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Book/Printed Material J.W. Pepper's universal dancing master, prompter's call book and violinist's guide : containing a description of all the figures and full explanation of the different steps used in dancing, together with the music of all the principal dances, arranged for violin, with the prompter's calls printed on each dance just where they occur in dancing Universal dancing master, prompter's call book and violinist's guide / Prompter's call book

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Title

  • J.W. Pepper's universal dancing master, prompter's call book and violinist's guide : containing a description of all the figures and full explanation of the different steps used in dancing, together with the music of all the principal dances, arranged for violin, with the prompter's calls printed on each dance just where they occur in dancing

Other Title

  • Universal dancing master, prompter's call book and violinist's guide
  • Prompter's call book

Summary

  • This manual is a compilation of previously published materials and its contents are typical of similar books published during the 1880s. The standard etiquette for balls has been reduced to simple rules; for example, "A lady should not attend a public ball without an escort." The manual continues with a discussion of the quadrille and round dances, including the waltz, Boston dip, Berlin, and polka. This edition is an excellent source; over seventy pages of violin music are included.

Names

  • Carpenter, Lucien O.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia, Pa. : J.W. Pepper, c1882.

Headings

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

Notes

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

Medium

  • 110 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .C29 1882b

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 82175214

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:

Carpenter, Lucien O. J.W. Pepper's universal dancing master, prompter's call book and violinist's guide: containing a description of all the figures and full explanation of the different steps used in dancing, together with the music of all the principal dances, arranged for violin, with the prompter's calls printed on each dance just where they occur in dancing. Philadelphia, Pa.: J.W. Pepper, 1882. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/82175214/.

APA citation style:

Carpenter, L. O. (1882) J.W. Pepper's universal dancing master, prompter's call book and violinist's guide: containing a description of all the figures and full explanation of the different steps used in dancing, together with the music of all the principal dances, arranged for violin, with the prompter's calls printed on each dance just where they occur in dancing. Philadelphia, Pa.: J.W. Pepper. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/82175214/.

MLA citation style:

Carpenter, Lucien O. J.W. Pepper's universal dancing master, prompter's call book and violinist's guide: containing a description of all the figures and full explanation of the different steps used in dancing, together with the music of all the principal dances, arranged for violin, with the prompter's calls printed on each dance just where they occur in dancing. Philadelphia, Pa.: J.W. Pepper, 1882. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/82175214/>.