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Topic: ballroom dancing

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A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court: viz. the Richmond, the roundeau, the rigadoon, the favourite, the Spanheim, and the Britannia.

A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court: viz. the Richmond, the...

Dancer, teacher, and theoretician John Weaver (1673-1760) compiled this important collection of choreographies by Mr. Isaac. With melodies composed by James Paisible, the collection contains six ballroom dances... more

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1709 /

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's bir...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fifteen couplet dan... more

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1710 /

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's b...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fifteen couplet dan... more

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1711 /

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The eight couplet dance... more

An essay for the further improvement of dancing; being a collection of figure dances, of several numbers, compos'd by the most eminent masters; describ'd in characters after the newest manner of Monsieur Feuillet.

An essay for the further improvement of dancing; being a collection of...

This is a collection of dances with music in Feuillet notation by numerous eighteenth-century dancing masters including Thomas Caverley, Anthony l'Abbee, Louis-Guillaume Pecour, and Josiah Priest. Designed for ... more

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1712 /

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The eight couplet dance... more

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1713 /

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet natation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composted by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fourteen couplet d... more

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1714 /

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The five couplet dance ... more

La danse
Grown ladies and gentlemen taught to dance!!

Grown ladies and gentlemen taught to dance!!

Print shows a dancing master with violin teaching a man how to bow as two people sit on chairs against the wall, a couple dances, and a man and woman use contraptions to improve their posture. Title from item. ... more

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

The Ball-room instructer [sic]; containing a complete description of c...

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... more

Leaflets of the ball room. Being a sketch of the polka quadrilles, the Baden, mazurka figures &c. &c. to which is appended the music of the celebrated Redowa waltz, now first published in the United States.

Leaflets of the ball room. Being a sketch of the polka quadrilles, the...

Compiled by a publisher and small enough to fit into a pocket, this manual gives directions for polka quadrilles, mazurka quadrilles, and "The New Redowa," all "as taught by Mr. Durang and daughter." Other danc... more

Powell's art of dancing; or, Dancing made easy. For the use of schools.

Powell's art of dancing; or, Dancing made easy. For the use of schools...

In an attempt to inspire his readers who were located far from the United States' urban, eastern cultural centers, Powell notes that dance "has not improved, except in the larger cities." Of primary interest is... more

The ball room guide, being a compendium of the theory, practice, and etiquette of dancing, embracing the newest quadrilles, polkas, waltzes, schottisches, &c., also, the Meyen quadrille,

The ball room guide, being a compendium of the theory, practice, and e...

This manual begins, as do others of the period, with a general introduction that covers the necessity of dancing and a brief history of dance. Declaring that bodily exercise "drives away sorrow and care," the a... more

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.

Howe's complete ball-room hand book, containing upwards of three hundr...

To demonstrate the authority of this manual, the publisher claims the author to be American inventor, Elias Howe. Similar to many other dance manuals published throughout the nineteenth century, this book is a ... more

The last ball of the season / A. Hoppin.

The last ball of the season / A. Hoppin.

Print shows a dance in progress in a ballroom. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 2, no. 60 (1858 February 20), p. 120.

Ball given by the City of New York to the Japan[es]e embassy at the Metropolitan Hotel, June 25, 1860

Ball given by the City of New York to the Japan[es]e embassy at the Me...

Print shows many people seated and standing at a ball in the ballroom of the Metropolitan Hotel, New York City, New York. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 4, no. 183 (1860 June 30), pp. 408-09.

Opera ball
The Ball-room guide. With coloured plates.

The Ball-room guide. With coloured plates.

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, app... more

The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing ...

The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing .....

Reilley's work is a typical example of dance manuals published during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Whereas previous manuals often had many pages devoted to etiquette and deportment, Reilley devot... more

New York City - first annual ball of the Skidmore Guard, a colored military organization, at the Seventh Avenue Germania assembly rooms

New York City - first annual ball of the Skidmore Guard, a colored mil...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1872 Feb. 24, p. 380. Title transcribed from item.

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.

Ball-room dancing without a master, and complete guide to the etiquett...

