Below you can find some valuable sources which can help you to become an outstanding dancer.


Richard Gleave CBE & Janet Gleave. Source:

The technique of Ballroom and Latin American Dancing.


  2. The Ballroom Technique, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

  3. Latin American Dancing, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

  4. Ballroom Dancing, Alex Moore, Routledge, New York NY 2005.

  5. A Technique of Advanced Standard Ballroom Figures, Geoffrey Hearn, Geoffrey and Diana Hearn 2007.

  6. Technique of Ballroom Dancing, Guy Howard, IDTA Ltd, Brighton 2016.

  7. Modern Ballroom Dancing, Henry Jacques, The Noverre Press, Hampshire 2010.

  8. Modern Ballroom Dancing, Victor Silvester, Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret VT 2005.

  9. The Complete Ballroom Dancer, Leonard Scrivener, Evans Brothers Limited, London 1957.

  10. Just One Idea- Ballroom Dancing analyzed by Len Scrivener, Bryan Allen 1983.

  11. The Irvine Legacy, Oliver Wessel-Therhorn, DSI London 2009.

  12. Tańczyć może każdy, Marian Wieczysty, Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Kraków 1981.

  13. Diamond Collection, Richard Gleave CBE & Anne Gleave, Studio Himawari Ltd., Tokyo, DVD.

  14. Dance Bible, Luca Baricchi & Loraine Barry, Studio Himawari Ltd., Tokyo, DVD.

Biomechanics. How the human body works.

  1. Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Duane Knudson, Kluwer Academic, New York NY 2003.

  2. Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Peter M. McGinnis, Human Kinetics, Champaign IL 2013.

  3. Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement, Joseph Hamill, Kathleen M. Knutzen, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia PA 2009.

  4. The Thinking Body, Mabel E. Todd, Dance Horizons, Hightstown NJ 1937.

  5. The Physics of Dance, Kenneth Laws, Schirmer Books, New York NY 1984.

  6. Dance Anatomy, Jacqui Greene Haas, Human Kinetics, Champaign IL 2018.

Bill Irvine MBE & Bobbie Irvine MBE. Source: The Dancing Years

Peter Eggleton & Brenda Winslade. Source: The Internet.

About pioneers of Ballroom Dancing and some great dancers from the past decades.

  1. Ballroom Icons, Brigitt Mayer-Karakis, Dancesport Publishing, Ontario 2009.

  2. The Dancing Years, Bill Irvine MBE & Bobbie Irvine MBE, Great Britain 1970.

  3. Dancing is My Life, Victor Silvester, Heinemann, London 1958.

  4. Blackpool, My Blackpool; Kit Hallewell MBE, Birmingham 1979.

  5. Ballroom. Dance & Glamour, Jonathan S. Marion, Bloomsbury, London 2014.

  6. Ballroom! Obsession and Passion inside the World of Competitive Dance, Sharon Savoy, University Press of Florida, Gainesville 2010.

Holistic approach to dancing.

  1. Latin. Thinking, Sensing and Doing in Latin American Dancing, Ruud Vermey, Kastell Verlag GmbH, Munich 1994.

  2. The Mastery of Movement, Rudolf Laban, Dance Books, Hampshire 2011.

  3. Choreutics, Rudolf Laban, Dance Books, Hampshire 2011.

  4. A Primer for Movement Description, Cecilly Dell, Dance Notation Bureau, Inc., New York NY 1970.

  5. Dance to Your Maximum, Maximiliaan Winkelhuis, Dance Plaza, Amsterdam 2001.

  6. Dance without Stress, Maximiliaan Winkelhuis, DSI London 2015.

  7. What You See is Not What You Do, Nick & Lena Kosovich, Big Life Publishing, Los Angeles CA 2012.

  8. Psycho Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz, Tarcher Perigee, New York NY 2015.

  9. The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, New World Library, Novato CA 2004.

Anthony & Fay Hurley. Source: