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Ballroom

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Told in interconnecting stories, Ballroom is a beautifully crafted debut novelreminiscent of the works of Elizabeth Strout and Jennifer Haighabout a group of strangers united by a desire to escape their complicated lives, if only for a few hours each week, in a faded New York City dance hall. Time has eroded the glamour of the Ballroom, but at the end of the 1990s, a small crowd of loyal patrons still makes its way past the floor-to-ceiling columns which frame the once grand hall each Sunday evening. Sweeping across the worn parquet floor under a peeling indigo ceiling, these men and women succumb to the magic of the music, looking for love and connection, eager to erase the drab reality of their complicated lives. Nearly forty and still single, Sarah Dreyfus is desperate for love and sure she'll find it with debonair Gabriel Katz, a dazzling peacock who dances to distract himself from his crumbling marriage. Tired of the bachelor life, Joseph believes that his yearning for a wife and family will be fulfilledif only he can get Sarah to notice him. Besotted with beautiful young Maria Rodriguez, elderly dance instructor Harry Korn knows they can find happiness together. Maria, one of the Ballroom's stars, has a dream of her own, a passion her broken-hearted father refuses to accept or understand. As the rhythms of the Ballroom ebb and flow through these characters' hearts, their fates come together in touching, unexpected ways.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780062323040

Ballroom Dancing

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Now in its tenth edition, this classic and comprehensive handbook has been revised to bring it up to date in keeping with changes on the dance floor and in the rules of dance competitions. The Quickstep, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango are all illustrated and described in great detail.
Category: Performing Arts. ISBN: 9780878301539

Strictly Ballroom

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At the age of 76, Diana Melly took up ballroom dancing She was suffering from bereavement, having recently lost her husband George to dementia, and was told that dancing might help. It has done much more than that, opening up a whole new chapter in her life. In this disarmingly funny and moving book, Melly takes us on a whirlwind tour of modern 'Ballroom': from wardrobe mishaps and tea dance etiquette to the perils of Argentine tango and how to stay upright in rough seas on the QE2. We meet her new circle of friends, including her dance teacher, Dino - 'I'll teach you, darling; it would be a pleasure.' Strictly Ballroom is a memoir unstinting in its honesty and glowing with humour and spirit. It will have you reaching for your dancing shoes . . .
Category: Body Mind & Spirit. ISBN: 9781780722542

The Ballroom

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______________ A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 'Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books Iâve ever read' DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tea-Planter's Wife 1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet it is a dance that will change two lives forever. Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE BALLROOM is a historical love story. It tells a page-turning tale of dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which. ______________ 'Compelling, elegant and insightful' Observer 'Beautifully wrought, tender, heartbreaking' Sunday Express 5/5 'Moving, fascinating' Times 'A tender and absorbing love story' Daily Mail 'Unsentimental and affecting' Sunday Times 'Exquisitely good' Metro ______________
Category: FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century. ISBN:

The Ballroom

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______________ A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 'Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books Iâve ever read' DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tea-Planter's Wife 1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet it is a dance that will change two lives forever. Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE BALLROOM is a historical love story. It tells a page-turning tale of dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which. ______________ 'Compelling, elegant and insightful' Observer 'Beautifully wrought, tender, heartbreaking' Sunday Express 5/5 'Moving, fascinating' Times 'A tender and absorbing love story' Daily Mail 'Unsentimental and affecting' Sunday Times 'Exquisitely good' Metro ______________
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The Ballroom

