ERIC Number: ED480868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Dance Book, 2001: A Glossary for Coupledancers. A Couple's Guide to Dancing. Second Edition.
Nelson, Thomas L.
This book, recognized as a most complete and accurate dictionary-glossary-encyclopedia-thesaurus on dancing-with-a-partner, defines and enumerates names, words, and terms with their relation to coupledancing, offering data and suggestions for making coupledancing easier, more graceful, and fun. It targets couples who dance together in any mode, fashion, or style, covering most past and present coupledances and providing an alphabetized catalog of dance steps. The book is a compilation of the opinions of many expert coupledancers, reporting how various steps are (or were) actually danced rather than how they should be danced. It begins with key coupledance definitions and terminology, provides a classification of coupledance words used in the book, classifies some current coupledances (modern and Latin), and then presents the glossary of terms. An electronic version of the book is available. (Contains 80 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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