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Book/Printed Material A history of dancing

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Title

  • A history of dancing

Summary

  • St. Johnston claims that his book fills a gap in the documentation of dance history and confesses he knows of only three books on the subject, those by Gaston Vuillier, Edward Scott, and John Weaver. The work contains much of the same information found in numerous other historiographies of the era. The author considers the birth of stage dancing to be Kate Vaughan's "Skirt Dance." Another opinion expressed by St. Johnston is the erroneous notion that the quadrille was one of the dances that directly followed the minuet. As was common during this era, the author maintains a strict western bias with chapter titles such as "Quaint Dances in Civilized Countries."

Names

  • St.-Johnston, Reginald, Sir, 1881-1950

Created / Published

  • London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., 1906.

Headings

  • -  Dance--History
  • -  Dance History and Theory
  • -  Theatrical Dance

Notes

  • -  "Literature": p. 194-195.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.

Medium

  • 197 p. front., plates, ports. 24 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1601 .S3

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 07026476

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:

St.-Johnston, Reginald, Sir. A History of Dancing. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co, 1906. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/07026476/.

APA citation style:

St.-Johnston, R. (1906) A History of Dancing. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/07026476/.

MLA citation style:

St.-Johnston, Reginald, Sir. A History of Dancing. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co, 1906. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/07026476/>.