Misc. Help/Tips

work in progress …


How to Choose a Dance Studio

On Mindful Breathing: (love this one)

How Generous Are You Willing to Be (an inspiring personal dance story)

Dancing Makes You Smarter (at least Stanford thinks so)

Use Dancing to Learn Science (so cool!)


Ballroom Dancing (the basics)

Ballroom Dancing Is Not for Sissies (an easy read that offers valuable advice)

From Ballroom to Dancesport

Conditioning for Dance

Steps in time: An Autobiography (Fred Astaire)

How to Become a Good Dancer (Arthur Murray)

The Winning Partnership — Communication in Dancesport

Moving as Two: A Guide for Ballroom Dancers Looking for Balance, Power, Freedom, and Harmony in Partnership

Ballroom Icons: A Journey Through the Lives of Dancers, Doers, and Devotees of the Ballroom World (good luck getting your hands on this one, though)

Ballroom: Culture and Costumes in Competitive Dance (Dress, Body, Culture)

Glamour Addiction: Inside the American Ballroom Dance Industry

The Ballroom Dance Coach: Expert Strategies to Take Your Dancing to the Next Level

Gotta Ballroom

Dance With Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Becoming Ginger Rogers: How Ballroom Dancing Made Me a Happier Woman, Better Partner, and Smarter CEO


Shall We Dance (2 versions)

Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School

Strictly Ballroom

Mad Hot Ballroom

Take The Lead

Ballroom Dancer (documentary)


Silver Linings Playbook



Article on Ballroom Pictures







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