Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland by Joanna Bosse

By Joanna Bosse

In Becoming Beautiful, Joanna Bosse explores the variations gone through by means of the citizens of a Midwestern city after they step out at the dance flooring for the first actual time.


Bosse makes use of delicate fieldwork in addition to her personal immersion in ballroom tradition to guide readers right into a group that springs up round ballroom dance. the result's a portrait of the true those that hook up with others, switch themselves, and subscribe to an international that foxtrots to its personal ideas, conventions, and rewards. Bosse's eye for revealing, funny aspect provides heat and intensity to discussions round serious views at the stories the dance corridor offers, the character of partnership and connection, and the suggestion of the way dancing permits somebody to turn into beautiful.

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