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  • Dancing,


  • Originally published in 1895, Mrs. Grove's account of dance history was considered one of the most important books on dance during the late nineteenth century. Although based on previously published materials, the book maintained popularity for several decades. Using a formula employed by many writers, Mrs. Grove writes about the dances of antiquity, ritual dances, and the dances of "savages." The remainder of the book is devoted to the dance of many lands and cultures including Scotland, Wales, Hungary, Russia, Lapland, Spain, and Portugal.


  • Frazer, Lady, 1854 or 1855-1941

Created / Published

  • London [etc.] Longmans, Green, 1907.


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


  • -  First edition, 1895.
  • -  Short contributions by Mrs. Wordsworth, Miss Middleton, the Hon. Mrs. Armytage and the Countess of Ancaster.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.


  • xvii, 454 p. front., illus. (incl. music) plates. 19 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1601 .F84 1907
  • The Badminton library of sports and pastimes

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 14020238

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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Frazer, Lady, 1854 Or. Dancing. [London etc. Longmans, Green, 1907] Image.

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Frazer, L. (1907) Dancing. [London etc. Longmans, Green] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Frazer, Lady, 1854 Or. Dancing. [London etc. Longmans, Green, 1907] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.