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Book Reviews: Move Like a Champion & Teach Like a Pro

Shawn Fisher
Date Published:
August 31, 2012

Move Like a Champion

"Move Like a Champion" is a great resource for all professional dancers in the business as well as the amateur athletes and social dancers. Many have not had an opportunity to study Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Somatics. This book gives any ballroom instructor a comprehensive, yet basic-for-all, guide to the body and how to understand it. I will be using this book in all of my dance major courses.

Teach Like a Pro

Diane Jarmolow has put together one of the best and possibly only comprehensive teaching guides that is available to the general public as well as any one trying to learn the profession of teaching ballroom dance. It covers everything that one would need to know including warm-up exercises, which are often over-looked in our profession and sport. Another important factor covered is sales. Many professionals and future professionals learn the skills of dance and teaching but do not know how to close the deal.


For almost 30 years Shawn Fisher has been teaching ballroom dance to various youth, college and adult groups. In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of American Dancer, Shawn is also a Professor of dance at BYU-Idaho where over 800 students participate in all levels of ballroom courses each semester. Shawn is a DVIDA Fellow and Regional Examiner. He also serves as the National Dance Director for the National League of Junior Cotillions as well as the Director of the Idaho Ballroom Academy. Shawn's knowledge and passion for dance has been cultivated over a lifetime of experience.