Book/Printed Material Image 98 of Howe's complete ball-room hand book containing upwards of three hundred dances, including all the latest and most fashionable dances ... with elegant illustrations, and full explanation and every variety of the latest and most approved figures, and calls for the different changes, and rules on deportment and the toilet, and the etiquette of dancing

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96

POLKA, CONTRA DANCES.

HOHNSTOCKS POLKA.

First two couples balance, half right and left—balance again, half right and left—first couple polka down the centre back and cast off—right and left four.

SULTAN POLKA.

First lady followed by first gentleman (with arms akimbo) polka down the centre and up the outside to place—first gentleman down the centre followed by first lady, up the outside to place—first couple down the centre, back and cast off—right and left.

JENNY LIND POLKA.

First two couples balance and turn—two couples polka down the centre, first couple up outside ladies side (second couple at same time up outside on gentlemens side)—cross right hands half round, left hands back—half promenade—half right and left to place.

BADEN-BADEN POLKA.

First couples down the outside, back—down the centre, back and east off one couple—first and second couple polka around each other—right and left.

GERMAN POLKA.

First couples give right hands across, left hands back—two couples down the centre first couple up outside on ladies side (second couple on gentlemen's side at same time) four swing half round, polka to place—half promenade, half right and left to places.

COLOGNE POLKA.

First and second ladies join hands and polka across and back, (gentleman single on the outside at the same time), first and second gentleman join hands and polka across and back (ladies on the outside at the same time), first couple polka down the centre and back—first two couples polka quite round each other to places.

Either or all of the above can end with “all Polk around the Hall .”

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Title
Howe's complete ball-room hand book containing upwards of three hundred dances, including all the latest and most fashionable dances ... with elegant illustrations, and full explanation and every variety of the latest and most approved figures, and calls for the different changes, and rules on deportment and the toilet, and the etiquette of dancing
Other Title
Complete ball-room hand book
Contributor Names
Howe, Elias -- 1820-1895
Created / Published
Ditson & Co., Boston, c1858], monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Ballroom dancing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
-  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals
Genre
book
Notes
-  By Elias Howe, assisted by several eminent professors of dancing. (statement of responsibility)
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)
Form
print
electronic resource
remote
Extent
118 p. illus. 16 cm.
Repository
Music Division
Library of Congress Control Number
05026433
Language
English
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online text
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Book. print | 118 p. illus. 16 cm. | By Elias Howe, assisted by several eminent professors of dancing. (Statement Of Responsibility). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Lyon & Healy, Chicago.
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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:

Howe, Elias. Howe's Complete Ball-Room Hand Book Containing Upwards of Three Hundred Dances, Including All the Latest and Most Fashionable Dances ... With Elegant Illustrations, and Full Explanation and Every Variety of the Latest and Most Approved Figures, and Calls for the Different Changes, and Rules on Deportment and the Toilet, and the Etiquette of Dancing. [Ditson & Co., Boston, monographic, 1858] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/05026433/.

APA citation style:

Howe, E. (1858) Howe's Complete Ball-Room Hand Book Containing Upwards of Three Hundred Dances, Including All the Latest and Most Fashionable Dances ... With Elegant Illustrations, and Full Explanation and Every Variety of the Latest and Most Approved Figures, and Calls for the Different Changes, and Rules on Deportment and the Toilet, and the Etiquette of Dancing. [Ditson & Co., Boston, monographic] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05026433/.

MLA citation style:

Howe, Elias. Howe's Complete Ball-Room Hand Book Containing Upwards of Three Hundred Dances, Including All the Latest and Most Fashionable Dances ... With Elegant Illustrations, and Full Explanation and Every Variety of the Latest and Most Approved Figures, and Calls for the Different Changes, and Rules on Deportment and the Toilet, and the Etiquette of Dancing. [Ditson & Co., Boston, monographic, 1858] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05026433/>.