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Book/Printed Material La danse des salons

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  • La danse des salons


  • Originally published in 1847, the manual provides important information on mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Following a format utilized by many manuals, the work begins with introductory comments on dance, followed by a description of the French quadrille. This is folllowed by discussion of round dances--the polka, numerous waltzes including waltze à trois temps and waltze à deux temps--as well as steps and figures for another type of quadrille known as the mazurka quadrille. The manual contains eighty-three figures for a series of dance games, called the cotillon (also known as the German or German cotillon). Nine full-page prints by Gavarini enhance the manual. The manual was published in English as The drawing-room dances (1847).


  • Cellarius, Henri
  • John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Paris : Chez l'auteur, 1849.


  • -  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.
  • -  LAC tnb 2019-07-03 no edits (2 cards)


  • 174 p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .C37
  • GV1751 .C37 1849 Copy 2.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 43028263

Online Format

  • image

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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:

Cellarius, Henri, and John Davis Batchelder Collection. La Danse Des Salons. Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1849. Image.

APA citation style:

Cellarius, H. & John Davis Batchelder Collection. (1849) La Danse Des Salons. Paris: Chez l'auteur. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Cellarius, Henri, and John Davis Batchelder Collection. La Danse Des Salons. Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1849. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.