Dance A While is a classic in the field of recreational dance. The Ninth Edition of this best-selling introduction to dance text uniquely combines dance instruction, descriptions of major forms of dance, and directions for more than 260 individual dances, providing ample information for students and giving future dance instructors the background they need to be successful teachers. The cultural background of international dances is presented, along with specific suggestions for developing style. Dance A While reflects the most recent trends in dance and includes a wealth of suggestions for dance resource materials. Dance A While is an all-inclusive textbook and a reference that will last a lifetime. A free accompanying CD provides the perfect music for student practice.As in the previous editions, this edition encompasses both contemporary and traditional folk, square, social, and contra dancing from America and countries around the world. The history of dance throughout the world, current trends in dance, and teaching hints for each style of dance are also discussed. Detailed illustrations and diagrams clarify technique and directions, making learning each dance as easy as "1-2-3."Pittman, Anne M. is the author of 'Dance a While Handbook for Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance', published 2004 under ISBN 9780805321814 and ISBN 0805321810.