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Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing & Promoting Your Moves
Watching a flashy music video or an episode of So You Think You Can Dance probably makes most people a little shy about their dancing skills, but we all know how to dance. After all, dance is just a mash up of everyday movement and imagination. And while a musician might learn how to play piano or guitar, a dancer’s instrument is her own body. We just need to explore the u ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Owlkids Books
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This is a how-to book for elementary readers. There are 96 pages in the book. The book starts off by explaining what dance is and why we do it. Before giving out helpful tips, the author also reminds the reader that improvement requires a lot of practices. The second half of the book is very detailed about how to start up and manage your own dance. The text is aided by the pictures. And it is definitely an encouraging and helpful piece for those who are shy to dance and need the guts to perform ...more
Ann-Marie Williams is the director of the Movement Lab, a Toronto dance school for kids. She holds an MA in Dance, a BFA in Theater-Dance, and is also a fully certified ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. She has over a decade of teaching experience in a variety of settings from university dance programs to parks and recreation classes, and is a frequent contributor to The Dance Curren ...more
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