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Topic: dance instruction and technical manuals

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Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattati; nel primo de' quali si dimostra la diuersità de i nomi, che si danno à gli atti; & mouimenti, che interuengons ne i balli: & con molte regole si dichiara come debbano farsi. Nel secondo s'insegnano diuerse sorti di balli, & balletti sì all' vso d'Italia, come à quello di Francia, & Spagna. Ornato di molte figure. Et con l'intauolatura di liuto nella sonata di ciascun ballo, & il soprano della musica alla maggior parte di essi. Opera nuouamente mandata in luce ...

Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattat...

This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, ... more

Orchesographie. Et traicte en forme de dialogve, par leqvel tovtes personnes pevvent facilement apprendre & practiquer l'honneste exercice des dances.

Orchesographie. Et traicte en forme de dialogve, par leqvel tovtes per...

Written by a French cleric, Jehan Tabourot, in the form of a dialogue between a dancing master and his student and originally published in 1588, this manual is an important tool in the understanding of late six... more

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, libro, altra volta, chiamato Il ballarino. Nuouamente dal proprio auttore corretto, ampliato di nuoui balli, di belle regole, & alla perfetta theorica ridotto: con le creanze necessarie à caualieri, e dame. Aggiontoui il basso, & il soprano della musica: & con l'intauolatura del liuto à ciascun ballo. Ornato di vaghe & bellissime figure in rame ...

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, libro, altra vol...

In this significant manual detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance, dancing master Caroso redefines and, in some cases, corrects information found in his first treatise, Il ballarino (1581). The manual g... more

Per. receüil [sic] de danses de bal pour l'année 1703.

Per. receüil [sic] de danses de bal pour l'année 1703.

This treatise contains two duets choreographed by French dancer and choreographer Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c. 1653-1729) and notated in the eighteenth-century notation system first published by Raoul-Auger Feuil... more

Recüeil de dances contenant un tres grand nombres, des meillieures entrées de ballet de Mr. Pecour, tant pour homme que pour femmes, dont la plus grande partie ont été dancées à l'Opera.

Recüeil de dances contenant un tres grand nombres, des meillieures ent...

This treatise includes six solo dances for women; eight for men; and seventeen duets for a man and a woman, two women, or two men, all choreographed by French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c... more

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

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toutes sortes de danses de ville ...

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toute...

The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an imp... more

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toutes sortes de danses de ville ...

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toute...

The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an imp... more

The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the manner of performing all steps in ball dancing is made easy by a new and familiar method. In two parts ... The whole containing sixty figures drawn from the life, and curiously engraved on copper plates.

The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the mann...

This is a translation of one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance--Pierre Rameau's 1725 Le maître a danser. Translated by English dancer and writer John Es... more

The art of dancing explained by reading and figures; whereby the manner of performing the steps is made easy by a new and familiar method:

The art of dancing explained by reading and figures; whereby the manne...

The title page indicates the book was completed in 1724. However, the cost of the thirty-five full-page plates precluded publication until 1735. In this treatise of two parts, Tomlinson (c. 1690-1753?) sets for... more

Le maître a danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas ...

Le maître a danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differen...

Originally published in 1725 and reissued in 1734 and 1748 by French dancing master and writer Pierre Rameau (1674-1748), this is one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth... more

Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se danse chez la Reine ...

Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se danse chez l...

This is a collection of twelve contredanses, figure-dances performed by four couples and popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Unlike other published accounts that describe a single figure for... more

Receuil danglaise : arrangees avec leurs traits telle quel se danse, ché la Reine /

Receuil danglaise : arrangees avec leurs traits telle quel se danse, c...

This is a collection of nine English country dances with directions for the figures and appropriate music for a treble instrument. The English country dance was imported into France during the early eighteenth-... more

Le répertoire des bals, ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites d'une maniere aisée avec des figures démonstratives pour les pouvoir danser facilement, auxquelles on a ajouté les airs notés.

Le répertoire des bals, ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites...

This is a bound collection of contredanses, figured group dances for four or more couples that were popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Each dance is described on four pages: a title page th... more

Traité sur l'art de la danse, dédié á Monsieur Gardel, l'ainé ...

Traité sur l'art de la danse, dédié á Monsieur Gardel, l'ainé ...

This instructional manual describes Baroque dance steps and their correlation with music using the notation system published by Raoul-Auger Feuillet in 1700. Additionally, the manual contains information on the... more

Méthode pour exercer l'oreille a la mesure, dans l'art de la danse.

Méthode pour exercer l'oreille a la mesure, dans l'art de la danse.

