5 Books Every Dance Teacher Should Own

5 Books Every Dance Teacher Should Own

American Dance: The Complete Illustrated Historyby Margaret FuhrerVoyageur Press; 288 pages; $45Legendary dancers and choreographers like Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Martha Graham jump off the pages of this beautiful coffee-table book on the history of...

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson Biography Returns to Print

Initially released in 1988, Mr. Bojangles: The Biography of Bill Robinson was well-reviewed but fell out of print, relegated to collectors’ shelves. Now, the full-length biography of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson has been re-released, and teachers and dance history buffs...

Music Fundamentals for Dance

by Nola Nolen Holland Human Kinetics, 2013 e-book $22, paperback $39 Several textbooks have been written for beginner music theory students, but very few are tailored specifically to dancers. In Music Fundamentals for Dance (123 pages), author Nola Holland, assistant...

Pilates Anatomy

Pilates Anatomy: Your illustrated guide to mat work for core stability and balance By Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger Human Kinetics, 2011 204 pages Ideal for a Pilates instructor or general practitioner, Pilates Anatomy is an informative and comprehensive guide...

Underground Dance Masters

Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era By Thomas Guzman-Sanchez Praeger, 2012 169 pages, $48 From the soul and funk boogaloos, to rocking, popping and power moves, Underground Dance Masters explores the evolving styles and movements that dance...

Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday

Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday By Jordan Matter Workman Publishing, 2012 231 pages One thing dancers love more than watching dance is watching dancers do ordinary things—in a dancerly fashion, of course. Which is exactly what you get in the...

Starting Your Career as a Dancer

Starting Your Career as a Dancer By Mande Dagenais Allworth Press, 2012 304 pages When your 17-year-old star student tells you that she’s leaving for Los Angeles to start her career, make sure this guide gets packed in her suitcase. Though written for all dancers, the...

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition Eric Franklin Human Kinetics, 2012 429 pages If the purpose of proper alignment is to promote a healthy and efficient way of moving, it only makes sense to improve one’s alignment through movement, rather than static...

Summer Dance

Summer Dance By Lynn Swanson CreateSpace, 2011 260 pages When 13-year-old Sara Sutherland lands a dream spot at the prestigious Lakewood Dance Camp, she knows it’s time to work. Her parents can only afford to send her for one year, and she must win a scholarship for...

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