Country And Western Dance, 1st Edition

  • Ralph G. Giordano
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  • ISBN-10: 0313365555
  • ISBN-13: 9780313365553
  • DDC: 793.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 168 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released February 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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COUNTRY AND WESTERN DANCE turns the spotlight on a uniquely American form of dance, one that has been scuffing the floorboards for nearly a century but is often overlooked. Fun, lively, and thoroughly researched, this revealing volume tells the full story of country and western dance music from the days of Bob Wills and Tulsa to Oklahoma's Cain's Ballroom to John Travolta and Gilley's of Houston, Texas. Each chapter provides information on the historical roots of the most popular country and western dances as well as the pioneers of the music of a particular era, all in the context of changing cultural, social, political, and economic forces in America. The book also examines the seminal impact of radio, television, and the movies in helping spread the music, the moves, and the good times on the country dance floor.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Western Swing and Crystal Springs.
2: Honky Tonks and Dance Halls.
3: Urban Cowboy and the Two Step.
4: Achy Breaky Heart and Line Dancing.
5: Country Dancing and the Future.
About the Author.