Jeff’s Dance Books and Publications

Jeff is a New York Times bestselling author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Ballroom Dancing” and other popular dance books. Learn more about his publications below!

Purchase books directly from us for a brand new signed copy for half the price the retail rate. Please email Jeff at or call us to order with a credit card over the phone at 401-331-1400.

With your order of a gift certificate, chose a free copy of “Quickstart to Swing” or “Quickstart to Tango”.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Ballroom Dancing In addition to the step-by-step photos, footwork illustrations, and instruction covering all the common ballroom dances, this #1 selling ballroom dance book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Ballroom Dancing includes a 90-minute instructional DVD featuring award-winning dancer and dance instructor Jeff Allen. It corresponds with the text seamlessly, giving readers the next best thing to one-on-one instruction, at a fraction of the cost

Quickstart to Tango “A unique how – to book combining the skills of Argentine Tango and American Tango. The author sets a state of ease and comfort for the beginning dancer, giving a clear understanding of a dance step, timing and exercises. Consideration of body movements, from toes to head and fingers, along with the preparation of readers’ attitudes through the presentation of history and discussions, allows a full appreciation of the many figures described for each style. A book not only for beginners.”- Patti Johnson, Editor, Dancing USA Magazine

“Quickstart to Swing” deals with the most popular dance in the world from America’s most popular author of books on the topic of dance. This text is presented in a logical, easy to understand, cumulative format that includes all the basic and advanced skills necessary for the successful learning, partnering, and teaching of Swing dancing. This book is written with Jeff Allen’s noted kinesiological approach along with the mental and physical attitudes and philosophies that will make any level dancer successful.


Dancing USA Magazine Articles

“Success, we agreed, is never achieved in any endeavor without the ability to master the fundamentals.”

The Big Mo by Jeff Allen

“…They were both able to complete the weight change together and enjoy the feeling of settling the hip in this wonderful Latin dance.”

Rotation: An Observation by Jeff Allen

“Whatever level your public or performance level may be from social dancer to Blackpool finalist, you must continue to achieve a higher level of dance during your time as a pupil and during your practice.”

The Pupil, The Practice, The Performance by Jeff Allen

“I have always believed that the intrinsic desire to dance, channeled into the ability to dance, becomes the love of the art. For this to occur, qualified professionals must supervise the process.”

Dance Instructor Wanted by Jeff Allen

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