Pasha – my story : The autobiography of tv’s hottest dance star by Pasha Kovalev
Pasha’s talent and determination has taken him to some amazing places all around the world including Moscow, New York, LA and London. However, it was the grey, stark landscape of his Siberian hometown, still reeling from the Communist regime, which provided the unlikely inspiration for his early love of ballroom dancing, a passion that he has embraced and nurtured ever since. With a desire to succeed, Pasha fought off tough competition to win a place on So You Think You Can Dance in the US, and then became one of the best-loved professionals on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK.
All balls and glitter : My life by Craig Revel Horwood
Features the author’s life story, beginning with the tale of his escape from his small-town home in Ballarat, Australia, aged just fifteen, to embark on a career as a song-and-dance man. This title also reveals the intimate secrets of his straight marriage and gay relationships, as well as the treachery and heartbreak that accompanied them.
Better late than never : From barrow boy to ballroom by Len Goodman
Presents the story of how a man born into poverty in London’s East End went on to find stardom late in life when he was chosen to be head judge on BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing”. This title tells about his East End roots, his experiences on “Strictly Come Dancing”, and also on the number 1 US show “Dancing with Stars”. “Better Late Than Never” is the extraordinary story of how a man born into poverty in London’s East End went on to find stardom late in life when he was chosen to be head judge on BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing”.
Brucie : the biography of Sir Bruce Forsyth by Jules Stenson
Sir Bruce Forsyth, know more affectionately as Brucie, is one of Britain’s best-loved stars and a true national treasure. From hosting game shows, such as “The Price is Right” and “You Bet!,” to presenting talent competitions and variety shows, he has lit up television screens for decades, attracted record-breaking audiences, and captured the heart of the nation.
It’s up to you, New York by Tess Daly
Hilarious and brilliantly written novel filled with behind the scenes action from one of the UK’s biggest TV stars. Will Holly find love in the city where dreams are made? Fielding calls from disgruntled customers on a crispbread telesales careline isn’t exactly where Holly Collins saw herself in life. Living in a shoebox flat and working in a windowless building on an outer London industrial estate were never quite what she’d had in mind. So when Holly is picked from obscurity to take part in Street Scout, a television series on the hunt for fashion’s next big model, life finally seems to be taking a turn for the better for the happy-go-lucky twenty-something.
Bruno : my story by Bruno Tonioli
Bruno Tonioli is the unmistakably flamboyant Italian who has entertained Strictly Come Dancing’s countless fans for very nearly a decade. Bruno lights up every episode of the smash UK show – as well as Dancing in the Stars in the USA – with his high-energy, warm and deliciously humourous critiques of the celebrity contestants. For the very first time, fans can now read all about this highly engaging and life-affirming man who has rapidly established himself as a British national treasure.
Strictly Come Dancing” – Step-by-step dance class : Dance yourself fit with the beginner’s guide to all the dances from the show by Kele Baker, Ralf Schiller
An introduction to ballroom and Latin dances. It demonstrates the key moves, practical footprint diagrams showing male and female steps, with illustrations of the upper-body hold. It is suitable for beginners teaching themselves to dance, and for those with more skill who would like to practice at home. This easy-to-follow and fun introduction to the ballroom and Latin dances featured on Strictly Come Dancing is ideal for beginners teaching themselves to dance and the perfect read for all fans of the show.
Ballroom dancing by Craig Revel Horwood
Whether you are an absolute beginner, a Strictly Come Dancing wannabe or simply want a fun way to get fit, Craig Revel Horwood’s guide to ballroom dancing offers something for everyone. Learn how to become a ballroom babe or a Latin lover as Craig shows you all the basic moves in a fun, lively and straightforward way. Easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations will help you to learn numerous dances, including the traditional foxtrot, waltz, and tango as well as the more modern mambo, rumba and samba. Each section of dance provides lots of suggestions for great music to strut your stuff to, with helpful tips from Craig to encourage you to practice until you have truly mastered your moves.