Dance with Me

Author: Julia A. Ericksen
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814722857
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs as they twist and turn around their partners. They slide their feet along the floor toes first, transferring their weight from leg to leg, and settling their hips after each move to produce the rolling hip action, which is particularly visible in this slow-paced dance. Amateur and professional ballroom dancers alike compete in a highly gendered display of intimacy, romance and sexual passion. In Dance With Me, Julia Ericksen, a competitive ballroom dancer herself, takes the reader onto the competition floor and into the lights and the glamour of a world of tanned bodies and glittering attire, exploring the allure of this hyper-competitive, difficult, and often expensive activity.In this vivid exploration of the world of ballroom dance, accompanied by beautiful photographs of all levels of dancers, from the world's top competitors to social dancers, Ericksen examines the ways emotional labour is used to create intimacy between professional partners and between professionals and their students, illustrating how dancers purchase intimacy. She shows that, while at first glance, ballroom dancing presents a highly gendered face with men leading and women following, dancing also transgresses gender. Dancers press their bodies against those of strangers in ways that would be outrageous in the outside world, and while masculinity and dancing are thought to be incompatible and men who dance find their gender and sexuality suspect, dancers tell a story of heterosexual intimacy and desire; they aim for a moment when they dance as one.

Dance with Me

Author: Luanne Rice
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553898705
Format: PDF
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Acclaimed for her insightful depiction of the magic and mystery in everyday life and relationships, Luanne Rice is one of today’s most gifted novelists. Now the author of eight consecutive New York Times bestsellers delivers her most powerful book yet—the story of a man and woman forced to choose between the past that haunts them and the love that won’t let them go. Jane Porter left the apple orchards of rural Twin Rivers, Rhode Island, years ago, fleeing memories that could tear two families apart. Now she has been unexpectedly drawn home to her mother and only sister. Dylan Chadwick has come back, too, shedding the steely exterior he wore as a federal agent in order to follow in the footsteps of his apple-farming father and forget the life he once lived. Amid this landscape of loss and renewal, a haunting story of converging lives, small-town secrets—and the magical sway of unexpected miracles—unfolds. Deeply moving and richly told, Dance with Me explores emotional connections at their very core, with keen insights into the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and lovers that will resonate long after the final page is turned. From the Hardcover edition.

Come Dance With Me

Author: Russell Hoban
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408835266
Format: PDF
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Since the age of thirteen, Christabel Alderton has been troubled by a sort of second sight that works sometimes, but not always. Death is much on her mind because the men in her life tend to die before their time and she's come to think she's bad luck. Fascinated by Christabel, diabetologist Elias Newman is keen to know her better but she's afraid of what might happen. Taking the reader from the River Lea via a haunted woodland bog, out to the crash of the Pacific surf on Kahakuloa Head in the Hawaiian Islands, this is Russell Hoban at his engrossing, inimitable best.

Dance with Me

Author: Emily Oz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689870809
Format: PDF
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After Meg Pryor convinces her father to allow her to dance on "American Bandstand," she finds herself the envy of mostly everyone in her school, except for Luke Foley, who thinks the idea is ridiculous.

Dance with Me

Author: Charles R. Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763622466
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text encourage the reader to wiggle, shake, and twirl to the beat.

Dance With Me

Author: Louise Doughty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471136256
Format: PDF, ePub
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A man dies a week after re-writing his will. In it, he has left everything he owns to a woman he has known for only three weeks. As Bet investigates Peter's past, she discovers that her ex-lover was not all that he seemed… In a crumbling office block, another woman has a different sort of ghost to confront. Iris runs her own business but strange things keep happening. Her phone rings and there's no one there. Somebody taps at her door. In the basement, something unpleasant is lurking...

Dance with Me Please

Author: Lauren Frances Defilippo
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449006078
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This story is told to inspire those who ever felt discouraged. I challenge everyone to take the extra steps to solve the puzzles, uncover endless mysteries and release the desire to fulfill any wishes, no matter the difficulty. Remember, if everything is done for us and done quickly, we will be left with nothing to learn. My learning opportunities continue to bring me tremendous happiness. If your goal ever seems impossible, remember to take a break and dance.