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  • The social dance,


  • This antidance treatise is divided into four parts. The first part discusses the physical effects of the dance, and the author concludes that habitual dancers are sick more often and that women are more prone to "female weaknesses." The second section focuses on the dangers of dance on the mind and concludes that many girls fail in school because they dance too much. In the third section, the author argues that dance is immoral and "fires the passions of young women." The concluding section is devoted to detailing passages in the Scriptures that the author interprets as supporting his arguments.


  • Adams, R. A. (Revels Alcorn), 1869-

Created / Published

  • Kansas City, Kan., The author, c1921.


  • -  Dance
  • -  Antidance Literature


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


  • 32 p. 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1741 .A3

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 21015563

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:

Adams, R. A. The Social Dance. Kansas City, Kan., The author, 1921. Image.

APA citation style:

Adams, R. A. (1921) The Social Dance. Kansas City, Kan., The author. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Adams, R. A. The Social Dance. Kansas City, Kan., The author, 1921. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.