The Ballroom Class

Author: Lucy Dillon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444712438

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 811


For the millions addicted to Strictly Come Dancing - a debut tapping into the world's latest craze. When three couples join a new ballroom class, they're all looking for some magic in their lives. Lauren and Chris are getting married, and Lauren's dreaming of a fairytale wedding with a first dance to make Cinderella proud. Not wanting to be shown up on the dancefloor, her parents Bridget and Frank have come along too. They normally never put a foot wrong, but Bridget's got a secret that could trip them up unexpectedly. Meanwhile Katie and Ross are looking for a quick-fix solution to their failing marriage even though neither is quite sure who's leading who anymore. As friendships form over the foxtrot, the rumba rocks relationships, and the tango leads to true love, all the students in the Ballroom Class are about to face the music and dance...

Teacher's Manual Of Ballroom Dancing

Author: Norman Dorothy

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447484398

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 8455


This early work by dance instructor Dorothy Norman Cropper is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the fundamentals of ballroom dancing and body mechanics but also outlines other aspects of the art such as etiquette and organising classes. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the techniques of ballroom dancing and its various styles. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

An Ordinary Life

In Extraordinary Times

Author: H. Eugene Kessler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465378626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 5078


This book is about the three phases of the life of Herman Eugene Kessler Jr.: military officer, computer administrator, and educator. Born in Manhattan, New York, my mother was Annah Noering, and my father was Herman Eugene Kessler. I grew up in Brooklyn and, in 1940, received a scholarship from Harvard College. I was graduated in June 1943 summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Commissioned a second lieutenant in November 1943, I fought in Italy and received two battle stars. On February 1, 1949, I was married to Mary Clarkson Boykin. We had two children and are still together after more than sixty years. I was graduated from Harvard Business School in 1950 with High Distinction having been selected as a Baker Scholar (HBS Honor Society). During my military career, I was graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. I commanded field artillery units in Italy, Korea, Germany, and the United States and served as a staff officer at field army, theater army, department of the army, and joint staff levels. I retired on July 1, 1970 as a permanent regular army colonel. After retiring, I became assistant director of the Test Development Division, Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1971, Henry Chauncey, retiring president of ETS, asked me to come with him as the vice president and treasurer of EDUCOM, a consortium of colleges concerned with computing in higher education. In 1980, we moved to Chapel Hill, and I became an adjunct professor of business administration in the University of North Carolina. In 1988, we moved to Camden, and I retired for the last time. In 2005, we moved to Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia, South Carolina, where we still live.

From Ballroom to DanceSport

Aesthetics, Athletics, and Body Culture

Author: Caroline Joan Picart

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791482414

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

View: 9865


An insider explores the transformation of ballroom dance into an Olympic sport.


A Play

Author: Nick Payne

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711119

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 1942


"A singular astonishment." —John Lahr, The New Yorker One relationship. Infinite possibilities. In the beginning Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they don't. They fall madly in love and start dating, but eventually they break up. After a chance encounter in a supermarket they get back together, or maybe they run into each other and Marianne reveals that she's now engaged to someone else and that's that. Or perhaps Roland is engaged. Maybe they get married, or maybe their time together will be tragically short. Nick Payne's Constellations is a play about free will and friendship; it's also about quantum multiverse theory, love, and honey.

Stories from Inside the Mirror

Author: Robert Rohloff,Miriam Cunha


ISBN: 1430325208

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 7132


The Anthology "Stories from Inside the Mirror" is filled with timeless true stories from Belly Dancers from around the world. Read the moving collection of true stories that contributes to human spirit, and celebrates courage and endurance.

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Study Guide

Author: Sharon K. Harmon,Katherine E. Kennon

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471650898

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 668


Now available in an updated and expanded third edition, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors incorporates the latest standards for interior projects. The book presents the International Building Code, Life Safety Code, NFPA 5000, ICC/ANSI accessibility standard, and many others in a clear, jargon-free style. In addition, you'll find a thorough referencce for the NCIDQ exam or the interior portion of the ARE. Whether you're an architect, interior designer, facilities manager, construction manager, or developer, The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Third Edition is an indispensable tool of the trade. Order your copy today.


Culture and Costumes in Competitive Dance

Author: Jonathan S. Marion

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845208005

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

View: 1270


Competitive ballroom is much more than a style of dance. Rather, it is a continually evolving and increasingly global social and cultural arena of fashion, performance, art, sport, gender, and more. Ballroom explores the intersection of dance cultures, dress, and the body. the book presents the author's experiences at a range of international dance events in Europe, the US and UK, as well as featuring the views of individual dancers. Ballroom shows how dancing influences mind and body alike. For students of anthropology, dance, cultural, and performance studies, this book provides an ethnographic picture of how dancers and others live their lives both on and off the dance floor.

The Ballroom on Magnolia Street

Author: Sharon Owens

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440627590

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1251


From the bestselling author of The Tavern on Maple Street, comes a novel of romance and regret—and the winding paths to love. Johnny Hogan was born and bred on Hollywood movies. He loved the ice-cool matinee idols, the swooning dames, and the possibility that it could all come true. That’s why he opened the ballroom on Magnolia Street. To bring that weekend fantasy to life—for himself, for devoted romantics like his dear grandparents, for the sake of Johnny’s never-forgotten, long-lost lover, and for women like Kate and Shirley Winters, two sisters both looking for fulfill their own passionate fantasies. For everyone in town who still believes in impossible dreams. Come Saturday night, the ballroom on Magnolia Street could be just the place for it all to come true amid the twinkling lights and soft music—a special crossroads for friendships, for family, for people in love.