Book/Printed MaterialModern dancing Book. print | 175 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. | by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle ; with many illustrations from photographs and moving pictures of the newest dances for which the authors posed ; introduction by Elisabeth Marbury. (Statement Of Responsibility). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional...
- Contributor: World Syndicate Co. - Castle, Vernon
- Date: 1914
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Book/Printed MaterialThe laws of etiquette; or, Short rules and reflections for conduct in society. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available In a rapidly growing consumer market for etiquette manuals during the nineteenth century, this is an example of a manual that attempts to reinforce the authority of its contents by suggesting legal foundations in its title as well as the qualifications of its author, in this case "A Gentleman." The straightforward chapters include "Good Breeding," "Dress," "Balls," and "Funerals." Reissued throughout the 1840s, much...
- Date: 1836
Book/Printed MaterialThe lady's guide to perfect gentility, in manners, dress, and conversation ... also a useful instructor in letter writing, toilet preparations, fancy needlework, millinery, dressmaking, care of wardrobe, the hair, teeth, hands, ... Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Etiquette manuals are an important source for information on issues relating to the study of nineteenth-century social dance. Thornwell discusses the complexion, appropriate dress, introductions, behavior at parties, rules "on polite, easy, and graceful deportment," hints for conversation including "words, and sayings to be avoided," and concludes with chapters on needle-work and dress-making. Although much of Thornwell's manual was extracted from E. C. de...
- Contributor: Thornwell, Emily - Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1857
Book/Printed MaterialSchriftsmässige Beantwortung der Frage: Was von dem weltüblichen Tanzen und Spielen zu halten sey und ob es nicht mit zur Christlichen Freyheit gehöre? This manual is an early German example of the literature against the practice of dancing. In this case, Bogatzky (1690-1774) compares gambling with dancing, and asks the reader to consider these practices in the context of Scripture, especially the Ten Commandments.
- Contributor: Im Verlag Des Wäysenhauses - Bogatzky, Carl Heinrich Von
- Date: 1750
Book/Printed MaterialTratado dos principæs fundamentos da dança, obra muito util, naõ sómente para esta mocidade, que quer aprender a dançar bem, mas ainda para as pessoas honestas, e polidas, as quæs ensina as ...
Tratado da dança Portuguese dancing master Bonem's manual borrows from the work of contemporary French sources, including dancing masters Guillaume-Louis Pecour and Pierre Rameau. The manual's fourteen chapters focus on dance in the court of Louis XIV and include discussion on feet positions, bows appropriate for various occasions, and the steps and arm positions for the minuet.
- Contributor: Bonem, Natal Jacome - Na Officina Dos Irmaõs Ginhoens
- Date: 1767
Book/Printed MaterialTrattato del ballo nobile, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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
- Date: 1728
Book/Printed MaterialChorégraphie, 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
Chorégraphie | Art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et signes desmonstratifs 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: Chez Le Sr Dezais - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Dezais, Jacques
- Date: 1713
Book/Printed MaterialRecueil 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. LAC tnb 2019-07-03 no edits (1 card)
- Contributor: L'auteur - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger
- Date: 1709
Book/Printed MaterialRecueil de dances With his Chorégraphie, ou l'Art de décrire la dance par caracteres ... 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: L'auteur - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Pécourt, Guillaume Louis
- Date: 1709
Book/Printed MaterialPer. receüil [sic] de danses de bal pour l'année 1703
Premier recueil de danses de bal This treatise contains two duets choreographed by French dancer and choreographer Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c. 1653-1729) and notated in the eighteenth-century notation system first published by Raoul-Auger Feuillet in 1700. The system is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionally, bar lines in the dance score correspond to bar lines in the music score. Signs written on the right or...
- Contributor: Feuillet, Raoul-Auger - Le Sieur Feüillet [Etc.] - Pécourt, Guillaume Louis
- Date: 1702
Book/Printed MaterialOrchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demonstrative figures. Wherein the whole art is explain'd; with compleat tables of all steps us'd in dancing, and rules for the motions of ...
