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Book/Printed Material The Ball-room instructer [sic]; containing a complete description of cotillons and other popular dances, with illustrations Ball-room instructer / Ball-room instructor

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Title

  • The Ball-room instructer [sic]; containing a complete description of cotillons and other popular dances, with illustrations

Other Title

  • Ball-room instructer
  • Ball-room instructor

Summary

  • This manual, small enough to fit into a pocket, declares that it contains "all the information which is interesting to the world of dancing" [p. 5]. In fact, like many nineteenth-century dance manuals, the text is heavily borrowed from numerous sources and compiled by a publisher. Its format is common for this type of manual. It begins with a discussion on etiquette followed by a description of quadrilles--popular group dances performed by four couples facing in a square. Although the waltz was a staple of the mid-nineteenth-century ballroom, it is not discussed in this manual.

Created / Published

  • New York, Huestis & Craft, 1841.

Headings

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

Notes

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

Medium

  • 46 p. incl. front., illus. 13 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1763 .B18

Library of Congress Control Number

  • ca05001761

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:

The Ball-room instructer sic; containing a complete description of cotillons and other popular dances, with illustrations. New York, Huestis & Craft, 1841. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca05001761/.

APA citation style:

(1841) The Ball-room instructer sic; containing a complete description of cotillons and other popular dances, with illustrations. New York, Huestis & Craft. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca05001761/.

MLA citation style:

The Ball-room instructer sic; containing a complete description of cotillons and other popular dances, with illustrations. New York, Huestis & Craft, 1841. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca05001761/>.