plan
Legal Side Of Your Bar Business
Incorporating Your Business
EIN, Bank Account & City, County & State Licenses
Liquor License (Application To Approval)
Commercial, BOP & Liquor Liability Insurance
How To Find An Existing Bar For Sale
How To Find A Suitable Location
Negotiating A Commercial Lease
Planning And Building A Bar
Signage, Menu, Décor & Furniture
Sound, Lighting & Music
Supplies & Equipment
Management & Employees
Managing Bar Inventory
How To Calculate Inventory Usage, Pour Cost
Drink Pricing, Profitability And POS
Accounting & Bookkeeping
Marketing & Promotion
How To Increase And Upsell Liquor
Additional Revenue Ideas
How to Use Music, Sound, and Vibration as Tools for Healing and Personal Transformation
by Barry Goldstein and Joe Dispenza
In The Secret Language of the Heart, award-winning producer and composer Barry Goldstein shares how every one of us—the musical and non-musical alike—can harness the power of music to treat alleviate specific illnesses, reverse negative mindsets and attitudes, dissolve creative blocks and improve overall health. Backed up by the latest scientific research on the benefits of sound, music, and vibration, this book offers practical, concrete instructions for healing that can be tailored to suit your individual preferences and needs, including how to:
Nurture your creativity, mindfulness, and productivity by creating customized playlists to suit your situation and mood. (Your favorite song of the moment is more important than you realize!)
Use musical stress blasters to ease challenging situationsin a pinch.
Find spaciousness(calmness) and peace and serenity with the Heart Song Breathing Process.
Chant to transform and elevate the heart and mind.
Goldstein presents step-by-step guidance—as well as dozens of song recommendations along the way—to help you create a new music routine that will heal, energize, and inspire. He also shares vivid stories of his own transformation through music, as well as the life-changing effects music has had on his clients.
Whether you want to alleviate stress, become more in tune with what you really want, activate your heart’s intelligence, or simply have your best day every day, using music and sound with intention is key—let this book show you the tools to build a simple musical practice that will transform your life.
Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance (Dance and Performance Studies Book 4)
by Hélène Neveu Kringelbach and Jonathan Skinner
Dance is more than an aesthetic of life – dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed for tourists in Mexico, Panama and Canada. Dance often captures those essential dimensions of social life that cannot be easily put into words. What are the flows and movements of dance carried by migrants and tourists? How is dance used to shape nationalist ideology? What are the connections between dance and ethnicity, gender, health, globalization and nationalism, capitalism and post-colonialism? Through innovative and wide-ranging case studies, the contributors explore the central role dance plays in culture as leisure commodity, cultural heritage, cultural aesthetic or cathartic social movement.
“[Stanley is] as clear-eyed about music as he is crazy in love with it.” —Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
A monumental work of musical history, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! traces the story of pop music through songs, bands, musical scenes, and styles from Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock around the Clock” (1954) to Beyoncé’s first megahit, “Crazy in Love” (2003). Bob Stanley—himself a musician, music critic, and fan—teases out the connections and tensions that animated the pop charts for decades, and ranges across the birth of rock, soul, R&B, punk, hip hop, indie, house, techno, and more. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century and a book as much fun to argue with as to quote.
The Ultimate Beginner’s Flexibility Stretching for Splits Guide – Safe & Easy Splits Exercises Guide to Stretch Painlessly (No Machines, Cables or Equipment Needed)
by Freddie Masterson and HMW Publishing
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Finally, achieve the splits without spending money on expensive leg stretching machines or cables! + BONUS stretching video tutorial included!
Finally, discover how to do the splits painlessly and without spending any money on expensive coaches, leg stretching machines or even on stretching cables! In this guide, you will learn simple routine exercises you can practice daily to stretch your muscle fibers to perform a complete suspended splits cold.
After performing the routines a few times you will immediately begin noticing a gain in flexibility and balance. These techniques are used by martial artists such as Kick Boxers, Karate and Taekwondo fighters, gymnast, dancers, cheerleaders and much more! Even people practicing yoga can also benefit from these muscle stretching routines to achieve the perfect splits.
Here’s just a preview of what you’ll soon learn…
Finally, learn how to do perfect splits and the exact step-by-step process to achieve it!
You’ll discover the best exercises, including illustrations, to show you how to stretch your muscle fibers.
