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Book/Printed Material 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 piano Quadrille call-book, and ball-room prompter

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Title

  • 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 piano

Other Title

  • Quadrille call-book, and ball-room prompter

Summary

  • This is a compilation by Dick and Fitzgerald of previously published sources on ballroom dance. Although advertised as a ballroom prompter, only one page is devoted to calling figures in a quadrille. The book contains rudimentary etiquette advice and dance instructions for numerous dances including the grand march, quadrilles, and contradances such as "Virginia Reel," "Pop Goes the Weasel," "Spanish Dance," and "Sicilian Circle." Also described are various round dances such as the polka, polka redowa, modern plain waltz, Boston Dip, varsovienne, and galop. The manual concludes with 104 figures for the popular parlor game, the German (also known as the cotillon).

Created / Published

  • New York, Dick & Fitzgerald [c1878]

Headings

  • -  Ballroom dancing--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • -  Dance music
  • -  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals
  • -  Music for Dance

Notes

  • -  Music: p. 161-230.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images.

Medium

  • 230 p. 18 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .D54 1878

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05035054

Online Format

  • image

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The accompanying videos were produced by the Library of Congress. Note Video Performers for additional credits for video performers.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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:

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 piano. [New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1878] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/05035054/.

APA citation style:

(1878) 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 piano. [New York, Dick & Fitzgerald] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05035054/.

MLA citation style:

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 piano. [New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1878] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05035054/>.