Jo’s mother, Babe, liked to drink, dance, and stay up very late. When the husband she adored went on sales calls, she waited for him in the parking lot, embroidering pillowcases. Jo grew up thinking that the last thing she wanted was to be like her mother. Then it dawned on her that her own happiness was derived in large part from lessons Babe had taught her.Her mother might have had tomato aspic and stewed rhubarb in her fridge while Jo had organic kale and almond milk in hers, but in more important ways they were much closer in spirit than Jo had once thought. At a turbulent time in America, Never Sit If You Can Dance offers uplifting lessons in old-fashioned civility that will ring true with mothers, daughters, and their families. Told with lighthearted good humor, it’s a charming tale of the way things used to be - and probably still should be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Giese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149941/bk_acx0_149941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dance Until it Rains shares the life of a remarkable lady, and in so doing, highlights the amazing lessons that each of us can learn, not only from her life, but also from our own. It is an inspirational story of love, hope, courage and overcoming the many obstacles life throws our way. It will help you to find the motivation to create a better level of wellbeing and a happier life for yourself. Dance Until it Rains is a simple book with simple messages. Through the author´s telling of his mother´s journey as an immigrant fleeing from a war torn country, to her final death from cancer, Dance Until it Rains delivers a treasure trove of universal life lessons with the most important lesson being - to live life to the fullest. Dance Until it Rains is an audiobook that will make you laugh and make you cry. Most importantly, it will help you to find the motivation to create a better level of wellbeing and a happier life for yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew McFarlane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001905/bk_boli_001905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A warm and encouraging self-help book that draws inspiration and motivation from ballroom dancing. Precisely because the dance floor stands apart from the everyday world, allowing dancers to play, experiment, and take on new roles, it also serves as a stage for human behavior. Antoinette Benevento, a former national ballroom dancing champion and co-owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studios, has been a student of that stage for 25 years. She has discovered that getting out on the dance floor is a powerful and empowering metaphor for living fully in all realms of life. Some of the tenets Antoinette Benevento lives, dances, and teaches by:Persistence is a form of beautyGive yourself permission to begin again - and again and againIf you´re not willing to risk falling, you´ll never learn to walk (or dance)Desire is the energy that moves us forward in dance and in lifeTo dance well and to live fully, body and soul need to work together Building on the ballroom dancing craze that has swept the country, including the popularity of Dancing with the Stars, this illuminating and highly readable book shows that what you learn on the dance floor can help you dance through life. Antoinette Benevento is co-owner of and national training director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios and a former national ballroom dancing champion. Edwin Dobb is a contributing editor of Harper´s Magazine, and has written for numerous other national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Discover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Clark Linden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012926/bk_adbl_012926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The inside story of the life of Cheryl Burke, professional dancer, choreographer, and two-time champion on the top-rated hit TV series Dancing with the Stars. Cheryl Burke has been dancing since the age of four and competing since she was 13 years old. Over several exciting seasons, she has captivated Dancing with the Stars audiences with her incredible dance performances, Emmy-nominated choreography, high energy, and bright smile. In Dancing Lessons, she takes you from her childhood years into the world of competitive ballroom dancing and on to Dancing with the Stars. In each chapter, you will discover a depth of passion in Cheryl´s life that perfectly matches the commitment she displays on the dance floor. Cheryl´s accounts of being a powerful woman putting her talent to work will inspire you to pursue your own dreams. Included are behind-the-scenes stories from the life of the first two-time champion of Dancing with the Stars. The book also shares lessons Cheryl has learned from each of her celebrity partners on the show, from Drew Lachey to Chad Ochocinco. And it includes never-before-discussed revelations concerning Cheryl´s childhood, weight issues, and the media. Listen to Dancing Lessons and let Cheryl Burke whisk you away to a world full of dancing, entertainment, and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cris Dukehart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000486/bk_acx0_000486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is winning everything?Every year, a bunch of different kinds of animals from all over the huge Sahara desert gather at the lakes of Ounianga for a very exciting event! The Sahara is the world´s