In part one of this treatise, Bacquoy-Guédon (fl. 1780) presents a short history of dance as well as arguments in favor of dancing. The focus of this section is devoted to performance of contredanses and minue... more

The quadrille and cotillion panorama, or, Treatise on quadrille dancing, in two parts: with an explanation, in French and English, of all the quadrille & cotillion figures generally adopted, as described by diagrams on the plate,

The quadrille and cotillion panorama, or, Treatise on quadrille dancin...

Originally published c. 1818, this second edition of 1822 contains an opening three-color-fold-out and nine plates. In this treatise, Wilson analyzes the figures and components of the quadrille--a figured ballr... more

Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to the practice of dancing ... Intended as hints to the young teachers of the art of dancing.

Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to th...

This manual begins with a discussion on the importance of dance for youth and outlines the origins of dance. Although much of the historical and theoretical text is borrowed from other dance writers--notably Gi... more

An analysis of country dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ever used in country dances, in a way so easy and familiar, that persons of the meanest capacity may in a short time acquire (without the aid of a master) a complete knowledge of that rational and polite amusement. To which are added, instructions for dancing some entire new reels; together with the rules, regulations, and complete etiquette of the ball room.

An analysis of country dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ...

This is the first of several books published by Wilson on the subject of English country dancing. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was one ... more

An analysis of country dancing, wherein all the figures used in that polite amusement are rendered familiar by engraved lines. Containing also, directions for composing almost any number of figures to one tune, with some entire new reels; together with the complete etiquette of the ball-room.

An analysis of country dancing, wherein all the figures used in that p...

Designed for "those who possess no knowledge whatsoever of country-dancing," the manual uses text, tables, and color-coded diagrams to explain the figures for English country dances. Performed as a series of fi... more

The complete system of English country dancing, containing all the figures ever used in English country dancing, with a variety of new figures, and new reels ...

The complete system of English country dancing, containing all the fig...

Originally published in 1808 and expanded in 1811 under the title An analysis of country dancing, this edition borrows extensively from earlier editions. As with earlier editions, the figures for English count... more

The treasures of Terpsichore; or, A companion for the ball-room. Being a collection of all the most popular English country dances, arrange alphabetically, with proper figures to each dance.

The treasures of Terpsichore; or, A companion for the ball-room. Being...

One of several treatises devoted to English country dancing by Thomas Wilson, dancing master to the King's Theatre, this manual consists of an alphabetical listing of country dances and their figures. Lamenting... more

Elements and principles of the art of dancing, as used in the polite and fashionable circles: also rules of deportment and descriptions of manners of civility, appertaining to that art: from the French of J. H. G. ...

Elements and principles of the art of dancing, as used in the polite a...

A translation of Gourdoux-Daux's Principes de la danse (Paris, 1804 and 1811), this manual is important for its description of steps and step sequences appropriate in the performance of the popular ballroom dan... more

A translation of nine of the most fashionable quadrilles, consisting of fifty French country dances, as performed in England and Scotland. With explanatory notes. To which are prefixed, a few observations on the style, &c. of the quadrille, the English country dance, and the Scotch reel.

A translation of nine of the most fashionable quadrilles, consisting o...

The three chapters that make up this manual are devoted to the merits and performance of the French quadrille, a popular ballroom dance performed by four couples who face each other in a square. In recognizing ... more

Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal figures in the quadrille.

Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal fi...

One of the most important manuals devoted to the performance of early nineteenth-century quadrilles, Strathy divides this manual into two parts. Part one is an extensive treatment of exercises for the improveme... more

The code of Terpsichore : the art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times ... /

The code of Terpsichore : the art of dancing, comprising its theory an...

This is one of several books written by Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Blasis (1803-1878). It covers the history and theory of dance, pantomime, the composition of ballets, and contains a section dev... more

Letters on dancing, reducing this elegant and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles ...

Letters on dancing, reducing this elegant and healthful exercise to ea...

This manual is considered one of the most important discussions regarding the style and steps of early Romantic ballet. A dancer and dancing master, Théleur (née Taylor; fl. c. 1817-c. 1844), wrote his manual... more

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 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

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

Clog dancing made easy. The elements and practice of that art arranged, simplified and corrected, with examples.

Clog dancing made easy. The elements and practice of that art arranged...

This manual contains instructions for twelve steps that, according to the author, can be learned by practicing two hours a day. Libretti and music are provided for three musical comedy sketches that require clog dancing.

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

Le cotillon et les quadrilles actuels; traité théorique et pratique,

Le cotillon et les quadrilles actuels; traité théorique et pratique,

This manual provides instructions for the figures of five quadrilles including one for three couples (rather than the normal four couples). However, the main focus of the book is on the cotillon (also known as ... 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

"Esmeralda" waltz-lanciers. Arranged for the Esmeralda Club, of St. Louis, Mo.