Orchesography | Art of dancing by characters and demonstrative figures | Art of dancing Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Originally published in Paris by Raoul-Auger Feuillet under the title Chorégraphie ... (1700), this translation by English dancing master and theoretician John Weaver is dedicated to famed choreographer, Mr. Issac. The manual details a dance notation system that indicates placement of the feet and basic leg movements. Changes of body direction and numerous ornamentations of the legs and arms are also part of the...
- Contributor: Isaac - Weaver, John - Feuillet, Raoul-Auger
- Date: 1715
Book/Printed MaterialThe gentleman & lady's companion : containing the newest cotillions and country dances, to which is added, instances of ill manners, to be carefully avoided by youth of both sexes.
Gentleman and lady's companion Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The etiquette section of this manual anticipates many nineteenth-century concerns regarding decorum and bodily control, and some of the ill manners described include "swinging the arms, and all other awkward gestures" and "leaning on the shoulder, or chair of another person." The manual provides nine figures for the cotillon, a precursor to the quadrille consisting of a series of figures known as changes that...
- Contributor: American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1798
Book/Printed MaterialElements and principles of the art of dancing, as used in the polite and fashionable circles: also rules of deportment and descriptions of manners of civility, appertaining to that art: from the ... Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available A translation of Gourdoux-Daux's Principes de la danse (Paris, 1804 and 1811), this manual is important for its description of steps and step sequences appropriate in the performance of the popular ballroom dance, the quadrille (called cotilion by the author). The quadrille is a series of figures, organized into sets and performed by sets of four couples. The manual begins with discussions on deportment...
- Contributor: J. H. G. (J. H. Gourdoux-Daux)
- Date: 1817
Book/Printed MaterialLe répertoire des bals, ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites d'une maniere aisée avec des figures démonstratives pour les pouvoir danser facilement, auxquelles on a ajouté les airs notés
Theorie-pratique des contredanses This is a bound collection of contredanses, figured group dances for four or more couples that were popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Each dance is described on four pages: a title page that gives the name of the dance and its choreographer, a page of text describing the figure, a page showing the floor pattern of the dance, and a...
- Contributor: La Cuisse (Sr. De) - Cailleau [Etc.] - La Cuisse
- Date: 1762
Book/Printed MaterialTrattato teorico-prattico di ballo
Trattato di ballo teorico-prattico This manual represents one of the most important sources on dance technique for the second half of the eighteenth century and is a critical link between Baroque dance and early romantic ballet. Part one is divided into sixty sections describing various aspects of dance beginning with a statement on the utility of dance, and feet positions. The manual continues with descriptions of many steps,...
- Contributor: Magri, Gennaro
- Date: 1779
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Book/Printed MaterialArte de danzar a la francesa, adornado con quarenta figuras, que enseñan el modo de hacer todos los diferentes passos de la danza del minuete, con todas sus reglas, y de conducir ... Published in 1758 by engraver, writer, and translator Minguet é Irol, this manual incorporates sections of Raoul-Auger Feuillet's Chorégraphie (Paris, 1700) and Pierre Rameau's Le Maître de danser (Paris, 1725), although neither author is credited. Part one describes feet positions and the manner of managing one's hat, and provides a large vocabulary of steps used in eighteenth-century dance technique. Part two includes dances by...
- Contributor: Minguet É Irol, Pablo - P. Minguet, En Su Casa
- Date: 1737
Book/Printed MaterialNvove inventioni di balli, opera vaghissima ... nella quale si danno i giusti modi del ben portar la vita, e di accommodarsi con ogni leggiadria di mouimento alle creanze e gratie d'amore. ...
