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American Ballroom Companion - Volume 1 Containing 50 Historical Dance Instruction Manuals An American Ballroom Companion presents a collection of over two hundred historical social dance manuals. The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends with Ella Gardner's 1929 Public dance halls, their regulation and place in the recreation of adolescents. Along with dance instruction manuals, this online presentation also includes a significant number of antidance manuals, histories, treatises on etiquette, and items from other conceptual categories. Many of the manuals also provide historical information on theatrical dance. All illuminate the manner in which people have joyfully expressed themselves as they dance for and with one another. Below you will find a detailed of each of the manuals included on this CD. Ball-room dancing without a master, and complete guide to the etiquette, toilet, dress and management of the ball-room; with all the principal dances in popular use. CREATED/PUBLISHED York, Hurst co., c1872 SUMMARY This manual suggests that anyone can learn to dance without the aid of a teacher and, after providing a short discussion on organizing balls, appropriate dress, and etiquette, the book focuses on the popular ballroom dances of the era--quadrilles, polka, schottisch, polka mazurka, and varsoviana. This "do it yourself mentality was common during the late nineteenth century and this particular dance manual was reissued in 1876 under the title Offenbach's dancing without a master. The ball-room guide. With coloured plates. CREATED/PUBLISHED London, F. Warne and co., 1866. SUMMARY Like many other nineteenth-century dance manuals, much of the material in The ball-room guide is not original but borrowed from other sources. The manual opens with discussion on the arrangements for balls, appropriate dress for ladies and gentlemen, and thirteen pages of etiquette. Various dances are described including quadrilles, the waltz, varsoviana, polka and three group dances, "The Spanish Dance," "Temp te," and "Sir Roger de Coverly." The manual concludes with a glossary of terminology used in ballroom dance. The Ball-room instructer ! ; containing a complete of cotillons and other popular dances ... CREATED/PUBLISHED York, Huestis Craft, 1841. SUMMARY This manual, small enough to fit into a pocket, declares 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 and it begins with a discussion on etiquette followed by 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. The ball-room manual of contra dances and social cotillons, with remarks on quadrilles and Spanish dance. CREATED/PUBLISHED Belfast, Me., H. G. O. Washburn; Boston, G. W. Cottrell, 1863. SUMMARY The publisher of this tiny manual (called a "vest pocket edition") notes that of the many books available to the dancing public, few contain "the good old contra dances of our ancestors." To remedy the situation, the manual gives figures for fifty-six English country dances, group dances consisting of figures performed by a column of men facing a column of women. Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche = Das Tanzb 1/4chlein der Margarete von -sterreich : vollst ndige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Handschrift MS 9085 aus dem Besitz der Biblioth que royale Albert Ier, Bruxelles. Kommentarband / mit Beitr gen von Claudine Lemaire, Claude Thiry, Victor Gavenda. Lemaire, Claudine. CREATED/PUBLISHED Graz, Austria : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1988. SUMMARY This is a facsimile reproduction with additional commentary of a rare fifteenth-century source for the bassedanse, a Burgundian court dance. Known as Brussels manuscript 9085, it consists of twenty-five parchment leaves on black paper with gold rules and calligraphic initials in silver. Seventeen folios contain specific music and choreographies in the earliest known dance notation. Beadle's dime ball-room companion and guide to dancing. Comprising rules of etiquette, hints on private parties, toilettes for the ball-room, etc. Also, a synopsis of round and square dances, dictionary of French terms, etc. CREATED/PUBLISHED York, Beadle and company c1868 SUMMARY This manual is typical of books that were assembled by publishers to be dissminated to a broad mass market. It is a compilation of many treatises covering etiquette, dress and demeanor, and describes the popular ballroom dances of the era--quadrille, waltz, schottisch, and polka. Constitution of the Va. Polytechnic Institute German Club. Virginia Polytechnic Institute. German Club. OTHER TITLES Constitution of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute German Club CREATED/PUBLISHED Blacksburg , The Institute, 1917 SUMMARY This revised constitution lists the objectives of a club organized to hold dances that consisted solely of the German, a popular parlor game wherein the participants performed a series of party games to music. The constitution lists the duties of the officers and standing committees, which included committees for refreshments, invitations, reception, and music. Part of the constitution noted that "no member of the Club shall drink any intoxicating liquor within twenty-four hours immediately preceding the event ." Contredanses; des figures, plan des figures OTHER TITLES Plaisirs de l'Arquebuse Recueil de danses CREATED/PUBLISHED Paris, 17-- SUMMARY This is a bound collection of over eighty-five late eighteenth-century contredanses and contredanse variants such as contredanse francaise; contredanse allemande; and contredanse anglaise, each choreographed by well-known dancing masters and dancers including Philip Desnoyers, Marie Allard, Landrin, and Denis. Each contredanse consists of a title page, a page for of the figures, another for the floor plan, and a fourth page for the music. Although most contredanses were designed for four couples facing in a square, this collection contains dances for up to twelve performers. The dance, ancient and modern / translated from the French by Arabella E. Moore. CREATED/PUBLISHED Philadelphia, Pa. : A. Moore, 1900. SUMMARY Translated from French by Arabella E. Moore, this is an example of the growing body of historiographical texts that began to appear in the late 1890s into the turn of the twentieth century. The work borrows heavily from previously published materials for sections on primitive and ancient dances. As with other authors of this era, "modern dances" are considered to be pavane, gavot, rigodon, and minuet. In keeping with