You’ll know the SAFEST WAYS to stretch and avoid any injuries (this alone is priceless).
The MOST COMMON exercise mistakes and helpful tips all revealed to you!
You’ll get a comprehensive exercise routine to perform daily in order to achieve the splits.
And much, much more!
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Whether you want to participate in ballet or just watch it, the ballet experience can excite and inspire you. Ballet is among the most beautiful forms of expression ever devised: an exquisite mix of sight and sound, stunning, aesthetics, and awesome technique.
Ballet For Dummies is for anyone who wants to enjoy all that the dance forms offers – as an onlooker who wants to get a leg up on the forms you’re likely to see or as an exercise enthusiast who understands that the practice of ballet can help you gain
Better body alignment
Confidence in movement
Comfort through stress reduction
Infinite grace – for life
From covering the basics of classical ballet to sharing safe and sensible ways to try your hand (and toes) at moving through the actual dance steps, this expert reference shows you how to
Build your appreciation for ballet from the ground up.
Choose the best practice space and equipment.
Warm up to your leap into the movements.
Locate musical options for each exercise.
Look for certain lifts in a stage performance.
Tell a story with gestures.
Picture a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer.
Identify best-loved classic and contemporary ballets.
Speak the language of ballet.
Today you can find a ballet company in almost every major city on earth. Many companies have their own ballet schools – some for training future professionals, and others for interested amateurs. As you fine-tune your classical ballet technique – or even if you just like to read about it – you’ll become better equipped to fully appreciate the great choreography and many styles of the dance. Ballet For Dummies raises the curtain on a world of beauty, grace, poise, and possibility!
Social Dancing Guide for Bachata, Kizomba, Salsa, Zouk: Beginners Guide, Are You Ready for The Dance Floor? (SOCIAL DANCING GUIDE eBOOK Book 1)
by Sambou Kamissoko
Social dancing is an amazing way to relieve stress and be stay in shape, thus it is no surprise that we all love dancing. However, there are many who lack the necessary skill and confidence to execute perfect dance moves and they take dance classes, but just like learning something for the first time, taking your first dance class can be quite the challenge. This book aims to show you exactly what to expect in social dancing and how to get the most out of it, and soon you would be giving social dancing a try – if you are not already doing so.
For huge fans of partner dances like the Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba dances, this book contains vital information on them and is an excellent guide for beginners. Upon reading this book, you would receive the confidence and clarity you need to easily navigate through your dance classes, social dance nights and dance festivals
The acclaimed and wildly outlandish inside account of England’s most notorious music club, The Hacienda, from Peter Hook, the New York Times bestselling author of Unknown Pleasures and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order—a story of music, gangsters, drugs, and violence, available for the first time in the United States.
During the 1980s, The Hacienda would become one of the most famous venues in the history of clubbing—a celebrated cultural watershed alongside Studio 54, CBGBS, and The Whiskey—until its tragic demise.
Founded by New Order and Factory Records, The Hacienda hosted gigs by such legendary acts as the Stone Roses, the Smiths, Bauhaus, Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, and Happy Mondays; gave birth to the “Madchester” scene; became the cathedral for acid house; and laid the tracks for rave culture and today’s electronic dance music. But over the course of its fifteen-year run, “Madchester” descended into “Gunchester” as gangs, drugs, greed, and a hostile police force decimated the dream.
Told in Hook’s uproarious and uncompromising voice, The Hacienda is a funny, horrifying, and outlandish story of success, idealism, naïveté, and greed—of an incredible time and place that would change the face and sound of modern music.
The Hacienda includes 32 photographs in 16-page four-color insert.
Me, Salsa Dance? Yes!: The Guy’s Guide to Learning the basic salsa Dance Steps.
by Michael Hickman and Marcia Briscoe
This pocket guide aims to help you have fun on the salsa dance floor. It gives the beginner dancer, the one with this guide, a solid advantage to learning how to salsa dance and have success on the dance floor. By reading this guide and practicing these steps, you will find yourself steps ahead of guys without it. Also, when you buy this book, do this: read the Q & A section. It will answer many questions for you. Next dive in and read the section about the reluctant salsa dancer. After reading the book, I want you to make plans to have fun on the salsa dance floor.