Nuove inventioni di balli Originally published as Le gratie d'amore in 1602, this manual is considered one of them most valuable and diverse primary sources on Italian court dance. Divided into three parts, the first part illuminates the career and students of dancing master Cesare Negri (ca. 1536-ca. 1604; also known as Il Trombone); the second is devoted to the era's most virtuosic dance type, the galliard; and...
- Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Pallavicini, Leone - Della Rovere, Giovanni Mauro - G. Bordone - Negri, Cesare
- Date: 1604
Book/Printed MaterialAbbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toutes sortes, de danses de ville ... mise au jour par le Sr. Rameau ... Ouvrage très utile pour toutes personnes ...
Abregé de la nouv. choregraphie Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an improved and simplified version of Feuillet notation, the eighteenth-century system of recording dances. The second part of the text consists of notations for twelve duets choreographed by French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis...
- Contributor: Rameau, Pierre - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Pécourt, Guillaume Louis
- Date: 1725
Book/Printed MaterialLe maître à danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas ... Originally published in 1725 and reissued in 1734 and 1748 by French dancing master and writer Pierre Rameau (1674-1748), this is one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance technique. Part one of the text (with accompanying full-page plates) carefully describes the appropriate manner of walking, feet positions, bows, and a large vocabulary of steps. Part two covers...
- Contributor: Rameau, Pierre - Rollin Fils
- Date: 1748
Book/Printed MaterialThe dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the manner of performing all steps in ball dancing is made easy by a new and familiar method. In two parts ... The ...
Dancing-master | Art of dancing explained This is a translation of one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance--Pierre Rameau's 1725 Le maître a danser. Translated by English dancer and writer John Essex (c. 1680-1744), part one of the text and accompanying full-page plates carefully focus on the appropriate manner of walking, feet positions, and bows, and describe a large vocabulary of steps. Part...
- Contributor: Essex, John - Rameau, Pierre - Printed and Sold by Him, and J. Brotherton
- Date: 1728
Book/Printed MaterialOrchesographie. Et traicte en forme de dialogve, par leqvel tovtes personnes pevvent facilement apprendre & practiquer l'honneste exercice des dances. Written by a French cleric, Jehan Tabourot, in the form of a dialogue between a dancing master and his student and originally published in 1588, this manual is an important tool in the understanding of late sixteenth-century French social dance. The manual provides critical information on social ballroom behavior and on the interaction of musicians and dancers. The book's usefulness is also enhanced by...
- Contributor: Imprimé Par Iehan Des Preyz - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Arbeau, Thoinot
- Date: 1589
Book/Printed MaterialDe la danse. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This manual describes a colonial view of the history of dance in the West Indies, focusing on the dance of Creoles. Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750-1819), discusses the effects of slavery and the African roots for such dances as the chica and notes that contredanses and minuets were also performed.
- Contributor: Moreau De Saint-Méry, M. L. E. (Médéric Louis Elie)
- Date: 1801
Book/Printed MaterialThe danciad; or, Dancer's monitor. Being a descriptive sketch in verse, on the different styles and methods of dancing quadrilles, waltzes, country dances, &c. &c. ... Together with observations on the laws ...
Dancer's monitor Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Written in verse as a dramatic play in two parts, Thomas Wilson, dancing master to the King's Theatre, comments on the state of teaching, public balls, and the character of many dance instructors. Nearly every page contains additional remarks in the form of footnotes, ranging from an abstract of the 1752 Act of Parliament on illegal dancing to a long discourse on English country...
- Contributor: Wilson, Thomas
- Date: 1824
Book/Printed MaterialLa danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse
Traité historique de la danse Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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
- Date: 1754
Book/Printed MaterialTraité sur l'art de la danse, dédié á Monsieur Gardel, l'ainé ... Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This instructional manual describes Baroque dance steps and their correlation with music using the notation system published by Raoul-Auger Feuillet in 1700. Additionally, the manual contains information on the minuet and also provides an extensive discussion on hand and arm positions.
- Contributor: Malpied
- Date: 1770