Our Educational Music Books
Dancing For Fun, Book 1
Article: "New Book' Dancing for Fun' can Improve Quality of Life"
To make these health benefits accessible for people of all ages, husband and wife author duo Mark and Helena Greathouse have created "Dancing for Fun: Group Dancing for All Ages" (published by iUniverse), a collection of folk-inspired, contemporary group dances accompanied by originally composed music. This is the first book in the Greathouses' Dancing for Fun series. The second book, "Dancing for Fun: Group Dancing for All Ages Book Two," is also available.
Dancing for Fun, Book 2
Article: Husband-wife Duo Craft New Book of Choreographed Dance
"We all hear that people are overweight and not exercising enough," the authors say. "These dances bring people together in a group in which each member must interact with the other dancers. These dances can be seen on YouTube, demonstrated by one member of the group."The dance pieces within "Dancing for Fun" were transcribed by Helena Greathouse in a contemporary folk style that does not allow for improvisation and encourages partnering and patterned steps."We all know that movement is important for our overall health," the authors say, "and adding music to movement makes the activity more enjoyable. Music with movement is dance, and dancing with others in a group can be fun."