CollectionAn 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,...
- Contributor: Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
- Date: 1998
ArticleHow 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...
- Date: 1490
ArticleWestern Social Dance: An Overview of the Collection - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 How to dance. A complete ball-room and party guide. Published 1878. Page Image Viewer | Bibliographic Information For centuries, in Europe and wherever Europeans have settled, the ballroom was the perfect setting for men and women to demonstrate their dancing abilities, to show their awareness of the latest fashions, and to display their mastery of polite behavior--qualities required for acceptance in society. The importance...
- Date: 1490
Book/Printed MaterialOrchesographie Et traicte en forme de dialogve, par leqvel tovtes personnes pevvent facilement apprendre & practiquer l'honneste exercice des dances Book. print | 104 l. illus. 21 cm. | Par Thoinot Arbeau demeurant à Lengres. (Statement Of Responsibility). Contains music. Thoinot Arbeau is an anagram for Jehan Tabourot. "Extraict du priuilege" is dated "Novembre 1588." Inscribed in gold on fly-leaf: James Edwards from his father J. E., September 1815. Ex libris Edouard Rahir. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile...
- Contributor: Imprimé Par Iehan Des Preyz - Arbeau, Thoinot - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1589
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Book/Printed MaterialIl ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattati nel primo de' quali si dimostra la diuersità de i nomi, che si danno à gli atti; & mouimenti, che ...
Ballarino Book. print | 2 v. in 1. illus., port. 23 x 18 cm. | Head- and tail-pieces; initials. Vol. 2 has title: Trattato secondo del Ballarino ... nel quale s'insegnano varie sorti di balletti, cascarde, tordiglione, passo e mezo, pauaniglia, canario, & gagliarde all' vso d'Italia, Francia, & Spagna. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical...
- Contributor: Appresso Francesco Ziletti - Caroso, Fabritio
- Date: 1581
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