With their roots in Africa, ethnic
dances of Cuba, Brazil, North America
and Spain have found their way into
many of today's cultures and societies.
From Amsterdam to Tokyo, from Miami
to Blackpool, from London to Mannheim,
highly skilled and competitive dancers are
crowding the dancefloors with colourful
and exuberant renditions of ChaChaChas,
Sambas, Rumbas, Paso Dobles and Jives.
This is the dazzling world of competitive
Latin American Dancing. Within this world,
however, quite a lot of DOING is done
without too much THINKING or SENSING.
It was therefore high time that a real
expert investigated the mental action behind,
around and within the physical action.
Ruud Vermey's book may be the first one to take Latin American Dancing as seriously as Ballet has been taken for centuries.
Informative and thoughtprovoking, this
book is a must for all dance enthusiasts.