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Book/Printed Material Dancing made easy,

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  • Dancing made easy,


  • This is an expanded version of Coll's book that was originally published c. 1919. Beginning with an account of dance history ranging from the ancient Greeks to late nineteenth-century dance, Coll declares that some of "most up to the minute dances" include the Carter Waltz and the Schottisch Espagnole. The author also discusses foxtrot variations and the Virginia Reel, and provides some cotillon figures (also known as the German). The dances described by Coll were long out of fashion by 1922.


  • Coll, Charles J.
  • Rosiere, Gabrielle, joint author

Created / Published

  • New York, E. J. Clode [c1922]


  • -  Ballroom dancing--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • -  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals


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


  • 3 p.l., 11-277 p. front. (port.) illus., diagrs. 19 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .C65 1922
  • Made easy series

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 22015822

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:

Coll, Charles J, and Gabrielle Rosiere. Dancing Made Easy. [New York, E. J. Clode, 1922] Image.

APA citation style:

Coll, C. J. & Rosiere, G. (1922) Dancing Made Easy. [New York, E. J. Clode] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Coll, Charles J, and Gabrielle Rosiere. Dancing Made Easy. [New York, E. J. Clode, 1922] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.