From April 21 – 29 is NZ Dance Week!
New Zealand Dance Week (NZDW) is annual event, organised by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand, to celebrate and promote dance in every form ranging from ballet, hip hop, swing and dance fitness. And this year Wellington City Libraries is joining in on the dance act for hosting some awesome events at the library! But why should grown ups have all the fun?
So for all you young budding dance enthusiasts out there, We have an amazing selection of books in our junior non fiction collection that will help improve your dance techniques, inspire your creativity and help get New Zealand dancing… just in time for NZDW!
Top Dance Tips.
Jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop-there are so many different sides to dance. Learn the ins and outs of dancing all sorts of styles like a pro!
Ballerina : a step–by–step guide to ballet.
Leap into the world of ballet with this beautiful guide and accompanying DVD!
The Book of Dance by Lorrie Mack.
The world of dance is yours to explore! Read all you need to know about dance and its history in this great and exciting book! This book allows you to discover the excitement of dance with all its magical rhythm, steps, costumes, music and dancers. You will also gain information on various types of dance, like ballet and ballroom. Also learn about popular productions from classical favorites, (The Nutcracker), Broadway (Singin’ in the Rain), Bollywood and even fresh dance styles that were inspired from the streets and clubs (Disco and Break dancing) and famous dancers of all time like Michael Jackson.
Street dance : the people, the music, the moves.
This book contains information about how and why stress dance began and expert advice from street dancers and choreographers.
Using step by step photographs, this book will show you how to put together street dance moves and routines.
Learn to speak dance.
Exposes every aspect of the world of dance — from different dance styles from around the world to tips on choreography, costume design, performance, staging, and even managing a potential career.
“Discover the many kinds of dance around the world — from the magic of ballet to the drama of flamenco” — Cover.
Introduces the history and basic concepts of modern dance. Easy-to-read text, vibrant photos, and dance tips will make readers want to get up and dance.
“This is the story of the haka “Ka Mate,” composed by Te Rauparaha who was a chief of Ngāti Toa Rangatira. Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha is pursued by his enemies and fears for his life. At Lake Rotoaira, he is hidden in a potato pit, and Te Rangikoaea, a woman of great power, sits in front of its entrance. As he listens in the dark, Te Rauparaha hears his enemies, but they cannot find him, and he climbs back to the sunlight. As he recounts this adventure to his people, his words are repeated and the haka rings out, passed down from generation to generation”–Publisher’s information.