Musicals are the most popular form of stage entertainment today, with the West End and Broadway dominated by numerous long-running hits. But for every Wicked or Phantom of the Opera, there are dozens of casualties that didn’t fare quite so well. In this book, Julian Woolford explores the musical-theatre canon to explain why and how some musicals work, why some don’t, and what you should (and shouldn’t) do if you’re thinking of writing your own.
Drawing on his experience as a successful writer and director of musicals, and as a lecturer in writing musicals at the University of London, Woolford outlines every step of the creative process, from hatching the initial idea and developing a structure for the work, through creating the book, the music and the lyrics, and on to the crucial process of rewriting. He then guides the reader through getting a musical produced, with invaluable advice about generating future productions and sustaining a career.
The book includes dozens of exercises to assist the novice writer in developing their craft, and detailed case studies of well-known musicals such as Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, Miss Saigon, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspel and Evita.
An essential guide for any writers (or would-be writers) of musicals, How Musicals Work is a fascinating insight for anyone interested in the art form or who has ever wondered what it takes to get from first idea to first night.
‘If anyone knows how musicals work (I’m not sure I do), this highly entertaining dissection of every aspect of that bewildering art form reveals that Julian Woolford does.’ Tim Rice
‘Excellent… a useful source of information’ The Stage
Making it Werk: A Dancer’s Guide to the Business of Professional Dance
by Michelle Loucadoux and Shelli Margheritis
In this start-to-finish guide to the business side of dance, professional dancer Michelle Loucadoux and world-renowned dance agent Shelli Margheritis offer invaluable tips and tricks of the trade from both sides of the audition table. From starting a career in dance through transitioning out of the business, this book discusses the details of training, finding representation, working on set, dance unions, networking, auditioning, branding, and creating a sustainable career as a professional dancer. This is an absolute must read for current or aspiring dance professionals working in any facet of the dance industry.
The Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums
by Brian Morton and Richard Cook
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world’s leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful – often wittily trenchant – criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans should have and shows how they tell the history of the music and with it the history of the twentieth century. He has completely revised his and Richard Cook’s entries and reassessed each artist’s entry for this book. The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike.
‘It’s the kind of book that you’ll yank off the shelf to look up a quick fact and still be reading two hours later’ Fortune
‘Part jazz history, part jazz Karma Sutra with Cook and Morton as the knowledgeable, urbane, wise and witty guides … This is one of the great books of recorded jazz; the other guides don’t come close’ Irish Times
A Parent’s Guide to Dance Education
by Anna Paskevska and Maureen Janson
In Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent’s Guide to Dance Education, authors Anna Paskevska and Maureen Janson comprehensively present the realities that parents can anticipate during their child’s training and/or career in ballet. It can be daunting and confusing when parents discover their child’s desire to dance. Parental guidance and education about dance study typically comes from trial by fire. This book expertly guides the parental decision-making process by weaving practical advice together with useful information about dance history and the author’s own memoir.
From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, parents of prospective dancers are lead through a series of considerations, and encouraged to think carefully and to make wise decisions. Written primarily as a guide book for parents, it is just as useful for teachers, and this exemplary document would do well to have a place on the bookshelf in every dance studio waiting room. Not only can dance parents learn from this informative text, but dance teachers can be nudged toward a greater understanding and anticipation of parents needs and questions.
Getting Started in Ballet fills a gap, conveniently under one cover, welcoming parents to regard every aspect of their child’s possible future in dance. Without this book, there would be little documentation of the parenting aspect of dance. Dance is unlike any other training or field and knowing how to guide a young dancer can make or break them as a dancer or dance lover.
There are many things in life we can do to show emotions and let others know how we feel. Some people sing, some people write poetry and prose, some retreat within themselves and hold it all inside. Others dance. Dance has for centuries been a way to express a wide range of emotions. It is an excellent outlet for the emotions that at times our minds simply cannot process. Dancing is a method in which you can work through those emotions and to some degree move on with your life in spite of emotional upheaval.
Believe it or not, many people believe that belly dancing (or Oriental Dance) brings not only emotional healing but also physical healing for some conditions. Dance is well known as a form of exercise but belly dancing is a type of dancing that is body friendly. This means that you do not need to be in the best of physical shape to enter into this sort of dancing. You will not have to worry about stress on your joints due to high impact moves that other forms of dance require. You should also note that the movements in oriental dance these moves are smooth and natural.
