Fatalita tango Recording in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Waves of the Danube quick waltz Recording in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Audience Level. Related Identities. Fully updated and featuring brand new photographs of some of the world's hottest dancing talent, it covers all the most popular ballroom dances, from the four classics that should form the basis of any dancer's repertoire - Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Tango to the great Latin American dances that are so popular - Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha and Paso Doble, and Rock 'n' Roll.
The clear, comprehensive notes and diagrams on each dance are invaluable to beginners, more advanced students and teachers alike. The book also features sections on the history of dance, showing how modern dances originated and developed, and how they have been influenced by world dance.
Perfect for those dancing for fun and for those aiming for competitive performance, Modern Ballroom Dancing will be indispensable to a whole new generation of dancers. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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These later attempts to stay "with it" involved the introduction of an electric guitar, but it is mostly the more melodic recordings of the s and s that are now reissued on CD and still sold widely.
Silvester's record sales were so huge that competition was inevitable. Other dancers were attracted to the idea, and set up their own strict-tempo bands. There were other bands led by musicians who were capable of recording in strict time. The best for ballroom competitions was probably Joe Loss , who had an even longer musical career than Silvester.
Other bands that catered to ballroom dancing were Oscar Rabin and Jack Harris , whose band played in clubs and restaurants through the s, Phil Tate , and Jack Parnell. For the post-war period of Latin dances to mostly Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, Edmundo Ros was in a class of his own. By , when he published his autobiography, he was the most successful dance band leader in British musical history, and a major star on British radio and television.
He died while on holiday in the south of France at the age of The orchestra remained in existence under his son's direction until the s. Victor, his wife and son are memorialised at Golders Green Crematorium , London. The Victor Silvester Archive - which includes his OBE and First World War medals and related original documents and correspondence, his many other accolades such as his four Carl Alan Awards for services to dancing and his BBC Radio Golden Microphone Award, the complete archive of programme sheets for his orchestra's BBC broadcasts, platinum and silver discs for his orchestra's record sales and the orchestra's entire archive of original hand-scored strict tempo sheet music - was sold at auction in London in March and is now held in a private collection in Northern England.
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