Gotta Ballroom is your guide to dancing the waltz, tango, foxtrot, and Viennese waltz. Master instructors and professional dancers Christine Zona and Chris George describe and demonstrate every movement, providing you with the skills you need to glide across the dance floor like a pro.
Including a 64-minute DVD, Gotta Ballroom provides specific instruction for social success with the four most popular American style ballroom dances. This one-of-a-kind package breaks down both leader and follower roles to show basic footwork, body positioning, timing, styling, transitions.
With an interactive and structured approach, Gotta Ballroom will soon have you spontaneously moving with a partner and with the music. It provides the tools you will use every day (and night) as you immerse yourself in the experience, pleasure, and grace of American style ballroom dance.
Table of Contents
Part I Getting Into Ballroom Dancing
Chapter 1 The Changing Face of Ballroom Dance
Chapter 2 Dancing as a Hobby
Chapter 3 Connecting Music and Dance
Part II Learning Ballroom Dancing
Chapter 4 Posture and Movement
Chapter 5 Two People Dancing as One
Chapter 6 American Style Waltz
Chapter 7 American Style Tango
Chapter 8 American Style Foxtrot
Chapter 9 American Style Viennese Waltz
Part III Ballroom Dancing on Your Own
Chapter 10 Surviving the Social Dance Floor
Chapter 11 Taking Your Dancing to the Next Level
“The advice to newcomers of ballroom dancing is both comprehensive and helpful. A good read for experts and beginners alike."
Director of External Affairs for USA Dance