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A searing novel of forbidden love on the Yorkshire moorsa British version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ( The Times U.K.)from the author of the critically acclaimed debut Wake England, 1911. At Sharston Asylum, men and women are separated by thick walls and barred windows. But on Friday nights, they are allowed to mingle in the asylum's magnificent ballroom. From its balconies and vaulted ceilings to its stained glass, the ballroom is a sanctuary. Onstage, the orchestra plays Strauss and Debussy while the patients twirl across the gleaming dance floor. Amid this heady ambience, John Mulligan and Ella Fay first meet. John is a sure-footed dancer with a clouded, secretive face; Ella is as skittish as a colt, with her knobby knees and flushed cheeks. Despite their grim circumstances, the unlikely pair strikes up a tenuous courtship. During the week, he writes letters smuggled to her in secret, unaware that Ella cannot read. She enlists a friend to read them aloud and gains resolve from the force of John's words, each sentence a stirring incantation. And, of course, there's always the promise of the ballroom. Then one of them receives an unexpected opportunity to leave Sharston for good. As Anna Hope's powerful, bittersweet novel unfolds, John and Ella face an agonizing dilemma: whether to cling to familiar comforts or to confront a new worldliving apart, yet forever changed. Praise for The Ballroom The Ballroom successfully blends historical research with emotional intelligence to explore the tensions and trials of the human condition with grace and insight. New York Times Book Review Part historical novel and part romance, The Ballroom paints an incredibly rich portrait of the mentally stable forced to live in an asylum. [Anna] Hope transports readers inside the asylum, to feel the thick humidity of the stale summer air of the day room, and the gritty and brutal reality inside those walls. Booklist A compelling cast of emotionally resonant characters, as well as a bittersweet climax, render Hope's second novel a powerful, memorable experience. Publishers Weekly Hope's writing is consistently beautiful. . . . Recommended for readers who enjoy historical fiction by Sarah Waters or Emma Donoghue. Library Journal A beautifully wrought novel, a tender, heartbreaking and insightful exploration of the longings that survive in the most inhospitable environments. Sunday Express The Ballroom has all the intensity and lyricism of [Anna] Hope's debut, Wake . At its heart is a tender and absorbing love story. Daily Mail Compelling and masterful . . . Anna Hope has proven once again that she is a luminary in historical fiction. . . . She delivers profound, poignant narratives that stir the emotions. Yorkshire Post As with Hope's highly acclaimed debut novel, Wake, the writing is elegant and insightful; she writes beautifully about human emotion, landscape and weather. The Obser
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780812995152

The Ballroom Class

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For the millions addicted to Strictly Come Dancing - a debut tapping into the world's latest craze. When three couples join a new ballroom class, they're all looking for some magic in their lives. Lauren and Chris are getting married, and Lauren's dreaming of a fairytale wedding with a first dance to make Cinderella proud. Not wanting to be shown up on the dancefloor, her parents Bridget and Frank have come along too. They normally never put a foot wrong, but Bridget's got a secret that could trip them up unexpectedly. Meanwhile Katie and Ross are looking for a quick-fix solution to their failing marriage even though neither is quite sure who's leading who anymore. As friendships form over the foxtrot, the rumba rocks relationships, and the tango leads to true love, all the students in the Ballroom Class are about to face the music and dance...
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The Sunnybrook Ballroom

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As one of the last major ballrooms located in this great nation, the Sunnybrook Ballroom is a historical and intricate part of Pennsylvania's past. Since 1926, the Sunnybrook Ballroom has been an established landmark in its community and is recognized nationwide. Opening its doors in 1931, the grand ballroom was built as an addition to the swim club and dance pavilion. For years, Sunnybrook has served as a viable piece of Americana and has seen many big-name performers upon its stage, including Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Lawrence Welk, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Checker, and even Bill Haley and the Comets. Using vintage photographs, The Sunnybrook Ballroom traces the history of this cherished haven for big band fans, rock and rollers, and music lovers alike.
Category: History. ISBN: 9780738550305

The Babylon Ballroom

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On September 11, 2001, Bennett Frank is assumed to be among the nearly 3,000 victims of the World Trade Center catastrophe. An argument with his wife and a missed train prevent his arrival at a sales meeting in the North Tower until after its collapse. This brush with death triggers a life-altering decision about his future: he can escape his shrewish wife of 41 years who's sworn her father's lawyers will destroy him if he attempts divorce. Although he must also leave his beloved son, daughter-in-law, and twin grandchildren, Bennett accepts this sacrifice as the price of his freedom.Five and a half years later in Florida, a man calling himself Sidney Morton has become the successful owner of a dance hall for seniors, The Babylon Ballroom. With a beard and mustache to alter his appearance, he remains virile, good-looking, and sought by women. But he never dates anyone more than once---until shy, lovely Carla Spencer appears. Cautious after her recent divorce, she resists her attraction until Sidney persuades her to trust him. That trust is shattered when he confesses his true identity and she leaves him. Sidney decides that in order to regain Carla's love, he must "come back from the dead" and divorce his estranged wife at any cost, while also reuniting with his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781625168504

Popular Dance

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Popular Dance: From Ballroom to Hip-Hop takes readers on a journey through the trends and developments in popular dancing from European nobles during the Renaissance and early Baroque periods in Europe through 21st-century America. Discover how social and historical elements influenced the development of the waltz, the Charleston, jitterbug, and urban street dancing (such as krumping), and learn about the continuous crossover between theatrical performance and dancing for pleasure. Plus, look inside the artistic process to see how dancers not only invent new ways to express themselves, but also borrow, refine, and embellish existing forms to widen the scope of popular dance.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction. ISBN: 9781604134841
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