Book/Printed Material May Christians dance?
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- May Christians dance?
- This is a typical example of the antidance literature that was published during the nineteenth century. Although Brookes provides a weak defense of dancing, his final conclusion is that the large assemblies, indelicate dressing, "unwarrantable freedom of intercourse between the sexes," as well as uncontrolled excitement, leads to a thorough worldliness and, ultimately, to the forgetfulness of God. The manual was reissued in the 1890s under the title The modern dance.
- Brookes, James H. (James Hall), 1830-1897.
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- St. Louis, J. W. McIntyre, 1869.
- - Dance--Religious aspects
- - Antidance Literature
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.
- 143 p. 16 cm.
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- GV1741 .B8
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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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Brookes, James H. May Christians dance?. St. Louis, J. W. McIntyre, 1869. Web.. https://lccn.loc.gov/22004142.
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Brookes, J. H. (1869) May Christians dance?. St. Louis, J. W. McIntyre. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/22004142.
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Brookes, James H. May Christians dance?. St. Louis, J. W. McIntyre, 1869. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/22004142>.