The Woman’s Guide To Building Self-Esteem, Feeling Good, And Getting In Shape With Belly Dance
by Leandra J. Kalsy
Will you become the woman on the block who Belly Dances and surprises everyone?
This guide not only demystifies this sultry dance for you, the everyday woman, so that you can incorporate Belly Dance in an effortless and uncomplicated way into your life within a relatively short period of time, but it also shows you exactly:
*How to begin belly dancing right where you are with no need for any classes or elaborate, expensive resources to begin with. Only the very modest of resources are needed, most of which never require you to even step outside your doorstep.
*How this dance will allow you to focus on your most challenging areas as a woman like the stomach, hips and pelvic areas. At the same time, you will exert less physical effort as you move your body, since more than any other dance or exercise form, belly dance best fits the way your body moves and accentuates your best features.
*How to face any perceived hang-ups getting in the way of you getting started and come to understand and feel the soulful connection women naturally have to the dance.
Belly Dance is truly a wonderful, fun form of movement for women of all ages! In addition, when it comes to building self esteem and engaging in enjoyable exercise and fitness, dance is one of the best tools available to women. There are many dances out there to choose from , but belly dance is probably best tailored to women, and one of the best activities for self-esteem in women.
You may not believe it for yourself, but really anyone can learn to belly dance. As you acquire Belly Dance skills and build self-confidence in your abilities, your life will truly be transformed.
ACK in the late nineties when I was a full-time dance student, I had an idea
for a dance work about telephones. These were the last halcyon days of the
landline, and, while mobile phone calls were still relatively expensive, there
was already a sense that we were on the cusp of a telephonic revolution.
Just days later, a group of us were discussing the upcoming auditions for our school’s
annual season of student choreography when my friend Michelle Fossa said, “I’d like to
do a piece about telephones.” My head jerked up and I blurted out, “But I want to do a
piece about telephones.” There was a moment of tension and then Michelle said
hesitantly, “Perhaps we could do it together?”
Thus began a choreographic collaboration that would prove one of the most rewarding
experiences of my dance degree. Michelle and I shared a similar sense of humour and
loved building on each other’s ideas to extract maximum comedic value. We also
complemented one another – I enjoyed
constructing scenarios, while Michelle’s
strength was creating detailed and
quirky movement. Two minds proved
better than one; challenges were jointly
brainstormed. When our piece, Moshi Moshi, was
described as “the highlight of the [students works]
program” in The West Australian newspaper, our
delight was all the sweeter for being shared.
Interviewing artistic duos for our new “Great
Collaborations” feature, I remembered the joy of
that artistic spark, of sharing a vision, of that jigsaw-like meeting of strengths. While
Michelle and I were just students, and the choreographers I have interviewed are
highly regarded professionals, talking to them brought back that incredible feeling of
finding an artistic soul-mate.
It feels timely, too, to reflect on this memory as we present our 2017 Full-Time Studies
Guide. The process of developing a concept, selecting a cast, creating and rehearsing a work,
offering the work-in-progress for audition and, finally, presenting the completed work to the
public was a crucial stepping stone into professional life. It taught me skills in creating, teaching
and refining work that I use again and again as an editor, writer and teacher. That is what
full-time training is all about – bridging the gap between schooling and the profession.
The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart
by Deline Bruser and Yehudi Menuhin
This landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Acclaimed pianist and teacher Madeline Bruser combines physiological and meditative principles to help musicians release physical and mental tension and unleash their innate musical talent. She offers practical techniques for cultivating free and natural movement, a keen enjoyment of sounds and sensations, a clear and relaxed mind, and an open heart and she explains how to
Prepare the body and mind to practice with ease
Understand the effect of posture on flexibility and expressiveness
Make efficient use of the hands and arms
Employ listening techniques to improve coordination
Increase the range of color and dynamics by using less effort
Cultivate rhythmic vitality
Perform with confidence, warmth, and freedom
Photographs show essential points of posture and movement for a variety of instruments.
The Complete Guide to Primary Dance
by Lyn Paine and National Dance Teachers Association
If you think you lack the necessary training for teaching dance in the primary classroom and are searching for resources to support teaching and learning, look no further. Through Complete Guide to Primary Dance, you’ll gain the insight, expertise and confidence to teach dance to children from reception to year 6.
