The MAMBO originated in Cuba, like so many of the Latin American styles. It isfast and spicy with strong movement and expression through the body. It is usually danced to 4/4 timed music with strong accents on the back beat. Strictly MAMBO is perfect for anyone wanting to learn to dance.This NEW DVD DANCE SERIES makes Ballroom dancing accessible toeveryone, whether you want to learn the basics before committing to classes, orperhaps you want to brush up on technique. Maybe you just want to add a newdance style to your repertoire. This DVD is the essential tool, enabling you to viewthe finest details in slow motion, from multiple angles - unique to this DVD series.WORLD CLASS Ballroom Champions provide exciting lessons presented witheasy, clear instructions, guiding you through this dance teaching disc.Packed with many extras, this DVD includes: 5.1 Dolby Surround Music, slo-mo,6 Camera Angles, stylised and produced in high quality Digital Widescreen.All choreographed especially for you to be able to practice in the comfort of yourown home. This box set also includes a collection of some of the best knownMAMBO music in the world on an additional FREE Music CD Album.Special Features:FREE Music CD Album
In the early days of swing dancing, Frankie Manning stood out for his moves and innovative routines; he introduced the air step in the Lindy hop, a dance that took the US and then the world by storm. In this fascinating autobiography, choreographer and Tony Award winner (Black and Blue) Manning recalls how his first years of dancing as a teenager at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom led to his becoming chief choreographer and a lead dancer for Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, a group that appeared on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on stages around the globe. Manning brings the swing era vividly back to life with his recollections of the crowded ballrooms and of Lindy hoppers trying to outdo each other in spectacular performances.Published by Temple University Press."This vivid memoir by one of swing dancing's innovators and stars is a must for lovers of dance, jazz and African-American history." - Publishers Weekly"Sit down with the book and you will feel you've sat down with Frankie in person to hear the wonderful story of his life." - Swing Dancer Magazine"Essential reading for anyone interested in this rich period in the development of America's indigenous dance and music." - Dance Magazine 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derrick E. Hardin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102827/bk_acx0_102827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally published in 1932, this is a wonderfully detailed guide to ballroom dancing by the then reigning world champion dancer. The book covers everything that is essential in connection with ballroom dancing, from a detailed description of the standardised figures down to the finer points which proclaim the expert dancer. It is a book that will make its appeal both to the novice and to the experienced or professional performer. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include A Complete Syllabus for a Ballroom Examination General Knowledge Questions and Answers The Slow Foxtrot The Waltz The Quick Step The Tango Charts Giving a Complete Description of Every Standing Figure