Description - Dancing Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona by Michael Bivona
From Buenos Aires to Paris to New Orleans, Mike and Barbara Bivona have traveled and danced throughout the world. And in this memoir and travelogue, these two dance aficionados share their adventures and experiences. Ballroom dancers for more than twenty years, the Bivonas have traveled extensively while honing their dancing skills and meeting fellow dancers. Dancing Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona provides detailed accounts of their experiences in Argentina, Paris, Hawaii, Italy, the Catskill Mountains of New York, the Caribbean, and South Florida, as well as other destinations. This account not only includes dancing details, but also shares the history and flavor of the exciting locales they have visited. Augmented with photographs, Dancing Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona also includes background information on the art of ballroom dancing, a few dance lessons, biographies of select dancers who have performed on the television show Dancing with the Stars, current ballroom dancing philosophy, and information about the intellectual benefits gained from dancing.
Preview: Daniel Trenner hosted a party at his apartment one afternoon, which lasted until eight at night. He has a huge rooftop terrace overlooking the beautiful cupolas of Buenos Aires, where we were treated to a three-piece Tango band for our dancing pleasure and a professional Tango show. The elite of the Tango world were present and politely asked many of us to dance; what a wonderful experience to be floating on a strategically located rooftop in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, being led by world famous dancers, to the music of the seductive Argentine Tango. My OH MY!!...We talked, lived, and danced Tango for eleven days, and remained in Buenos Aires for a few extra days after our group left so we could do some sightseeing. We went to the mausoleum of Eva Peron, the famous antique and street fair in San Telmo, and, of course, we went to the city of Caminito, made famous by a song of the same name by the immortal singer, Carlos Gardel...We loved to Tango before we went to Argentina. We fell in love with it in Buenos Aires.
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Author Biography - Michael Bivona
Mike Bivona is a tango aficionado, book collector, writer, philanthropist, and traveler. He and his wife, Barbara, have been ballroom dancers for over twenty years; they are members of USA Dance and Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island. The Bivonas live in Long Island, New York, and Delray Beach, Florida. Also by author, "Business Infrastructure in a Computer Environment," Vantage Press, NY 2001.