Regardless of your experience, this book and accompanying web resource will enable you to plan and deliver age-appropriate learning experiences for your children. Complete Guide to Primary Dance offers
• a wealth of practical and creative ideas that you can use in your teaching, whether you are new to teaching, have little dance experience or are a dance specialist;
• a scheme of 22 units of work for teaching children from reception to year 6; and
• a companion web resource that includes a bank of photos, video clips, warm-ups and written resources to assist you in your teaching.
You can download and print the photographs from the web resource to demonstrate and inspire good practice. The video clips show progression in learning through bite-sized steps that will help you guide the children to create and perform dances in real time.
In addition, you can view two complete class dances and a number of dance phrases on the video clips to use with your classes. These photographs and clips supplement the written resources on the web, which include stories, a poem, word banks, warm ups and complete units of work along with a template that can be used for designing your own unit of work.
Complete Guide to Primary Dance draws on and is complementary to the National Dance Teachers Association partnerships with Youth Dance England, Dance UK, the Association for Physical Education and Youth Sports Trust. Teaching points are aligned with each task, helping you to know what to look for, what to emphasise, how to develop the movement material and how to challenge the children appropriately.
Written by Lyn Paine, a highly regarded teacher trainer and author of many dance resources, Complete Guide to Primary Dance is the definitive dance resource that is based on current best practices in schools. In addition to dance subject knowledge for teaching, you’ll find the chapters on managing learning and assessing most helpful. Together, this book and web resource present a clear vision for dance education and its potential to develop children and young people’s well-being and enhance their lives.
Happy Tango: Sallycat’s Guide to Dancing in Buenos Aires 2nd Edition
by Sally Blake
Every tango dancer longs to go to Buenos Aires, but negotiating the complexities, traditions and practicalities of the world centre of tango can be daunting. This essential guide lets you in on everything you need to know, including: 11 rules for discovering the best of Buenos Aires tango; an A to Z of indispensable advice to help you fit in fast; and a simple method for choosing where to dance first. Sallycat followed her own tango heart to Buenos Aires in 2007 and stayed to dance on; Happy Tango distils all her adventures on the city’s dance floors into an honest and inspirational book-shaped friend. If you’re dreaming of tango heaven in Argentina, why go it alone? Travel with Sallycat, and take the journey that’s right for you.
Happy Tango: Sallycat’s Guide to Dancing in Buenos Aires was first published in paperback in the summer of 2010. It received excellent reviews and has helped tango dancers from all over the world to more confidently and successfully tackle their Buenos Aires tango travels. Be ‘in the know’ before you travel with this 2nd edition of Happy Tango, first published in paperback 30 November 2012.
So, Do You Think You Can Dance ?: A Journey and Guide Through The Life and Career of a Professional Ballroom Dancer
by Ty Julian and Stephen Knox
Want to become a professional ballroom dancer? Not everyone makes it big in this industry where competition is fierce. Even the most talented dancers often fail to make a name in the professional world simply because they lack the correct approach. Rising author Yana Blinova addresses these issues and shows the right path to aspiring ballroom dancers in her latest book “So, Do You Think You Can Dance?”. Being a professional ballroom dancer herself, Yana is intimately familiar with the ups, downs and intricacies of this industry. She knows what it takes to achieve that ultimate goal and what all are at stake. Order your copy and discover the secret to success!
Skillfully planned and beautifully narrated, “So, Do You Think You Can Dance?” comprises of various chapters that outline the different stages of ballroom dancing. By making this book expansive and all-inclusive, the author intends to give you a look into the life of a professional ballroom dancer. By learning from her stories and experiences, a type of celebrity memoirs, you can enrich your learning process. After reading this book, you will learn that dancing is not all glamour and glitz. You will have to put in a lot of effort and make sacrifices to make a career out of your passion.
Author Yana Blinova delves into different aspects such as finding the right dance partner, locating the best sponsorship opportunities, understanding dance politics, gender studies and much more in her book. Through her work, a reader is able to grasp the roles of women in the dance world and what’s required for the general stereotypes to shift and cause a gender transformation. She also gives tips on how you can make an income as a dancer, how to overcome hurdles and setbacks, and when you should retire. Being a professional dancer from the dance shows we all know and love, such as Dancing With the Stars, you will also have a glimpse into the exciting tours that professional dancers get to experience. All in all, “So, Do You Think You Can Dance?” is meant to prepare you for the life you have always dreamed of, and author Yana Blinova intends to guide you. Order this book to begin that thrilling journey!
