It's time to hit the dance floor with the second edition of Christy Lane's Complete Book of Line Dancing. Nationally acclaimed dance instructor Christy Lane surveyed dancers, teachers, and club disc jockeys across the nation to bring you the most popular national versions. She's added 26 new dances to her latest book, giving you a total of 68 line and partner-pattern dances to choose from.
This how-to guide not only provides the footwork diagrams found in the first edition, but Lane has also added suggested music for each dance and written descriptions that aid in the explanation of the accompanying body movements. Sixty photographs show Lane demonstrating the unique moves and positions to a group of line dancers. Some of the dances you'll find in this book include
- Tennessee Twister
- Watermelon Crawl
- New Electric Slide
- Wild Wild West
- Livin' La Vida Loca
- Night Fever
The dances are presented in easy-to-difficult order, making it simple to advance your skill level. And a “For Teachers Only” chapter provides instructors with strategies they need to lead a successful class.
Whether you're learning the Honky-Tonk Stomp to Brooks and Dunn's popular hit “Hard Working Man” or listening to Garth Brooks while you and your partner perform the Barn Dance Mixer, this sensational resource will make mastering all the dances easy and fun.
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Christy Lane is a highly acclaimed professional dance instructor, choreographer, educator, and performer. Her work has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Washington Post, American Fitness, USA Today, and Shape magazine. Lane has written five dance books, 28 instructional dance videos, and dozens of articles.
Labeled as one of America's most popular and respected dance instructors, Lane tours nationally, teaching at conventions and workshops. She is certified by the American Sport Education Program and the American Council on Exercise and is a member of the National Dance Association, National Wellness Association, National Speakers Association, and International Dance Exercise Association.
Lane is also an experienced private dance studio owner and artistic director for the Christy Lane Dance Company. She resides in Palm Springs, California.
This publication would have fared better had it been reformatted as a series of foot maps to accompany a recording. While it purports to be a comprehensive, in-depth reference to the best-known country line dances, the illustrations of the steps are the only feature likely to be used by dance teachers, the book's intended audience. The dances described were popularized in the early 1990s and will likely be outdated soon. The narrative is inconsequential, and Lane's perky, feel-good writing style is irritating, punctuated with too many exclamation points and too much pop psychology ("If you start now, just think how good you'll be at 100!"; "Okay, take a deep breath and then breathe out the negativity"). Finally, the potentially useful list of suggested music does not include record labels or publishers. Though this is not recommended, librarians should be aware that Lane is a one-woman industry, having created five books and 23 instructional dance videos, and public libraries may receive requests.
Joan Stahl, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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