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BASICS OF DISCO DANCING

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by PAMELA MORTON

1st edition, 1981, 56 pages, $10.95  Review Cart
ISBN 978-0-89641-092-3

 

The Basics of Disco Dancing is one of a series of activity texts available from American Press. It introduces the basic skills of disco dancing, and then discusses specific disco steps. The book is filled with authentic photographs of the disco age and illustrations showing steps and moves. This is a classic book to have in your dance library!

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO DISCO DANCING

History
Benefits
Equipment
Objectives
Class Procedure and Organization
Group Instruction
Couple Selection
Leading and Following
Movement Design
Dance Etiquette

Chapter 2: PREPARING THE BODY

Warm-ups and Stretches

Chapter 3: BASIC POSITIONS, MOVEMENTS AND STEPS

Positions — Side by Side, Hand to Hand, Open, Open Conversation, Closed
Basic Movements — Shoulder Isolation, the Shimmy, Hip Isolation, Knee Bends
Basic Steps — Disco Walk, Toe Heel, Step Hop, Step Kick, Slide, Ball Change, Jazz Square, Grapevine, Lunges, Pivot Turn, Spin Turn, Coil Turn, Arch Turns, Wrap Turns, Double Underarm Turn, Spin Turn

Chapter 4: SUPPORTS AND LIFTS

Front Dip
Front Arch
Back Drop
Hip Support
Front Drop
Front Support

Chapter 5: EVALUATION

Skills Text
Written Tests

 


 

 

 

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