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Book/Printed Material The danciad; or, Dancer's monitor. Being a descriptive sketch in verse, on the different styles and methods of dancing quadrilles, waltzes, country dances, &c. &c. ... Together with observations on the laws regarding dancing, with extracts from the Acts of Parliament relating thereto. Dancer's monitor

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Title

  • The danciad; or, Dancer's monitor. Being a descriptive sketch in verse, on the different styles and methods of dancing quadrilles, waltzes, country dances, &c. &c. ... Together with observations on the laws regarding dancing, with extracts from the Acts of Parliament relating thereto.

Other Title

  • Dancer's monitor

Summary

  • Written in verse as a dramatic play in two parts, Thomas Wilson, dancing master to the King's Theatre, comments on the state of teaching, public balls, and the character of many dance instructors. Nearly every page contains additional remarks in the form of footnotes, ranging from an abstract of the 1752 Act of Parliament on illegal dancing to a long discourse on English country dancing and quadrilles.

Names

  • Wilson, Thomas, dancing master.

Created / Published

  • London, The Author, 1824.

Headings

  • -  Dance
  • -  Dance Instruction and Physical Culture

Notes

  • -  Diagram of quadrille dancer positions on the final page ends in mid-sentence; no other pages following.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.

Medium

  • 2 p.l., xxi, 208 p. 18 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1599 .W5

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 16004316

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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:

Wilson, Thomas, Dancing Master. The danciad; or, Dancer's monitor. Being a descriptive sketch in verse, on the different styles and methods of dancing quadrilles, waltzes, country dances, &c. &c... Together with observations on the laws regarding dancing, with extracts from the Acts of Parliament relating thereto. London, The Author, 1824. Web.. https://lccn.loc.gov/16004316.

APA citation style:

Wilson, T. (1824) The danciad; or, Dancer's monitor. Being a descriptive sketch in verse, on the different styles and methods of dancing quadrilles, waltzes, country dances, &c. &c... Together with observations on the laws regarding dancing, with extracts from the Acts of Parliament relating thereto. London, The Author. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/16004316.

MLA citation style:

Wilson, Thomas, Dancing Master. The danciad; or, Dancer's monitor. Being a descriptive sketch in verse, on the different styles and methods of dancing quadrilles, waltzes, country dances, &c. &c... Together with observations on the laws regarding dancing, with extracts from the Acts of Parliament relating thereto. London, The Author, 1824. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/16004316>.