The Essential Guide to Jazz Dance
by Dollie Henry and Paul Jenkins
Jazz dance and its inherent music is recognized as one of the original and most potent art forms of the last two centuries. From its African roots to our present-day global dance community, the jazz idiom has afforded a cross-fertilization with all other artistic, cultural and social representations within the arts industry, providing an accessible dance platform for dancers, teachers and creatives to enjoy both recreationally and professionally. The Essential Guide to Jazz Dance offers a practical and uncomplicated overview to the multi-layered history, practices and development of jazz dance as a creative and artistic dance form. It covers the incredible history and lineage of jazz dance; the innovators, choreographers and dance creatives of the genre; specifics of jazz aesthetic, steps and styles; a detailed breakdown of a practical jazz dance warm-up and technical exercises; creative frameworks to support development of jazz dance expression and aesthetic; performance and improvisation; jazz music and musical interpretation, and finally, choreographing and creating jazz works. With over 230 colour photos and a wealth of tips and advice, this new book will be an ideal reading companion for dancers of all abilities, dance teachers, choreographers as well as all jazz dance enthusiasts.
The proven five-step formula for total DJing success
by Phil Morse
If you want to know how it feels to be the DJ, to share the music you love with other people, to receive the adulation of packed dancefloors night after night, this book will show you exactly what to do to get there.
Whether you’re brand-new to this, a DJ who wants to finally break out of the bedroom, or you just want to improve your game, the five-step formula in Rock The Dancefloor! will help you to become a truly great DJ.
This clear and practical guide will enable you to:
Understand modern DJ gear, in order to avoid expensive mistakes
Assemble the best music collection, so you can fill any dancefloor
Quickly master all the techniques, so your DJ mixes sound amazing
Perform like a pro at any type of gig: parties, bars, night clubs…
Promote yourself effectively, for more and better paid bookings
Phil Morse is a DJ who has played around the world, including at the famous Privilege in Ibiza, the world’s largest night club. He is the founder of Digital DJ Tips, a website and online DJ school that has taught over 13,000 DJs in 50 countries since 2010.
A Study Guide for Charles Simic’s ” Classic Ballroom Dances ” (Poetry for Students)
by Cengage Learning Gale
A Study Guide for Charles Simic’s “Classic Ballroom Dances,” excerpted from Gale’s acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
A Guide for Couples to Think Beyond Their Wedding Day
by Susan McKeown
Did you want your marriage to last a lifetime? In Beyond the First Dance, the author encourages couples to look closely at the habits they establish in the early years of their relationship. These are the dance steps that will prevent a couple from repeatedly stepping on each other’s toes and help them stay in sync. The early years of “The Tango” will morph into “Line Dancing,” as a couple settles into everyday life. Learning to face the challenges that many married couples experience is what builds a lasting partnership and emotional intimacy. This guide can help couples discover their own dance, to ensure they will be there for ” The Waltz.”
Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class Kindle Edition
by Abby Lee Miller
Ultimate “Tiger Mom” Abby Lee Miller—the passionate, unapologetically outspoken, tough-as-nails star of Lifetime’s phenomenal hit Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition—offers inspirational, tough love guidance for parents who want to help their children succeed and for readers of all ages striving to become the best they can be.
If you want to help your kid reach the top, you can find no better coach than Abby Lee Miller. While some may criticize her methods, no one argues with her results. Her kids excel, her teams win, and her alumni go on to Broadway careers.
Organized by “Abbyisms,” her unique and effective philosophies on hard work, competition, and life, this straight-talking guide provides clear and proven advice for achieving success, from figuring out your child’s passion to laying the groundwork for an exciting future career. Abby answers tough questions from real moms, shares all the stories fans want to hear, and includes vignettes from shining alums who give their take on her unique approach and how it helped them make their dreams come true.
