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European Dance, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Robin Rinaldi; Consulting editor: Elizabeth A. Hanley, Associate Professor Emerita of Kinesiology Penn State University; Foreword by Jacques D’Amboise, Founder of the National Dance Institute
  • From the Series: World of Dance
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134801
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-480-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 793
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128


Long before people learned to write or build cities, they danced to communicate with their gods, bring luck, banish evil, and mark life's passages. Today's well-known folk dances have developed over centuries of struggle and celebration. This new edition of European Dance: Ireland, Poland, Spain, and Greece looks at the folk dances of four peoples: the accomplished and athletic step dance of Ireland, the lively and lyrical group dances of Poland, the communal dances of the villages of Greece, and the proud and fiery dances of Spain. In tracing the roots of these dance traditions, readers can learn how the histories of these countries became intricately woven with the development of their dances.


Full-color photographs. Sidebars. References. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Robin Rinaldi, a former technical writer, has written more than 30 reference books, three of which won awards from the Northern California Society for Technical Communication. As a journalist, she has written about dance for several publications, including the Sacramento News & Review and Philadelphia Weekly. Rinaldi lives in San Francisco, where she is currently the executive editor at 7x7 magazine. She is also the author of Ballet, Second Edition, another title in the revised Chelsea House set World of Dance.

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