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Book/Printed Material Dancing and prompting, etiquette and deportment of society and ball room

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Title

  • Dancing and prompting, etiquette and deportment of society and ball room

Summary

  • Assembled by Professor Bonstein (pseudonym for Charles A. White) from the writings of others, this manual begins with advice to parents regarding children: "Send them to dancing school and save many a doctor's bill." The etiquette section in this manual is reduced to a section simply called "hints." The author provides advice to prompters and rules for calling quadrilles. Of the many popular ballroom dances performed in the ballroom, only the quadrille, German (also known as the cotillon), and contra dances are discussed.

Names

  • Bonstein (Professor)

Created / Published

  • Boston, White, Smith & Co. [c1884]

Headings

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

Notes

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

Medium

  • 48 p. 17 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .W58

Library of Congress Control Number

  • ca05001776

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:

Bonstein. Dancing and Prompting, Etiquette and Deportment of Society and Ball Room. [Boston, White, Smith & Co, 1884] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca05001776/.

APA citation style:

Bonstein. (1884) Dancing and Prompting, Etiquette and Deportment of Society and Ball Room. [Boston, White, Smith & Co] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca05001776/.

MLA citation style:

Bonstein. Dancing and Prompting, Etiquette and Deportment of Society and Ball Room. [Boston, White, Smith & Co, 1884] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca05001776/>.