largest desert and is one of the hardest places to live on the planet. Some of the animals travel across the dry, hot desert for days and days to get to the oasis. By the time the animals who will take part in the competition arrive at the lakes of Ounianga, they are very tired and hungry. Some will dance, some will sing, and others will run a race. The question is who will win? And what lessons do they learn along the way?Fun and interesting short stories with lessons on: RespectDiversityPatienceKindnessHonestyForgivenessTeamwork We once knew a beautiful labrador retriever named Karma. Yes, Karma is a retriever. Whatever we threw out, Karma was happy to bring it back. It didn´t matter what it was. She always brought it back. It´s the same in life. We reap what we sow. Whatever we send out, is what we will get back. Our Karma for Kids books hopes to instill this simple lesson into the lives of young children everywhere. Life can be amazing! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet McMahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126436/bk_acx0_126436_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dancing Lessons centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger´s syndrome who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they´re both caught off-guard by the discoveries - both hilarious and heartwarming - that they make about each other and about themselves. Directed by Julianne Boyd. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paige Davis, John Cariani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001360/bk_naxo_001360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two years of living with his controlling boyfriend left Chico worn down long before that boyfriend revealed he´d been seeing someone else. With no other choice, Chico moves in above his cousin´s garage in a small town in the redwoods, where he merely goes through the motions. To get him out of the house, his cousin pushes him to volunteer at a local dance studio to help with their annual show. He´s not expecting to end up in a dance class, or to start feeling alive again in the arms of his dance instructor. Rafael is the studio owners´ son and was once a well-known dancer in his own right, but now enjoys being a teacher. Although Chico likes him, he´s afraid of taking a chance. But Rafael is determined, and it only takes one dance for Chico to start to realize he might still have something to learn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Schell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059879/bk_acx0_059879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love doesn´t come with a syllabus. Kelly Davidson has waited what seems like forever to graduate high school and get out of his small-minded, small town. But when he arrives at Hope University, he quickly realizes finding his Prince Charming isn´t so easy. Everyone here is already out. In fact, Kelly could be the only virgin on campus. Worst of all, he´s landed the charming, handsome, gay campus Casanova as a roommate, whose bed might as well be equipped with a revolving door. Walter Lucas doesn´t believe in storybook love. Everyone is better off having as much fun as possible with as many people as possible - except his shy, sad little sack of a roommate is seriously screwing up his world view. As Walter sets out to lure Kelly out of his shell, staying just friends is harder than he anticipated. He discovers love is a crash course in determination. To make the grade, he´ll have to finally show up for class - and overcome his own private fear that love was never meant to last. Warning: This story contains lingering glances, milder than usual sexual content for this author, and a steamy dance-floor kiss. Story has no dairy or egg content, but may contain almonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iggy Toma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000046/bk_inbl_000046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She´s experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been - and continues to be - one collaboration after another. In this practical sequel to her national best seller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her - and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn´t a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you in your personal relationships. These lessons about planning, listening, organizing, troubleshooting, and using your talents and those of your coworkers to the fullest are not limited to the arts; they are the building blocks of working with others, like if you´re stuck in a 9-to-5 job and have an unhelpful boss. Tharp sees collaboration as a daily practice, and her book is rich in examples from her career. Starting as a 12-year-old teaching dance to her brothers in a small town in California and moving through her work as a fledgling choreographer in New York, she learns lessons that have enriched her collaborations with Billy Joel, Jerome Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Richard Avedon, Milos Forman, Norma Kamali, and Frank Sinatra. Among the surprising and inspiring points Tharp makes in The Collaborative Habit: Nothing forces change more dramatically than a new partnership. In a good collaboration, differences between partners mean that one plus one will always equal more than two. A good collaborator is easier to find than a good friend. If you´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010637/bk_adbl_010637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.