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Book/Printed Material The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing Terpsichore / Vade mecum

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Title

  • The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing

Other Title

  • Terpsichore
  • Vade mecum

Summary

  • Reilley's work is a typical example of dance manuals published during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Whereas previous manuals often had many pages devoted to etiquette and deportment, Reilley devotes but two paragraphs, noting that he was leaving the rest to the "good sense and nature" of his readers. The manual provides an extensive history of dance from the Greeks and Romans to the courts of Italy and France to the dances of aboriginal American Indians. Demonstrating the centuryʾs growing interest in physical education, Reilley provides a detailed section on exercise. The manual gives descriptions of the popular ballroom dances of the era--quadrilles, waltz, schottisch, and polka.

Names

  • Reilley, E. B.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia, J. Nicholas, Printer, 1870.

Headings

  • -  Ballroom dancing--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • -  Dance--History
  • -  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals
  • -  Theatrical Dance

Notes

  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.

Medium

  • 231 p. front., illus. 16 x 12 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .R36

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05029192

Online Format

  • image

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Video Performers

Performers for the October 1997 Great Hall event: Dancers

Members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Charles Garth, James Martin, Maris Wolff. Musicians - members of The Library of Congress Centennial Cotillion Brass Band, Emerson Head and Robert Sheldon, Leaders (Members, Metro Washington D.C. Federation of Musicians Local 161-710, AFM.)

Performers for the Coolidge Auditorium clips: Dancers

Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird. Musicians - Boris Gurevitch (piano), Susan Manus (violin).

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Chicago citation style:

Reilley, E. B. The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing. Philadelphia, J. Nicholas, Printer, 1870. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/05029192/.

APA citation style:

Reilley, E. B. (1870) The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing. Philadelphia, J. Nicholas, Printer. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05029192/.

MLA citation style:

Reilley, E. B. The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing. Philadelphia, J. Nicholas, Printer, 1870. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05029192/>.