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Steps Youth Dance

Concert Dance - Performance Dance - Latin - Rhythm

Swing Dance - Traditional Jazz - Traditional African-American - Ballroom dance






A Day In The Life Of A Ballet Dancer

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Leap into the world of a ballet dancer! In this engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the history of this art form as well as what a ballet dancer does to get ready for a performance. With informational text, vibrant photographs, a sample schedule of ballet dancer's day, a look at ballet positions, and simple, clear text, readers learn about the basics of ballet and that this beautiful art form takes a lot of hard work and dedication.


Rebel Dance, Renegade Stance

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Rebel Dance, Renegade Stance shows how community music-makers and dancers take in all that is around them socially and globally, and publicly and bodily unfold their memories, sentiments, and raw responses within open spaces designated or commandeered for local popular dance. Umi Vaughan, an African American anthropologist, musician, dancer, and photographer "plantao" in Cuba-planted, living like a Cuban-reveals a rarely discussed perspective on contemporary Cuban society during the 1990s, the peak decade of timba, and beyond, as the Cuban leadership transferred from Fidel Castro to his brother. Simultaneously, the book reveals popular dance music in the context of a young and astutely educated Cuban generation of fierce and creative performers.

By looking at the experiences of black Cubans and exploring the notion of "Afro Cuba,"Rebel Dance, Renegade Stance explains timba's evolution and achieved significance in the larger context of Cuban culture. Vaughan discusses a maroon aesthetic extended beyond the colonial era to the context of contemporary society; describes the dance spaces of Cuba; and examines the performance of identity and desire through the character of the "especulador." This book will find an audience with musicians, anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, interdisciplinary specialists in performance studies, cultural studies, and Latin American and Caribbean studies, as well as laypeople who are interested in Atlantic/African and African American/Africana studies and/or Cuban culture.


Aging Body In Dance

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What does it mean to be able to move? The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility.

Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of dancers from Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham and Anna Halprin to Kazuo Ohno and Kikuo Tomoeda, and directors such as Romeo Castellucci. They draw a fascinating comparison between the youth-oriented Western culture and dance cultures such as that of Japan's, where aging dancers are celebrated as part of the country's living heritage.

The first cross-cultural study of its kind, The Aging Body in Dance offers an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global dance cultures and their differing responses to the world's aging population.


Oracle Database Performance And Scalability

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A data-driven, fact-based, quantitative text on Oracle performance and scalability

With database concepts and theories clearly explained in Oracle's context, readers quickly learn how to fully leverage Oracle's performance and scalability capabilities at every stage of designing and developing an Oracle-based enterprise application. The book is based on the author's more than ten years of experience working with Oracle, and is filled with dependable, tested, and proven performance optimization techniques.

Oracle Database Performance and Scalability is divided into four parts that enable readers to progressively learn and apply new skills:

  • Part 1, Getting Started with Oracle, describes how to set up a working Oracle environment, offering a quick tour to illustrate major database concepts

  • Part 2, Oracle Architecture from Performance and Scalability Perspectives, explains all the major database concepts and architectural features that readers need to know to optimize Oracle performance and scalability

  • Part 3, Optimizing Oracle Performance and Scalability, offers hands-on instructions to optimize and fine-tune performance and scalability for all database applications

  • Part 4, Case Studies: Oracle Meeting Real-World Performance and Scalability Challenges, sets forth quantitative case studies based on the author's first-hand experience that demonstrate how readers can apply proven techniques to dramatically improve the performance and scalability of actual database products

In addition to case studies, this book offers a detailed secure online banking application as an example, making it possible for readers to fully explore Oracle's performance and scalability features on their own. Oracle Database Performance and Scalability is an ideal text for pre-conditioning college students and training software developers.


Dance With A Vampire

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The most important night of the year is drawing near . . . but not without a little trouble from the Underworld

Dullsville's newest night-faring intruder may be only a tween, but Raven knows that Valentine Maxwell, the younger sibling of two nefarious vampires, is a full-size menace. Valentine becomes even more of a threat when he befriends her brother, Billy. Raven must try to shield Billy, even as the biggest excitement of the year approaches: attending prom with her immortal love, Alexander. And while Alexander is one kind of vampire--sweet--Raven soon learns Valentine is another.

Could Valentine somehow know Raven's private thoughts about turning into a vampire?

About the Author

Ellen Schreiber was an actress and a stand-up comedienne before becoming a writer and moving to her own Dullsville. She is the author of Teenage Mermaid, Comedy Girl, and all of the books in the Vampire Kisses series. Vampire Kisses is an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice.



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Steps Youth Dance Articles

Concert Dance Performance Dance Latin Rhythm
Swing Dance Traditional Jazz Traditional African-American Ballroom dance
Classical Indian dance Dancehall dance Experimental Freestyle
Street dance

Steps Youth Dance Books

Concert Dance Performance Dance Latin Rhythm
Swing Dance Traditional Jazz Traditional African-American Ballroom dance
Classical Indian dance Dancehall dance Experimental Freestyle
Street dance

Steps Youth Dance