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JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven—at only 15—that she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of ...
by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

February 11, 2013

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<p><strong>A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance.</strong></p><br /><p>From Southern Greece to northern Russia, people living in agrarian communities have long believed in “dancing goddesses,” mystical female spirits who spend their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. In <em>The Dancing Goddesses</em>, archaeologist, linguist, and lifelong folkdancer Elizabeth Wayland Barber follows the trail of these spirit maidens—long associated with fertility, marriage customs, and domestic pursuits—from their early appearance in traditional folktales and harvest rituals to their more recent incarnations in fairytales and present-day dance. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and line drawings, the result is a brilliantly original work that stands at the intersection of archaeology and folk traditions—at once a rich portrait of our rich agrarian ancestry and an enchanting reminder of the human need to dance.</p>
Dance Studio Secrets: 65 Ways To Build A Thriving Studio
by Clint Salter

Language

English

Pages

217

Publication Date

August 01, 2019

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<p><strong><em>Dance Studio Secrets</em> is your must-have collection of dance studio ownership journeys from owners all around the globe at different stages of their business. </strong><br /></p><p>Pull back the curtains for an up close and personal look into how other studio owners are creating thriving businesses and fulfilling lives inside and outside of the studio, including:<br /></p><ul><li>The best ways to fill your classes in your first year of business without spending a fortune<br /></li><li>How to navigate your growing team and evolving studio culture</li><li>Planning for growth the right way (because more students doesn’t always mean more money)</li><li>Finding hidden revenue streams to boost your profit with minimal effort<br /></li><li>How to WOW your customers with an unparalleled dance studio experience<br /></li></ul><p>Be inspired by big business and life wins accomplished by these extraordinary industry leaders while learning about the path they took toward becoming the Go-To Studio in their local area.  <br /></p><p><strong>Whether you’re a new studio owner or you’ve been on this journey for twenty years, <em>Dance Studio Secrets</em> will help you get to that next level.</strong><br /></p>
The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Cult...
by Nelson George

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English

Pages

261

Publication Date

March 25, 2014

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<p>An authoritative history of the groundbreaking syndicated television show that has become an icon of American pop culture, from acclaimed author and filmmaker Nelson George, “the most accomplished black music critic of his generation” (<em>Washington Post Book World</em>).</p><p>When it debuted in October 1971, seven years after the Civil Rights Act, <em>Soul Train</em> boldly went where no variety show had gone before, showcasing the cultural preferences of young African-Americans and the sounds that defined their lives: R&B, funk, jazz, disco, and gospel music. The brainchild of radio announcer Don Cornelius, the show’s producer and host, <em>Soul Train</em> featured a diverse range of stars, from James Brown and David Bowie to Christine Aguilera and R. Kelly; Marvin Gaye and Elton John to the New Kids on the Block and Stevie Wonder.</p><p><em>The Hippest Trip in America</em> tells the full story of this pop culture phenomenon that appealed not only to blacks, but to a wide crossover audience as well. Famous dancers like Rosie Perez and Jody Watley, performers such as Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and Barry White, and Cornelius himself share their memories, offering insights into the show and its time—a period of extraordinary social and political change. Colorful and pulsating, <em>The Hippest Trip In America</em> is a fascinating portrait of a revered cultural institution that has left an indelible mark on our national consciousness.</p>
Center of Gravity
by K.K. Allen

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English

Pages

403

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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"If I could rewrite the rules, I'd do it for you."<br /><br />LEX<br />I came to L.A. with dreams bigger than me. <br />To learn from the best choreographers in the business and secure a professional dance gig working for Hollywood’s elite.<br />Everything was going according to plan—until I was literally shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break my career. <br />Come to find out, it wasn’t my career I had to worry about. <br />It was my heart.<br /><br />THEO<br />Everything about Alexandra “Lex” Quinn screamed amateur, save for the way she moved across the dance floor. <br />She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage presence I couldn’t tear my eyes from. <br />I wanted her...on my team, in my bed. <br />There was only one problem... <br />I couldn’t have both.
Time of My Life: A Witty, Charming Romantic Comedy (Oceanic Dream...
by Laura Heffernan

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English

Pages

142

Publication Date

June 03, 2019

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Janey's never felt this way before, but Frank is forbidden. It's only one dirty dance...What could go wrong? <br /><br />Legend says everyone who boards the Oceanic Aphrodite finds love. Janey's on the ship to teach dance, not for romance. Then she meets Frank. He's everything Janey isn't--refined, classy, rich--but his good looks and charm make him undeniably appealing. Unfortunately, he's also a passenger.<br /><br />When Janey's partner can't perform in the end-of-cruise talent show, Frank offers to fill in. He's never done pole, but she's got time to teach him. As they grow closer, Janey finds herself hoping the legend is real--but if she gives in to temptation, she could be out of a job.<br /><br />Fans of Dirty Dancing will love this charming gender-swapped version set on a cruise ship.
Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master
by Nadine Meisner

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

May 01, 2019

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One of the most important ballet choreographers of all time, Marius Petipa (1818 - 1910) created works that are now mainstays of the ballet repertoire. Every day, in cities around the world, performances of <em>Swan Lake</em> and <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em> draw large audiences to theatres and inspire new generations of dancers, as does <em>The Nutcracker</em> during the winter holidays. These are his best-known works, but others - <em>Don Quixote, La Bayadère</em> - have also become popular, even canonical components of the classical repertoire, and together they have shaped the defining style of twentieth-century ballet. The first biography in English of this monumental figure of ballet history, <em>Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master</em> covers the choreographer's life and work in full within the context of remarkable historical and political surroundings.<br /><br />Over the course of ten well-researched chapters, Nadine Meisner explores Marius Petipa's life and legacy: the artist's arrival in Russia from his native France, the socio-political tensions and revolution he experienced, his popularity on the Russian imperial stage, his collaborations with other choreographers and composers (most famously Tchaikovsky), and the conditions under which he worked, in close proximity to the imperial court. Meisner presents a thrilling and exhaustive narrative not only of Petipa's life but of the cultural development of ballet across the 19th and early 20th centuries. The book also extends beyond Petipa's narrative with insightful analyses of the evolution of ballet technique, theatre genres, and the rise of male dancers.<br /><br />Richly illustrated with archival photographs, this book unearths original material from Petipa's 63 years in Russia, much of it never published in English before. As Meisner demonstrates, the choreographer laid the foundations for Soviet ballet and for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, the expatriate company which exercised such an enormous influence on ballet in the West, including the Royal Ballet and Balanchine's New York City Ballet. After Petipa, Western ballet would never be the same.
The Theatre of Dreams
by Rosie Travers

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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Musical theatre actress Tara is down on her luck and in desperate need of a job. <br /><br />When terminally-ill octogenarian Kitty invites her to take over the running of her former dance academy in the old-fashioned resort of Hookes Bay, Tara thinks she’s found her guardian angel. <br /><br />But it soon becomes very clear Kitty is being far from benevolent. <br /><br />Too late, Tara realises helping Kitty will signal the end of an already tarnished career, unless she can pull off the performance of a life-time...
How To Do Things with Dance: Performing Change in Postwar America
by Rebekah J. Kowal

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

October 01, 2010

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How American modern dance contributed to aesthetic and social change in the 1950s
Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)
by Li Cunxin

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

July 27, 2010

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<b>THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />The extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation. </b><br /><br />From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.<br /><br /><b>THE BASIS FOR A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE</b>

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