Dancing for Fun
Group Dancing for All Ages Book Two
About the Book
Dancing is part of being human. Our earliest ancestors moved their bodies to the accompaniment of rhythms and chants. This urge to move, together with sounds or music, is part of our human nature. Dancing for Fun, the second in the series, presents dances in which you can express your deepest feelings together with music—alone or with a group of any size.
Author Mark L. Greathouse, in collaboration with his wife Helena, offers original piano compositions and professionally written choreography for reference. Links to YouTube videos show one dancer in the group demonstrating each dance. The dances are original, folk-inspired, and contemporary, and they focus on one of the few ways anyone and everyone can engage in movement while simultaneously having fun and interacting with others.
The online videos visually show how to perform the moves. The written choreography for each dance is presented in Dancing for Fun to match the dance exactly with the music. In this guide, the Greathouses offer the opportunity to learn to dance as easily as possible and have fun at the same time.
“The titles of these books say it all: Fun! The piano melodies and dances in these
books can be done with a wide variety of skill levels and group sizes.”
—Michael Mecham, American Dance Magazine
About the Author
MARK & HELENA GREATHOUSE
Mark and Helena are an international husband and wife musical duo. Mark is from the United States and Helena is from the Czech Republic. Each began performing their art at age five in their respective countries. Over the years Mark progressed on the accordion and piano. Helena’s advancement included rhythmic gymnastics, competing in Europe and judging internationally for the Untied States. She judged at the Olympics, the Goodwill Games, and the Pan American Games. In recent years Mark has composed many piano pieces, some of which were choreographed for this book series Dancing for Fun. Mark and Helena have performed for many years, presenting a unique blend of Czech, Slovak, and other European folk songs as well as modern classics, cabaret numbers, selections from musicals, and Mark’s own songs. For more info please visit: www.greathouseofmusic.com.