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Book/Printed Material Guide du bon danseur

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  • Guide du bon danseur


  • This manual contains directions for dances that were popular during at the end of the nineteenth century, including the Berline, Badoise polka, and Les Patineurs. Botallo also includes directions for several specialty dances such as "La Marocaine" and "Danse des Tambourins." The author includes many quadrille and cotillon figures, although neither dance was often performed in the ballroom by 1912. Acknowledging that other dances were more popular, the author includes three figures for a Tango-Argentine.


  • Bottallo, B.-G. (Barthélemy-G.)

Created / Published

  • [Paris, Imp. Jouve & cie, 1912]


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


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


  • x, 187 p., 1 l. illus., port. 16 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1593 .B6

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 12027620

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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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Bottallo, B.-G. Guide Du Bon Danseur. [Paris, Imp. Jouve & cie, 1912] Web..

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Bottallo, B. (1912) Guide Du Bon Danseur. [Paris, Imp. Jouve & cie] [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Bottallo, B.-G. Guide Du Bon Danseur. [Paris, Imp. Jouve & cie, 1912] Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.