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Folk dancing books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Folk dancing category. Presented with a red border are the Folk dancing books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Folk dancing books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Scottish Dance A Celebration of Scottish Dancing by The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Scottish Dance A Celebration of Scottish Dancing

An introduction to Scottish dance from the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, including a short history of Scottish dancing. The book takes you through simple ceilidh moves to more complex formations and set dances, illustrated through diagrams and photos.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing An Historical and Ethnographic Perspective by John G. Gibson Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing An Historical and Ethnographic Perspective

The step-dancing of the Scotch Gaels in Nova Scotia is the last living example of a form of dance that waned following the great emigrations to Canada that ended in 1845. The Scotch Gael has been reported as loving dance,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Salpuri-Chum, a Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spirits A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of its Artistic Characteristics by Eun-Joo Lee, Yong-Shin Kim Salpuri-Chum, a Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spirits A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of its Artistic Characteristics
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This book is a study of Salpuri-Chum, a traditional Korean dance for expelling evil spirits. The authors examine the origins and practice of the dance focusing on traditional music, movements, and clothing.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2017

A Simple Story The Last Malambo by Leila Guerriero A Simple Story The Last Malambo


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2017

Nordic Dance Spaces Practicing and Imagining a Region. Edited by Karen Vedel and Petri Hoppu by Petri Hoppu Nordic Dance Spaces Practicing and Imagining a Region. Edited by Karen Vedel and Petri Hoppu

Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena...
Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 17/11/2016

The Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance by Mary Ellen Snodgrass The Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance

The Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance offers the student, teacher, choreographer, historian, media critic, ethnographer, and general reader an overview of the evolution and social and religious significance of folk dance.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2016

The Haumana Hula Handbook by Mahealani Uchiyama The Haumana Hula Handbook


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/06/2016

Call to the Dance: An Experience of the Socio-Cultural World of Traditional Breton Music and Dance by Desi Wilkinson Call to the Dance: An Experience of the Socio-Cultural World of Traditional Breton Music and Dance

Over the course of the 40 years between 1970 and 2010 Britany has experienced an intense revival of activity in the area of vernacular traditional music performance and social dancing. Circle dancing there is arguably the most popularly enjoyed community...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2016

Coming Soon

A Time to Dance American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash by Richard Nevell A Time to Dance American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Global Tarantella Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances by Incoronata Inserra Global Tarantella Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances

Tarantella, a genre of Southern Italian folk music and dance, is an international phenomenon--seen and heard in popular festivals, performed across the Italian diaspora, even adapted for New Age spiritual practices. The boom in popularity has diversified tarantella in practice...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Global Tarantella Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances by Incoronata Inserra Global Tarantella Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances

Tarantella, a genre of Southern Italian folk music and dance, is an international phenomenon--seen and heard in popular festivals, performed across the Italian diaspora, even adapted for New Age spiritual practices. The boom in popularity has diversified tarantella in practice...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Other books in this genre

In Search of Legitimacy by Lauren Miller Griffith In Search of Legitimacy

Every year, countless young adults from affluent, Western nations travel to Brazil to train in capoeira, the dance/martial art form that is one of the most visible strands of the Afro-Brazilian cultural tradition. In Search of Legitimacy explores why...
Format: eBook - Released: 30/01/2016

Flamenco on the Global Stage Historical, Critical and Theoretical Perspectives by K. Meira Goldberg Flamenco on the Global Stage Historical, Critical and Theoretical Perspectives

The language of the body is a central text in the study of flamenco on the global stage. From the records of the Inquisition, to 16th century literature, to European travel diaries, the Spanish dancer beguiles and fascinates. The word...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2015

Tourism and the Globalization of Emotions The Intimate Economy of Tango by Maria Tornqvist Tourism and the Globalization of Emotions The Intimate Economy of Tango

Today, an increasing number of people from all over the world travel to Buenos Aires to dance tango. To accommodate these intimate voyagers, tourist agencies offer travel packages, including classes in tango instruction, dance shoe shopping, and special city maps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2015

Spirit of Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico by Nicolasa Chavez Spirit of Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico

This beautiful book explores the origins, influences, development and appreciation of flamenco as a highly respected art form on the world stage.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2015

Flamenco and Bullfighting Movement, Passion and Risk in Two Spanish Traditions by Adair Landborn Flamenco and Bullfighting Movement, Passion and Risk in Two Spanish Traditions

Dance researcher and movement analyst Adair Landborn introduces readers to the ongoing discussion in Spanish scholarship about the links between flamenco dance and bullfighting, and then moves deeper into the heart of these two quintessentially Spanish arts from the perspective...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015

European Folk Dance by Joan Lawson European Folk Dance


Format: Hardback - Released: 09/08/2015

Dancin' in Anson A History of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball by Paul H. Carlson, Michael Martin Murphey Dancin' in Anson A History of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball
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In the 1880s, there wasn't much in Anson, Texas, in the way of entertainment for the area's cowhands. But Star Hotel operator M. G. Rhodes changed that when he hosted a Grand Ball the weekend before Christmas. A restless traveling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2014

India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective by Margaret E. Walker India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective

Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, this enquiry undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance and presents new data about hereditary performing artists, gendered contexts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014

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