"Esmeralda" waltz-lanciers. Arranged for the Esmeralda Club, of St. Lo...

Created for the Esmeralda Club of Saint Louis, this short pamphlet consists of five figures of a waltz quadrille with a brief explanation of each figure.

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

Call book of modern quadrilles ...

Call book of modern quadrilles ...

The author of this manual declares that "every person should be able to dance ... quadrilles without the aid of a 'caller.'" Unlike other contemporary call books, Strassburg provides the calls as well as a bri... more

Round dancing,

Round dancing,

Gilbert, a well-known dancing master, notes that his book will deal only with round dances, and for other dances or rules of etiquette, the reader should turn elsewhere. After a brief discussion of the position... 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

A treatise on the elements of dancing.

A treatise on the elements of dancing.

Many manuals compiled from previously published sources under a variety of author names were aimed at an ever-expanding group of people who could not avail themselves of a dance master. This work strives to ins... more

How to lead the German.

How to lead the German.

Devoted entirely to the performance of the German, a popular group dance that consisted of figures or party games, this manual provides instructions for the leader and appropriate etiquette for guests. Guests a... more

Leitfaden für den Tanz- & Körperbildungs-Unterricht, mit Anleitungen über den gesellschaftlichen Verkehr. 14 Tafeln mit 118 figürlichen und choregraphischen Darstellungen.

Leitfaden für den Tanz- & Körperbildungs-Unterricht, mit Anleitungen...

This manual opens with a brief history of dance and continues with descriptions of feet positions, and figures for quadrilles and "La Polonaise" (also known as the grand march). Round dances such as schottisch,... more

Wehman Bros.' book on the way to dance : a book which teaches the art of dancing without a master.

Wehman Bros.' book on the way to dance : a book which teaches the art ...

This manual sought to teach the art of dance to those who could not "avail himself or herself of a professional teacher." In its description of general conduct, the author notes that etiquette is nothing more t... more

Dancing and its relations to education and social life, with a new method of instruction, including a complete guide to the cotillion (German) with 250 figures.

Dancing and its relations to education and social life, with a new met...

Dancing master and composer Dodworth's manual was originally published in 1885 and "new and enlarged" editions were reissued in 1888, 1900, 1902, and 1905. In this manual, Dodworth gives his perspective on fift... more

Samouchitelʹ modnykh balʹnykh i kharakternykh tant︠s︡ev.

Samouchitelʹ modnykh balʹnykh i kharakternykh tant︠s︡ev.

Translated as "Self-tutor of fashionable social and characteristic dances," this is an important Russian-language manual that describes the role of social dance, the importance of proper bearing, bows, introduc... more

Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in the arts of dancing and dance writing (choregraphy) with drawings, musical examples, choregraphic symbols, and special music scores, translated from the German of Friedrich Albert Zorn... edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe ...

Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in t...

The first edition of Zorn's book was published in Leipzig in 1887 under the title Grammatik der Tanzkunst; later it was translated into English and Russian. Through text and Zorn's innovative dance notation sys... more

Rinnce na h-Éireann : a simplified work on the performance of the dances of Ireland.

Rinnce na h-Éireann : a simplified work on the performance of the dan...

First published in 1902, the work was suggested by a member of the New York Philo-Celtic Society. The discusion includes music, steps, and instructions for reels, "High Caul Cap," four-hand jig, and "Rinnce Fada."

How to dance the revived ancient dances.

How to dance the revived ancient dances.

Holt begins his discussion with a history of "chorography" and the work of famed eighteenth-century dancing masters and choreographers Guillaume-Louis Pecour, Pierre Beauchamps, and Raoul-Auger Feuillet. Severa... more

Traité pratique et théorique de la danse,

Traité pratique et théorique de la danse,

As was common practice during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, much of this text was borrowed from other writers. The author begins with a general history of dance and proceeds with an explanation ... more

Cotillion figures,

Cotillion figures,

Red and black diagrams are utilized to show the floor patterns of more than twenty figures for the cotillon (also known as the German), a series of party game figures performed to music and an important staple ... more

Guide du bon danseur

Guide du bon danseur

This manual contains directions for dances that were popular during at the end of the nineteenth century, including the Berline, Badoise polka, and Les Patineurs. Botallo also includes directions for several sp... more

The tango and the new dances for ballroom and home,

The tango and the new dances for ballroom and home,

This manual is a series of articles written by Maurice, who, along with his partner Florence Walden, was one of the most famous exhibition ballroom dancers of the era. Included are descriptions for the tango, B... more

The modern dances, how to dance them,

The modern dances, how to dance them,

In her introduction, Walker strongly defends the new dance trends of the ragtime era and provides instructions for the tango, Castle Walk, Walking Boston, Hesitation Waltz, and Dream Waltz. A series of photogra... more

The tango, as standardized and taught by the representative dancing masters of the North American continent; tango two-step, hesitation waltz, Boston glide, one-step,

The tango, as standardized and taught by the representative dancing ma...