This manual suggests that anyone can learn to dance without the aid of a teacher. After providing a short discussion on organizing balls, appropriate dress, and etiquette, the book focuses on the popular ballro... more

Coulon's hand-book; containing all the last new and fashionable dances, and also some important remarks on dancing & deportment ...

Coulon's hand-book; containing all the last new and fashionable dances...

This is an expanded version of a manual published under the same title in 1866. It is not known whether or not famed Paris dancing master Coulon actually participated in the assembly of this manual. Most of the... more

The dance of society: a critical analysis of all the standard quadrilles, round dances, 102 figures of le cotillon ("the German"), &c., including dissertations upon time and its accentuation, carriage, style, and other relative matter.

The dance of society: a critical analysis of all the standard quadrill...

This manual was originally published in 1864 with subsequent editions in 1865, 1866, and 1868 when the author noted that many of the dances were no longer fashionable. Typical of other late nineteenth-century m... more

Roberts' manual of fashionable dancing and vade mecum for the ball-room; containing a review and full description of all the modern dances, &c.

Roberts' manual of fashionable dancing and vade mecum for the ball-roo...

Like many European and North American manuals of the nineteenth century, this Australian version is acknowledged by the publisher to be a compilation of other writers' work. To enhance the bookʾs marketability,... more

The royal ball-room guide and etiquette of the drawing-room, containing the newest and most elegant dances and a short history of dancing.

The royal ball-room guide and etiquette of the drawing-room, containin...

Like other nineteenth-century dance manuals, this is a compilation of earlier writings. The book provides a short history of dance, positions of the feet, a glossary of French terms, and suggestions for giving ... more

The prompter's own book; or, Rowe's calls for the ball room. Contains all the latest and best calls necessary for an all night party ...

The prompter's own book; or, Rowe's calls for the ball room. Contains ...

Foreshadowing the growing trend of late nineteenth-century dance manuals to reduce discussion on etiquette, Roweʾs treatise contains absolutely no information on the subject but begins directly with information... more

Cartier and Baron's practical illustrated waltz instructor, ball room guide, and call book. Giving ample directions for dancing every kind of square and round dances, together with cotillons -- including the newest and most popular figures of "the German."

Cartier and Baron's practical illustrated waltz instructor, ball room ...

The author of this manual claims that many books on dance lack simple explanations; this work is advertised as an answer to that criticism. The author has dispensed with "all unnecessary verbiage and figures of... more

New York - Grand ball, for the benefit of the Home for Destitute Children, at the Academy of Music, Brooklyn, Feb. 5th.

New York - Grand ball, for the benefit of the Home for Destitute Child...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, Feb. 21, 1880, p. 457.

Maryland - Grand ball given in the Academy of Music for the benefit of the Nursery and Child's Hospital, Baltimore / from a sketch by Walter Goater.

Maryland - Grand ball given in the Academy of Music for the benefit of...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, April 24, 1880, p. 120.

Cartier's practical illustrated waltz instructor, ball room guide, and call book. Giving ample directions for dancing every kind of square and round dances, together with cotillons--including the newest and most popular figures of "the German."

Cartier's practical illustrated waltz instructor, ball room guide, and...

This is a compilation of previously published materials on the subject of nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Some of the dance descriptions represent popular favorites from past decades, such as the polka and s... more

A full description of modern dances.

A full description of modern dances.

Unlike earlier manuals that contained detailed information on etiquette, this manual reflects the late nineteenth-century trend to shorten or eliminate such information. This manual contains only one-third of a... more

The art of dancing, embracing a full description of the various dances of the present day, together with chapters on etiquette, the benefits and history of dancing.

The art of dancing, embracing a full description of the various dances...

This manual is acknowledged by the author to be a compilation of other sources. In its eight chapters, the work covers etiquette, general instructions for feet positions and bows, the quadrille, contra dances (... more

Elegantní tanečník /

Elegantní tanečník /

This diminutive manual, written in Czech, contains descriptions of popular ballroom dances including the polka, mazurka, waltz, quadrille, and polonaise. Lorenzová demonstrates that late nineteenth-century bal... more