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Book/Printed Material Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal figures in the quadrille

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Title

  • Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal figures in the quadrille

Summary

  • One of the most important manuals devoted to the performance of early nineteenth-century quadrilles, Strathy divides this manual into two parts. Part one is an extensive treatment of exercises for the improvement of one's deportment. Part two provides lucid descriptions for more than twenty steps appropriate for the performance of the quadrille, a popular ballroom dance performed by four couples who face each other in a square. Additionally, Strathy provides combinations of steps for the most common figures of the quadrille. The manual concludes with directions, given in French and English, for eleven quadrille figures.

Names

  • Strathy, Alexander

Created / Published

  • Edinburgh, Printed for the author, and sold by F. Pillans [etc.] 1822.

Headings

  • -  Quadrille (Dance)--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • -  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals

Notes

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

Medium

  • vi, [9]-98 p. 2 pl. (incl. front.) 18 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1763 .S78 1822

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 42048497

Online Format

  • image

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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:

Strathy, Alexander. Elements of the Art of Dancing; With a Description of the Principal Figures in the Quadrille. [Edinburgh, Printed for the author, and sold by F. Pillans et, 1822] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/42048497/.

APA citation style:

Strathy, A. (1822) Elements of the Art of Dancing; With a Description of the Principal Figures in the Quadrille. [Edinburgh, Printed for the author, and sold by F. Pillans et] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/42048497/.

MLA citation style:

Strathy, Alexander. Elements of the Art of Dancing; With a Description of the Principal Figures in the Quadrille. [Edinburgh, Printed for the author, and sold by F. Pillans et, 1822] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/42048497/>.