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Glamour Addiction: Inside The American Ballroom Dance Industry

In the wake of the blockbuster television success of “Dancing with the Stars,” competitive ballroom dance has become a subject of new fascination—and renewed scrutiny. Known by its practitioners as DanceSport, ballroom is a significant dance form and a fascinating cultural phenomenon. In this first in-depth study of the sport, dancer and dance historian Juliet McMains explores the “Glamour Machine...

Hardcover: 245 pages
Publisher: Wesleyan (November 17, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0819567744
ISBN-13: 978-0819567741
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 681449
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook

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“I have been involved in Dancesport as an amateur for DECADES and in my opinion, most of the author's insights to the American (and English) dance industry are spot-on.In each chapter, her writing starts off a bit stiff with master's-thesis-speak ("I ...”

that drives the thriving industry, delving into both the pleasures and perils of its seductions. She further explores the broader social issues invoked in American DanceSport: representation of “Latin,” economics that often foster inequality, and issues of identity, including gender, race, class, and sexuality.Putting ballroom dance in the larger contexts of culture and history, Glamour Addiction makes an important contribution to dance studies, while giving new and veteran enthusiasts a unique and unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes.