Modern Ballroom Dancing, first published in 1944 and here reprinted for the first time, is the most detailed analysis of ballroom technique ever. In nearly 600 pages of text and 310 foot-pattern diagrams, Henry Jacques codifies the major ballroom dance steps of the 1930s and 40s - the Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Tango - with levels from the absolute beginner to the professional teacher, and covering both basic steps and standardised variations. Jacques was one of the most famous and accomplished ballroom dancers of the 1930s: three times undefeated British Professional Ballroom Champion, and Fellow, Examiner, and Member of the Executive Council of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
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
(1963/Polydor) Original 4track EP 21 621 EPH STRICT TEMPO DANCING Side A: IF I LOVED YOU (Rodgers) TWO IN A BIG CITY (Kollo) (Zwei in einer grossen Stadt) Side B: STRANGER ON THE SHORE (Bilk) LOVE IS HERE TO STAY (Gershwin) MAX GREGER´S DANCE ORCHESTRA SLOW FOXTROT The Slow Foxtrot is not only the most beautiful of all ballroom dances with its gliding, elegant steps, but also the most difficult to dance. In order to perform it properly it is necessary to have a lot of room on the dance floor — something that is hard to come by in these days of crowded ballrooms. The stance for the Slow Foxtrot is — as in the other so-called ´´English´´ dances, the Waltz and the Quickstep — erect with the shoulders completely relaxed. The main characteristic of Slow Foxtrot music is the fluidity that ´´carries´´ the dancers so that their steps flow effortlessly and one figure merges into the next without any rough edges. SLOW FOXTROT This Long Play Microgroove Record can be played only on 45 RPM instruments with a cartridge with microsaphire which puts a pressure of about 8-10 grammes on the record or with a special stereo cartridge of 5-6 grammes. — Printed in Germany —
IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO––BUT ONLY ONE TO MURDER Discovering she has two left feet isn’t the biggest problem for Laurel McKay when she agrees to learn a foxtrot routine for her best friend’s Lake Tahoe wedding. Stumbling over the lifeless body of a sexy Russian dance star with her broken shoe heel stuffed in his mouth… is far worse. Almost as bad as running into the hunky detective she dated briefly before he disappeared from her life. When another death occurs on the ballroom floor, Laurel finds herself waltzing her way into the dark secrets of the Golden Hills Dance Studio. Navigating kids, career, wedding planning and murder requires some fancy footwork. Can Laurel tango with a killer and stay alive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pilar Uribe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016937/bk_acx0_016937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(1963/Polydor) Original 4track EP 21 624 EPH STRICT TEMPO DANCING Side A: ANYTHING GOES (Porter) THE STARS SHINE BRIGHTLY (Leux) (Es leuchten die Sterne) Side B: FROGGY (Hoffmann) I WON´T DANCE (Kern) MAX GREGER´S DANCE ORCHESTRA QUICKSTEP The Quickstep really lives up to its name, for all the steps are really quick and demand.a great deal of skill and phy-sical stamina to be performed well. Body control is of parti-cular importance in the Quickstep because without enough of it this quicksilver-like dance can easily develop into something that could be more closely associated with St. Vitus than with the ballroom. The Quickstep is usually the last dance to be performed at a competition comprising of the four standard dances, Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango and Quickstep, and it is really exciting to watch the elegant couples fling all their ability into this dance and, to the encouraging applause of the spectators, bring the contest to a thrilling climax. QUICKSTEP This Long Play Microgroove Record can be played only on 45 RPM instruments with a cartridge with microsaphire which puts a pressure of about 8-10 grammes on the record or with a special stereo cartridge of 5-6 grammes. — Printed in Germany —
(1963/Polydor) Original 4track EP 21 620 EPH STRICT TEMPO DANCING Side A: MOON RIVER (Mancini) SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME (Churchill) Side B: NOCHE DE ESTRELLAS (Malando) PLEGARIA (Bianco) MAX GREGER´S DANCE ORCHESTRA WALTZ and TANGO The Waltz is, by popular vote, one of the most beautiful ballroom dances in existance, and there is surely no one even in this day and age of the Twist and the Madison who does not get a lot of pleasure out of dancing it. Properly played — as in these two recordings by Max Greger´s Dance Orchestra — the graceful swinging movement of the Waltz has a pleasantly soothing atmosphere that is very welcome among the many dances in two- and four-four time The Tango is a dance with a lot of temperament. Gone are the days of the ´´tender´´ Tango shrouded in dim lights and silk fringes ... a reputation, incidentally, against which the Tango sometimes still has to fight nowadays. However, the presentday Tango has a harder, more accented beat and has become much more virile. Unfortunately, many people think of the Tango also as a very difficult dance. True, it is by no means easy to dance convincingly, but the basic steps are not more difficult than, say, those of the Quickstep or Slow Foxtrot. WALTZ & TANGO This Long Play Microgroove Record can be played only on 45 RPM instruments with a cartridge with microsaphire which puts a pressure of about 8-10 grammes on the record or with a special stereo cartridge of 5-6 grammes. — Printed in Germany —