Growing a Great Dancer Without Losing Your Mind
by Malena Lott and Jill Martin
Two dance moms. One crazy dance world. A humorous and helpful guidebook for parents of dancers, written by two dance moms who have not only “been there,” but “are there!” Lott and Martin talked to dance moms across the country, dance professors, a psychologist, and instructors, to bring the stage lights directly on the difficulties and joys of raising a dancer and helping them be successful. Is it anything like reality TV? —the role of a dance mom —the healthy dancer —the leap from dancer to team or company dancer —time and financial investment —improving communication —dance manners —camps, conventions and competitions —dance statistics —dealing with mistakes —how to make dance fun for moms Dance moms with dancers of all ages and stages will find useful information to help on the journey from dance class to stage star.
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 safely
Specifically 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 Scherb—a physical therapist who specializes in the care, treatment, and education of circus performers—explains the anatomical rationale for progressions of learning and demonstrates simple movements to achieve the coordination, muscular control, strength, and fitness to hang with correct form, how to progress from hanging into a pull up, an inversion, and beyond with a strong center, precise muscle sequencing, and ease of movement.
Aerialists will learn how bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues allow for specific movements and gain an appreciation for concepts of proximal stability.
This full-color illustrated guide lays a solid foundation for beginners and advanced students with a wealth of insights into their own performance as well as refreshers on fundamentals in warm ups and conditioning. It explains how to structure a training session, how to care for injuries, and best practices for basic self first aid.
A Fun, Practical Guide to Learning and Performing Modern Indian-Style Dance
by A. R. Areu
A sea of beautifully dressed men and women take the stage – the men tall and handsome in their tunics and the women beautiful and glittering in their beaded clothes. The music starts and their bodies spring into action: shaking, whirling, twisting and telling a story, most likely a love story…
Bollywood dance has evolved into an exciting, stand-alone performance style of modern Indian dance – both within and outside of India, and among people who may or may not claim Indian heritage.
With this unique handbook “How to Bollywood Dance: A Fun, Practical Guide to Learning and Performing Modern Indian-Style Dance”, A. R. Areu will get you dancing in no time.
Inside you’ll discover things like: what makes Bollywood so fun and unique, the best ways to learn Bollywood dance, how to do 20 different Bollywood dance steps and positions, the essential elements for choreographing and performing a Bollywood dance, tips on lip syncing, how to keep advancing in your dance practice, as well as a primer on Bollywood culture and music!
Pants Off / Dance Off: A Gentleman’s Guide
by Rachel Zake
Sick of sitting alone on Saturday night? Not sure what you’re doing wrong? Think your friends are well-meaning but have absolutely no clue how to help you? (Or conversely, are you sick of advising that one friend on how to succeed?) Pants Off/Dance Off: A Gentleman’s Guide is here to help you overcome all of these seemingly insurmountable problems (and potentially get those pants off, but you know, in a gentlemanly way). Written from the female perspective, this is a guide meant to amuse, assist and ultimately allow you to see inside the world of women, a perspective you may not have had otherwise. Read of others’ failings, learn how to do it better, and gain insight on how to create the best online dating profile in this quick read broken up by short stories of bad dates incurred and retold for your perusal!
AM a dancer”. How those words ring with passion and pride! They are the
summation of hard-won hopes and dreams, proof of your special gifts. They
hint at exoticism, at glamour – of your being a little different, distinctive, from
the rest. They define your special place in the world, they are the definition of
your very self. It is a phrase not many can genuinely claim as their own.
“I am a dancer”. We often speak of how dance is inseparable from our identity.
But if that is the case, what happens when you can’t be a dancer?
Think of it this way: Yes, you are a dancer, but you are also a thinker, creator,
son or daughter, a friend, you have a brain and a heart, you are a multi-faceted
human being with a thousand and one potentialities. You are a dancer, but that is
just one part of who you are.
I once heard a wise person say: “This is what I do, it is not what I am.”
Those words can be hard to accept. Being a dancer is so all-consuming. For most
of Dance Australia’s readers, being a dancer means the exhilaration of performing.
But there are many other ways you can still be involved with dance, when you, for
whatever reason, aren’t dancing.
Thinking of dance as “what you do” rather than “what you are” makes you step
outside yourself, where before you were immersed within yourself. It helps you see
those other parts of your being that are perhaps unformed, untapped, that being a
dancer led you to ignore. You may find yourself to be a more complex, multiskilled
individual then you had ever suspected.
Thinking of dance as something you do, rather than what you are, can open your
eyes to all the aspects that go into doing it, and making it possible for dance to be