Dance is gaining recognition as a way for everyone to improve and maintain their physical health, as well as a sense of well-being. The Dance Manual gives you a chance to try out some dance styles at home and to find one, or several, that you can enjoy. It s an easy-to-follow guide full of colour photos and clear instructions, supported by online videos to get you started. It takes you through simple tasks and sequences, helping you to master the basics and leads you on to more challenging steps.
It also covers the important things such as what to wear and what to expect from a typical dance class in each of the ten different styles; ballet, belly dancing, burlesque, Bollywood, flamenco, American line dancing, jazz, tango, tap and waltz. The Dance Manual includes: The history and essence of the dance styles - The dress codes and the reasons behind these - The fitness level required and the particular health benefits - Suggestions for music that you can use Introductory tasks for each of the dance styles - Basic moves/steps joined into a simple routine - Additions to make the routine harder - Ideas for adapting dance styles for people who need to sit on a chair