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Complete Idiot's Guide to Ballroom Dancing

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Ballroom dancing is back! And now anyone can move like a pro. DVD included! In addition to the step-by-step photos, footwork illustrations, and instruction covering all the common ballroom dances, this new edition of the bestselling Complete Idiot's Guide to Ballroom Dancing includes a 90-minute instructional DVD featuring award-winning dancer and dance instructor Jeff All ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Not Avail
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Gene Wiggins
I purchase this book before my wedding to learn some additional dance steps. Unfortunately, I did not look inside before purchasing. I couldn't find a worse book. Most dance steps are written addressing only the lead partner and foot placement was difficult to determine. Enrolled in dance studio instead. If you really need to learn dance steps, either take a course or purchase an audio course with clear audio cues.
Bill Lalonde
The sections on history of dance and dance form were interesting, but the figures for the various dances were incomplete, vague, and scarcely illustrated. For example, the section on the box step underhand turn in the waltz only included directions for the feet; nothing about direction facing, or what to do with the arms to accomplish the actual turn. To fill in the gaps, I'd recommend checking online, for example at:

Which has PDFs featuring much more usef
Jeff allen is an amateur, or at least dances like one. i cant believe people with as little skills as him put out such junk. his posture needs improvement, he is flat footed, has no latin rhythm, just moves his hips around a little. He gives professional dance instructors a bad name. He will do well dancing in sunday brunches with 80 year old ladies. just goes to show you that just about anyone can publish a book and put out dance videos. If you want to dance like an idiot, buy the complete idio ...more
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Jeff Allen is a columnist for Dancing USA magazine and the author of four books on social and ballroom dancing. He holds Membership credentials with the North American Dance Teachers Association, Inc., and the Pan American Teachers Association.

After competing in national and international competitions and winning the Gold closed level at the North American Championships, Jeff turned professional
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