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Book/Printed Material The royal ball-room guide and etiquette of the drawing-room, containing the newest and most elegant dances and a short history of dancing Royal ball-room guide

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Title

  • The royal ball-room guide and etiquette of the drawing-room, containing the newest and most elegant dances and a short history of dancing

Other Title

  • Royal ball-room guide

Summary

  • Like other nineteenth-century dance manuals, this is a compilation of earlier writings. The book provides a short history of dance, positions of the feet, a glossary of French terms, and suggestions for giving balls including an admonishment to have enough waiters at the supper table. Indicating the decade's growing interest in elaborate balls, Radestock suggests one waiter for each two persons. The section on etiquette has been reduced to thirty-three short rules, and the manual describes most of the popular ballroom dances--quadrille, waltz, schottisch--and a variety of country dances.

Names

  • Radestock, Rudolph

Created / Published

  • London, W. Walker and Sons [pref. 1877]

Headings

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

Notes

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

Medium

  • x, [11]-95 p. front. 13 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1593 .R3

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 42045170

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Radestock, Rudolph. The Royal Ball-Room Guide and Etiquette of the Drawing-Room, Containing the Newest and Most Elegant Dances and a Short History of Dancing. [London, W. Walker and Sons pref, 1877] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/42045170/.

APA citation style:

Radestock, R. (1877) The Royal Ball-Room Guide and Etiquette of the Drawing-Room, Containing the Newest and Most Elegant Dances and a Short History of Dancing. [London, W. Walker and Sons pref] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/42045170/.

MLA citation style:

Radestock, Rudolph. The Royal Ball-Room Guide and Etiquette of the Drawing-Room, Containing the Newest and Most Elegant Dances and a Short History of Dancing. [London, W. Walker and Sons pref, 1877] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/42045170/>.