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Book/Printed Material The art of dancing; its theory and practice,

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Title

  • The art of dancing; its theory and practice,

Summary

  • This manual is a good example of the emphasis placed on physical fitness during the early twentieth century and, dancing master Clendenen notes, "we have just won the greatest war known in history ... by efficiency, and physical excellence." The manual encourages teachers to instruct children "correct dancing and health movements." Clendenen describes a wide panorama of movement including pantomime and dramatic posture dances, Greek dancing, Hawaiian arm and Italian body exercises, rhythmic dancing, toe dancing, as well as nature and health exercises. The book also includes steps and choreographies for novelty dances such as "Russian Slavic Dance," "Dance of the Soul," and "Egyptian Posture Dance."

Names

  • Clendenen, F. Leslie (Frank Leslie), 1864-1940

Created / Published

  • [St. Louis, Printed by Arcade Print Shop, 1919]

Headings

  • -  Dance
  • -  Dance Instruction and Physical Culture
  • -  Theatrical Dance

Notes

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

Medium

  • 149, [7] p. front. (port.) illus., plates. 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .C6

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 19009859

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:

Clendenen, F. Leslie. The Art of Dancing; Its Theory and Practice. [St. Louis, Printed by Arcade Print Shop, 1919] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/19009859/.

APA citation style:

Clendenen, F. L. (1919) The Art of Dancing; Its Theory and Practice. [St. Louis, Printed by Arcade Print Shop] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/19009859/.

MLA citation style:

Clendenen, F. Leslie. The Art of Dancing; Its Theory and Practice. [St. Louis, Printed by Arcade Print Shop, 1919] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/19009859/>.