New Vogue Championship Dances  Sixth Edition

by Russ Hesketh

ISBN  978098030572 (pbk)

The Sixth Edition, published in 2012as well as the fifteen championship dances, includes the technique of the President’s Daughter’s Waltz, choreographed by Russ Hesketh for Alice Clark, daughter of Mr. Wee Kim Wee, Former President of Singapore (1985 to 1993).  It also includes the technique of the Tango Carnaval, a prize winning tango sequence invented by Russ. This dance is now a popular social dance in Melbourne. The New Vogue Quickstep technique (another  dance invented by Russ), is also included.

Colour pages and photos are included (39 colour pages in 146 page book), and the book is published in A5 landscape format for ease of handling on the dance floor.

New vogue is Australian sequence dancing and is the third competitive style in Australia, attracting as many participants as standard  (modern ballroom) and Latin American.

Championship Dances detailed in the book.

Barclay Blues Merrilyn
Carousel Parma Waltz
Charmaine Swing Waltz
Evening Three Step Tangoette
Excelsior Schottische Tango Terrific
Gypsy Tap Tracie - Leigh Waltz
La Bomba Twilight Waltz
Lucille Waltz  

Each step in the dances detailed has the following information in chart  form:

  Bar number Foot position Rise and lowering
  Step number Body position and hold Contrary body movement
  Count or timing Alignment and/or direction Footwork
  Beat value Amount of turn  

  The book also has sections on music for new vogue dancing, leading and following, illustrations (photographs) and analysis of the body positions and holds, definitions of technical terms and explanation of chart headings.

Cost for delivery in Australia: $71.50
Includes  postage and packing.

Cost for delivery outside Australia: $65.00
Price is in Australian dollars (AUD) excluding postage and packing, the cost of which is advised on application.             (p&p is charged at cost.)

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Adam Blakey and Meagen Alderton, professional new vogue champions.

Adam & Meagen posed for all of the photos in the book to illustrate the holds and various lines such as oversways, lunges, contra checks, etc.