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 MaterialThe dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin
Directions for dancing country dances Book. print | 2 v. in 1. 11 x 20 cm. | Vol. 2, 2d ed., has imprint: Printed for H. Playford, 1698. First ed. published 1651 [i.e. 1650] under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
- Contributor: Printed by J. Heptinstall, for H. Playford - Playford, John - Playford, Henry
- Date: 1698
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Book/Printed MaterialTraitté contre les danses Book. print | 50 p. 16 cm. | Par Jean Boiseul. (Statement Of Responsibility). Printer's mark on t.-p. 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). FIN.
- Contributor: Les Heritiers De Hierosme Havltin - Boiseul, Jean
- Date: 1606
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Book/Printed MaterialNvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si danno i giusti modi del ben portar la vita, et di accommodarsi con ogni leggiadria di movimento alle creanze et gratie d'amore. Convenevoli ...
Nuove inventioni di balli Book. print | 296 (i.e. 300) p. illus., port. 33 cm. | Running title: Le gratie d'amore, the title under which the work was first published in 1602. Includes lute tablatures for some of the dances. Earlier state (?) of engraving on p. 256 inserted between p. 202 and . The engravings are by Leone Pallavicini after designs by G. M. della Rovere. Available...
- Contributor: G. Bordone - Negri, Cesare - Della Rovere, Giovanni Mauro - Pallavicini, Leone - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1604
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Book/Printed MaterialNobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta libro, altra volta, chiamato Il ballarino. Nuouamente dal proprio auttore corretto, ampliato di nuoui balli, di belle regole, & alla perfetta theorica ridotto: ...
Nobiltà di dame | Ballarino Biography. Book. print | 10 p.l., 370,  p. illus. (incl. ports.) 25 cm. | Title within engraved architectural border ornamented with vignettes of instrumentalists, a portrait of the author, etc. Head- and tailpieces; initials. The illustrations consist of 10 full-page engravings by Giacomo Franco; 8 of them, figures of dancers, occur from 2 to 7 times each. Part 2 has special half-title: Della...
- Contributor: Presso Il Muschio - Caroso, Fabritio - Franco, Giacomo
- Date: 1600
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