An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920
A collection of over two hundred social dance manuals at the Library of Congress. The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends with Ella Gardner's 1929 Public dance halls, their regulation and place in the recreation of adolescents. Along with dance instruction manuals, this online presentation also includes a significant number of antidance manuals,...
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How to Read a Dance Manual - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920
The Importance of Dance Manuals Il ballarino. Published 1581. Page Image Viewer | Bibliographic Information This Special Presentation is divided into three sections. The first section describes the importance of instructional books about dance, especially in eras before the advent of photography, film, or video. The second section provides information on just what we learn from studying these books; the third and fourth sections...
Video Directory - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920
The following list describes the 75 video clips that illustrate portions of the Dance Instruction Manuals. These clips were selected from two different videotaping sessions. The first was a public event, "Society Dances and Parlor Amusements in The Great Hall," which took place at the Library of Congress on October 15, 1997. The event, which marked the 100th anniversary of the Library's Jefferson Building,...