a renewed interest in the reconstruction of Renaissance and Baroque dances, the manual includes a chapter, "Revival of Popular Old Dances." A chapter on "contemporary dances" includes polka quadrilles, Boston, mazurka, and cotillon (also known as the German). The dancer's guide and ball-room companion. CREATED/PUBLISHED York, F. M. Reed c1874 SUMMARY This manual is a compilation of previously published materials. The guide begins with a brief of the necessary arrangements for a ball, appropriate dress for men and women, and ballroom etiquette. The work continues with dances such as the quadrille, waltz, varsoviana, polka, schottisch, "Cellarius Waltz," and dances for larger groups of dancers--"Spanish Dance," "La Tempete," and "Sir Roger de Coverley." The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances, with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin. The 10th ed. corrected; with addition of several dances and tunes never before printed. CREATED/PUBLISHED London Printed by J. Heptinstall, for H. Playford, 1698. SUMMARY Originally published in 1650 under the title of The English dancing master, this work went through numerous editions from 1652 to 1728. Compiled by John Playford (1623-1687), a publisher of music books, the treatise is considered an important work on English country dances, a form of dance where couples perform a series of set patterns. In this tenth edition, Henry Playford notes that he has made corrections and added several dances and tunes. The work utilizes a rudimentary dance notation and page one of the treatise is devoted to an explanation of the symbols. Part one contains 215 dances; part two has 46 dances and additional music for "A spanish entry and saraband," as danced by Monsieur L'Abbe. Appropriate music, in the form of a treble line, is provided for each dance. Most of the dances are designated for longways sets of three couples, four couples, or "as many as will." The dancing-master; or, Directions for dancing countrydances, with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin. Vol. the 2d. The 4th ed., containing 360 of the choicest old and tunes now used at court, and other publick places. The whole work rev. and done on the new-ty'd-note, and much more correct than any former editions. Playford, John, 1623-1686? pub. CREATED/PUBLISHED London, Printed by W. Pearson and sold by J. Young, 1728. SUMMARY Originally published in 1651 under the title of The English dancing master, the work went through numerous editions from 1652 to 1728. Compiled by John Playford (1623-1687), a publisher of music books, the treatise is consider an important work on English country dances, a form of dance where couples perform a series of set patterns. The work utilizes a rudimentary dance notation and page one of the treatise is devoted to an explanation of the symbols. Each of the 360 dances contained in this last edition is given appropriate music, in the form of a treble line. Most of the dances are designated for longways sets of three couples, four couples, or as many as will. Dancing and prompting, etiquette and deportment of society and ball room. By Professor Bonstein pseud. Bonstein, Professor. CREATED/PUBLISHED Boston, Chicago etc. White, Smith co. c1884 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. Dick's quadrille call-book, and ball-room prompter ... To which is added a sensible guide to etiquette and proper deportment in the ball and assembly room, besides seventy pages of dance music for the piano. CREATED/PUBLISHED York, Dick Fitzgerald c1878 SUMMARY This is a compilation by Dick and Fitzgerald of previously published sources on ballroom dance. Although advertised as a ballroom prompter, only one page is devoted to calling figures in a quadrille. The book contains rudimentary etiquette advice and dance instructions for numerous dances including the grand march, quadrilles, contradances such as "Virginia Reel," "Pop Goes the Weasel," "Spanish Dance," and "Sicilian Circle." Also described are various round dances such as the polka, polka redowa, modern plain waltz, Boston Dip, varsovienne, and galop. The manual concludes with 104 figures for the popular parlor game, the German (also known as the cotillon). The gentleman lady's companion; containing, the newest cotillions and country dances; to which is added, instances of ill manners, to be carefully avoided by youth of both sexes ... CREATED/PUBLISHED Norwich, Printed by J. Trumbull, 1798. SUMMARY The etiquette section of this manual anticipates many nineteenth-century concerns regarding decorum and bodily control and some of the ill manners described include "swinging the arms, and all other awkward gestures" and "leaning on the shoulder, or chair of another person." The manual provides nine figures for the cotillon, a precursor to the quadrille consisting of a series of figures known as changes that were performed alternately with the cotillon figure. The manual also gives the figures for seventy-nine English country dances, a popular group dance performed by a column of men facing a column of women. The german. How to give it. How to lead it. How to dance it. By two amateur leaders. CREATED/PUBLISHED Chicago, Jansen, McClurg and company, 1879. SUMMARY This manual, which is devoted entirely to performance of the popular parlor game, describes the duties of the hostess ("remove all unnecessary furniture"), appropriate music, refreshments, and choosing a leader. Also included is a section on etiquette for guests participating in the German (also known as the cotillon). More than forty figures are described. How to dance. A complete ball-room and party guide. Containing all the latest figures, together with old-fashioned and contra dances now in general use. Also, a guide to ballroom etiquette, toilets, and general useful information for dancers. CREATED/PUBLISHED York, Tousey Small, 1878. SUMMARY Designed for people, who never learned to dance either because of bashfulness or lack of time or money, this manual covers the bare necessities of dress, introductions, and general etiquette. s are also provided for quadrilles, schottisch, polka, redowa, waltz, several country dances. The manual concludes with rules for the supper room and advice to waltzers. Immorality of modern dances, ed. by Beryl and associates ... CREATED/PUBLISHED York, Everitt and Francis co. etc. 1904. SUMMARY This antidance work is typical of the genre of dance writing that has its roots in published works reaching far back into the Renaissanc

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