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  • Dancing at home and abroad

Other Title

  • Dancing academy


  • Cleveland's manual opens with an interesting account of the building blocks required for setting up a successful private dancing academy. He includes discussion on the architectural requirements, music, progress of students, hours and division of classes, dealing with children, and how to manage balls. The second part of the manual covers "fashionable dances," and the author describes quadrilles, the "Boston Waltz," and twenty-nine figures for the German (also known as cotillon), a group dance comprised of a series of party games.


  • Cleveland, C. H., Jr

Created / Published

  • Boston, O. Ditson & Co., c1878.


  • -  Ballroom dancing--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • -  Dance schools
  • -  Dance
  • -  Dance Instruction and Physical Culture


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


  • 104 p. 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .C63

Library of Congress Control Number

  • ca05001946

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:

Cleveland, C. H., Jr. Dancing at Home and Abroad. Boston, O. Ditson & Co, 1878. Image.

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Cleveland, C. H. (1878) Dancing at Home and Abroad. Boston, O. Ditson & Co. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Cleveland, C. H., Jr. Dancing at Home and Abroad. Boston, O. Ditson & Co, 1878. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.