My name is Pat-Gaydos-Grillo and I am a how-to writer. My topics range from How to Grow Holly Hocks in Northern Florida to How to Use a Kindle. My forte’, otherwise referred to as my obsession, is to experience, research, document and present information in an easy -to- follow format. Needless to say, I am a non-fiction writer and a realist.
My current endeavor is Steps & Beats; a line dance book. My goal is to promote line dancing and to help new dancers build both skill and confidence on the dance floor.
I am 72 years old and have been line dancing for 3 years and will testify that dancing has increased the quality of my life. I have lost weight, improved my posture, coordination, and physical stamina. By memorizing dance steps, also referred to as mental mapping, I have increased my ability to comprehend and remember information. I have also developed a feeling of well-being through my social interaction with other dancers.
Steps and Beats include topics such as health information, proper dress, dance floor rules, how to read a step sheet, step terminology, how to count steps, and the names of the steps.
Sounds like a big order? Well, it’s not! At tops, there are approximately 20 steps you will need to learn and a few variations of specific steps. Once you master the main steps, the rest is a piece of cake.
Also included with the book is a CD containing 22 step sheets and 13 videos. For those who no longer have a CD player, I have included a link and password so you can download the files onto your computer, phones, and tablets.
My eight-week absolute beginner line-dancing class starts on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 and ends on Nov29th. I teach my book, Step & Beats, in the class. Open dancing is every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Visit my sites for updates and more information.
Digital format: Amazon.com
On demand: Amazon.com