Information on this
CD-ROM outlines all you need to know about the various
dances that will be learned in this class. They are listed
on the left column. Click on any of the topics (e.g. Cha
Cha, Waltz or Square Dance) to take you to descriptions of
the dances, the steps, music and video.
The CD is designed to be as interactive and visual as
possible. Aside from text descriptions, you also have
photographs and video.
- this symbol represents a link to a
photograph -- it will open as a popup when you click on the
this symbol represents a link to a video clip -- it will
open in a new page when you click on the icon.
If you do not have a media
player to view video, you can click on the links below to
Windows Media Player
A note on dance
You will notice throughout this
CD there are a number of diagrams of dance steps. Some
folks like to look at each dance step diagram and 'dance' it
with their index and middle fingers. However, most of the
steps in this course have been kept simple enough so that
virtually everyone can start to dance immediately. First,
practice the steps alone, and when you are comfortable with
the step, dance it with a partner. One of the "keys" to each
dance is just that. At the very start of your learning
experience, you want to do the "steps" very slowly and very
precisely -over and over, for 30 minutes - so that your
"reflex" movements will be correct later on when you are not
concentrating so hard.
A note on dance steps
On the web pages that list all
the dance steps, you will notice that many are accompanied
by one or both of two icons. These indicate links to video
instruction of that step.
has the icon
www.ballroomdancers.com has the icon
These sites are particularly
useful for you to cross check once you think you have worked
out how to do