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  • Trattato del ballo nobile,

    Part one of this text consists of thirty-four chapters devoted to instructions for steps required in Italian Baroque dance including pirola (pirouette), sfuggito (echappé), passo unite (assemblé), and cadente (tombé). Each step is fully described and notated in Feuillet notation, the dance notation system first published by French choreographer Raoul-Auger Feuillet in 1700. The second part of the manual contains six chapters devoted to ...

    • Contributor: Dufort, Giovanni Battista - Nella Stamperia DI F. Mosca
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1728

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  • Masquerades, tableaux and drills

    Book. print | 144 p. incl. illus., pl. 24 cm. | Cover title. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Butterick Publishing Co. - Butterick Publishing Company
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1906

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  • Dancing

    Book. print | xvii, 454 p. front., illus. (incl. music) plates. 19 cm. | Short contributions by Mrs. Wordsworth, Miss Middleton, the Hon. Mrs. Armytage and the Countess of Ancaster. First edition, 1895. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Longmans, Green - Frazer, (Lily Grove) (Lady) - Frazer
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1907

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  • Jig, clog, and breakdown dancing made easy with sketches of noted jig dancers

    Book. print | 12 p. illus. 19 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Ed. James
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1873

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  • Clendenen's treatise on elementary and classical dancing

    Book. print | 174, [2] p. front. (port.) illus., pl. 21 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Instructor Publishing Co. - Clendenen, F. Leslie (Frank Leslie) - Clendenen, F. Leslie
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1903

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  • Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et signes desmonstratifs, avec lesquels on apprend facilement de soy même toutes sortes de dances.

    Originally published in 1700, this manual details a dance notation system that indicates the placement of the feet and six basic leg movements: plié, releveé, sauté, cabriole, tombé, and glissé. Changes of body direction and numerous ornamentations of the legs and arms are also part of the system. The system is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionaly, bar ...

    • Contributor: Feuillet, Raoul Auger - Dezais, Jacques - Chez Le Sr Dezais
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1713

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  • The Highland fling and how to teach it

    Book. print | 39, [1] p. 16 cm. | At head of title: "Book no. 2." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Electric City Press - Grant, Horatio N.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1892

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  • A treatise on the art of dancing.

    Originally published in 1762 and reissued in 1765, this work borrows heavily from previously published materials, including the works of Locke, Goldini, and especially John Weaver's 1712 An Essay towards a history of dancing. Gallini (1728-1805) presents a history of dance, arguments for learning the art of dance, and a discourse on the minuet. Especialy interesting are Gallini's comments on European and non-European dance, ...

    • Contributor: Gallini, Giovanni Andrea - Printed for the Author and Sold by R. Dodsley [Etc.]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1772

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  • Prima, e seconda memoria per servire alla istoria del ballo degli antichi,

    In this history of dance, Burette (1665-1747) presents an extensive discussion on Greek and Roman dance, basing his information on literary references such as the Iliad and authors such as Lucian. Included in the discussion are tragic and serious ballet, satire, and pantomime. While this text illuminates the importance of Greek and Roman influence on the arts of the mid-eighteenth century, modern dance scholars ...

    • Contributor: Burette, (Pierre Jean) - Burette - Burette, (Pierre Jean) (M)
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1746

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  • The art of dancing its theory and practice

    Book. print | 149, [7] p. front. (port.) illus., plates. 20 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed by Arcade Print Shop - Clendenen, F. Leslie (Frank Leslie) - Clendenen, F. Leslie
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1919

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  • Recueil de dances,

    With his Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caractères ... Paris, 1713. Engraved throughout. Full-page diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images.

    • Contributor: Feuillet, Raoul Auger - L'Auteur
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1709

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  • Stage and fancy dancing

    Book. print | 55 p. diagrs. 19 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: J. M. Wright - Nott, F. C.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1896

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  • La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse.

    This three-volume work on dance history describes dance from its origins through the court fêtes of Louis XIV. Volume one stresses the importance of studying the theories of all the arts and covers the dance history of numerous ancient civilizations including Greek, Roman, Turkish, and Egyptian. Volume two describes the renaissance of the arts and the origins of ballet to 1610. Volume three focuses ...

    • Contributor: Cahusac, Louis De - Chez J. Neaulme
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1754

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  • The dance, ancient and modern

    Book. print | 32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Moore
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1900

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  • Traité de la danse seul guide complet renfermant 200 danses differentes de salons, grands bals, sociétés, théâtre, concert province et etranger; avec 500 dessins et figures explicatives

    Book. print | 287, [1] p., 2 l., 98 p. illus., diagrs. 22 cm. | Dance music for piano solo: 98 p. at end. Publisher's plate no.: A.C. 9384. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: [Imprimerie A. Veutin - Giraudet, Eugène
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 187?

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  • Illustrated portfolio of artistic dancing

    Biography. Book. print | [22] leaves : ill. ; 24 x 30 cm. | Cover title. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Peaslee Bros - Foreman, H. A. (Mrs) - Foreman, H. A.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1894

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  • Irine skipping rope dance

    Book. print | 1 p.l., p. [154]-164. 19 cm. | Title vignette (port.) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Grant, Horatio N.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1895

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  • The double sword dance

    Book. print | 1 p.l., p. 83-100. illus. 19 cm. | Caption title. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Grant, Horatio N.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1895

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  • La danse Comment on dansait, comment on danse

    Book. print | ix, 418 p. front., illus., plates (part col.) 28 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Garnier Frères - Charbonnel, Raoul
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1899

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  • Histoire anecdotique et pittoresque de la danse chez les peuples anciens et modernes

    Book. print | 128 p. 16 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Aubry - Fertiault, F. (François) - Fertiault, F.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1854

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  • Geschichte der Tanzkunst bei den cultivirten Völkern von den ersten Anfängen bis auf die gegenwärtige Zeit

    Book. print | viii, 264, 4 p. illus. 18 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: J. J. Weber - Czerwinski, Albert
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1862

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