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  • Book/Printed Material
    Modern dancing Book. print | 175 p., [5] 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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    How to Read a Dance Manual - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections 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...
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    Western Social Dance: An Overview of the Collection - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections 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...
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    Baroque Dance - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections Chorégraphie. Raoul-Auger Feuillet. Published 1713. Page Image Viewer | Bibliographic Information Among the important facets in the development of French Baroque dance was the invention of a dance notation system, which was originally conceived as a method whereby courtiers could learn the fashionable dances. With the adoption of this system for recording various dances, the French court dance and manners spread far beyond the...
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    Burgundian Dance in the Late Middle Ages - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections Les Basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche. Published c.1490. Page Image Viewer | Bibliographic Information Our primary knowledge of Burgundian dance in the late Middle Ages is based on a manuscript housed in the Brussels Bibliothèque Royale, Les Basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche, published c.1490. The manuscript, printed on black paper and with gold and silver calligraphy, contains music and a shorthand form of tablature...
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    Late Eighteenth Century Social Dance - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections In the late eighteenth century there was a departure from the complicated and often technically difficult danses à deux and a movement toward larger group dances, specifically figure dances called contredanses (also spelled contredances). Usually, but not always, these dances were designed for four couples facing in a square. Feuillet notation, which so beautifully aided dancers in learning the early Baroque dance repertory, was...
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    Nineteenth Century Social Dance - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections The dance of society: a critical analysis... William B. De Garmo. Published 1875. Page Image Viewer | Bibliographic Information Group dances continued to dominate ballrooms during the early nineteenth century, especially the quadrille that evolved from the eighteenth-century contredanse française (also known as the cotillon). The ten or twelve changes that alternated with the figure, as was required in the contredanse française, were replaced...
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    Ragtime Dance - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections At the end of the nineteenth century, the growing influence of a new kind of popular music substantially changed the nature of dance. Ragtime had become a popular American style of music, chiefly composed for the piano, that flourished between 1890 and World War I. The sparkling and intoxicating rhythms of ragtime, with music by composers such as Scott Joplin, ushered in an era...
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    Renaissance Dance - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections The cultural period known as the high Renaissance, c.1550-1650, produced the manuals of several important dancing masters: Thoinot Arbeau (Jehan Tabourot; born 17 March 1520 in Dijon, France, died 21 July 1595 in Langres), Fabritio Caroso (born c.1526 or1535 in Sermoneta, Italy, died after 1605), and Cesare Negri (born c.1535 in Milan, Italy, died c.1604). All three dancing masters contributed detailed treatises on social...
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    Transition from Renaissance Dance to Baroque - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections Although Fabritio Caroso's Italian Renaissance dance treatise Nobiltà di dame (1600; 1605) was translated into Spanish and reissued as late as1630, a new dance style had emerged by the early 1600s. F[rancois] de Lauze's Apologie de la danse, published in France in 1623, noted changes that included turnout from the hip, a description of five feet positions, and exercises to enhance bending (plié) and...
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    Writing of Dance History - An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 - Digital Collections Fascination with the roots of dance has long interested writers, and this online collection begins with M. Burette's 1746 short essay published in Venice. Originally printed in 1736, Prima, e seconda memoria per servire all istoria del ballo degli was primarily concerned with ancient Greek and Roman dance. One of the earliest and more exhaustive attempts at writing a dance history was Louis de...
  • Book/Printed Material
    Dancing and prompting, etiquette and deportment of society and ball room Book. print | 48 p. 17 cm. | [By] Professor Bonstein [pseud.] (Statement Of Responsibility). 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). First three-couples forward and back; all turn partners half round; six forward and back again; all swing partners to places; first two couples...
    • Contributor: White, Smith & Co. - Bonstein (Professor) - Bonstein
    • Date: 1884

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    The German How to give it. How to lead it. How to dance it Book. print | 132 p. 20 cm. | By two amateur leaders. (Statement Of Responsibility). 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). 3477ndash;5
    • Contributor: Jansen, McClurg and Co.
    • Date: 1879

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    The 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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    Manuel du cotillon
    Cotillon, manuel de la danse
    Book. print | 122 p. illus., col. plates. 18 cm. | Folded broadside mounted on back cover: Polka, mazurke, schotisch et valse. Théories réunies et publiées par Eugéne Clément ... Paris, L'auteur [n.d.] illus. 44 1/2 x 40 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...
    • Contributor: Ouachée
    • Date: 1890

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    The princess Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters Book. print | [10] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | "The princess by Mr. Isack"--Leaf [2]. LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. 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 for I. Walsh & I. Hare - Isaac (Mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1710

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    The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1711
    Royal
    Book. print | [12] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. 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 for I. Walsh & I. Hare - Isaac (Mr) - Isaac
    • Date: 1711

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    The Northumberland Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters Book. print | [9] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from the British Museum Catalogue of printed music, 1487-1800. 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 for I. Walsh & I. Hare - Isaac (Mr) - Isaac - Paisible, James
    • Date: 1713

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    The dancer's guide and ball-room companion Book. print | 27 p. 15 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). Address FRANK M. REED, 139 Eighth Street, New York.
    • Contributor: Frank M. Reed
    • Date: 1874

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    Illustrated portfolio of artistic dancing
    Few sketches of the interior and work done at Foreman Hall, Portland, Oregon, 1894-1895
    Biography. Book. print | [22] leaves : ill. ; 24 x 30 cm. | by Mrs. H.A. Foreman. (Statement Of Responsibility). 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.
    • Date: 1894

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    The ball-room manual of contra dances and social cotillons with remarks on quadrilles and Spanish dance Book. print | iv, [5]-30, ii p. 8 cm. | Introduction signed: W. H. Q. 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). 36, Cornhill,…Boston
    • Contributor: H. G. O. Washburn - G. W. Cottrell
    • Date: 1863

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    Assistant for A. Dodworth's pupils Book. print | 48 p. diagrs. 10 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). The word useful is here used with a full sense 0047 48 of its meaning and importance, for we sincerely believe that “our Good Father in Heaven” has given...
    • Contributor: Nesbitt & Co., Printers - Dodworth, Allen
    • Date: 1873

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    Dick's quadrille call-book, and ball-room prompter To which is added a sensible guide to etiquette and proper deportment in the ball and assembly room, besides seventy pages of dance music for the ...
    Quadrille call-book, and ball-room prompter
    Book. print | 230 p. 18 cm. | Music: p. 161-230. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
    • Contributor: Dick & Fitzgerald
    • Date: 1878

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    Assistant for A. Dodworth's pupils Book. print | 64 p. diagrs. 10 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). The word useful is here used with a full sense of its meaning and importance, for we sincerely believe that “Our Good Father in Heaven” has given us this...
    • Contributor: Nesbitt & Co., Printers - Dodworth, Allen
    • Date: 1878

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    Prof. Clendenen's fashionable quadrille book and guide to etiquette
    Fashionable quadrille call book and guide to etiquette | Professor Clendenen's fashionable quadrille book and guide to etiquette
    Book. print | 1 p.l., 62 p. 15 cm. | Cover title. LC copy imperfect: cover wanting. 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). 511
    • Contributor: F.L. Clendenen - Clendenen, F. Leslie (Frank Leslie) - Clendenen, F. Leslie
    • Date: 1895

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