This pamphlet on the tango, claimed by its author to have been "shorn of crudities which caused it to be criticized," describes a variety of steps and step combinations.

Social dancing of to-day,

Social dancing of to-day,

This is one of the most valuable dance manuals for the study of social dance practices during the ragtime era. The manual is enhanced by twenty six photographs of several important exhibition dance teams (for e... more

Modern dancing /

Modern dancing /

Written by one of the most famous exhibition ballroom teams of the century, the manual covers a large variety of dances popular during the ragtime era, including the tango, one step, hesitation waltz, and maxix... more

A study in modern dance positions,

A study in modern dance positions,

This short manual consists of a series of photographs and accompanying text that shows the correct positions for dance, for example the placement of the lady's left hand upon the gentleman's right shoulder in w... more

Asa Willcox's book of figures, 1793; multigraphed from a manuscript in the possession of the Newberry Library.

Asa Willcox's book of figures, 1793; multigraphed from a manuscript in...

Based on an original manuscript published in 1793 and located in Chicago's Newberry Library, this modern version notes that the "spelling, capitalization, punctuation and underlining of the original have been s... more

Balli di ieri e balli d'oggi.

Balli di ieri e balli d'oggi.

This manual utilizes line drawings, foot patterns, and photographs to describe numerous dances. Part one includes the waltz, polka mazurka, cotillion figures, quadrilles and two step. The costumes on the figure... more

Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattati nel primo de' quali si dimostra la diuersità de i nomi, che si danno à gli atti; & mouimenti, che interuengons ne i balli: & con molte regole si dichiara come debbano farsi. Nel secondo s'insegnano diuerse sorti di balli, & balletti sì all' vso d'Italia, come à quello di Francia, & Spagna. Ornato di molte figure. Et con l'intauolatura di liuto nella sonata di ciascun ballo, & il soprano della musica alla maggior parte di essi. Opera nuouamente mandata in luce

Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattat...

Head- and tail-pieces; initials. Vol. 2 has title: Trattato secondo del Ballarino ... nel quale s'insegnano varie sorti di balletti, cascarde, tordiglione, passo e mezo, pauaniglia, canario, & gagliarde all' vs... more

Orchesographie Et traicte en forme de dialogve, par leqvel tovtes personnes pevvent facilement apprendre & practiquer l'honneste exercice des dances

Orchesographie Et traicte en forme de dialogve, par leqvel tovtes pers...

Par Thoinot Arbeau demeurant à Lengres. (statement of responsibility) Contains music. Thoinot Arbeau is an anagram for Jehan Tabourot. "Extraict du priuilege" is dated "Novembre 1588." Inscribed in gold on fly-... more

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta libro, altra volta, chiamato Il ballarino. Nuouamente dal proprio auttore corretto, ampliato di nuoui balli, di belle regole, & alla perfetta theorica ridotto: con le creanze necessarie à caualieri, e dame. Aggiontoui il basso, & il soprano della musica: & con l'intauolatura del liuto à ciascun ballo. Ornato di vaghe & bellissime figure in rame

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta libro, altra volt...

Title within engraved architectural border ornamented with vignettes of instrumentalists, a portrait of the author, etc. Head- and tailpieces; initials. The illustrations consist of 10 full-page engravings by G... more

Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si danno i giusti modi del ben portar la vita, et di accommodarsi con ogni leggiadria di movimento alle creanze et gratie d'amore. Convenevoli a tutti i cavalieri, & dame, per ogni sorte di ballo, balletto, & brando d'Italia, di Spagna & di Francia. Con figure ... in rame et regole della musica et intavolatura quali si richieggono al suono et al canto. Divisa in tre trattati

Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si danno i gius...

Running title: Le gratie d'amore, the title under which the work was first published in 1602. Includes lute tablatures for some of the dances. Earlier state (?) of engraving on p. 256 inserted between p. 202 an... more

The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin

The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the...

Vol. 2, 2d ed., has imprint: Printed for H. Playford, 1698. First ed. published 1651 [i.e. 1650] under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile pag... more

Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures

Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures

LC v. 1 has spine title: Les plaisirs de l'Arquebuse; v. 2 has spine title: Recueil de danses. LC v. 4 not available at time of cataloging. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile p... more

Per. receüil sic de danses de bal pour l'année 1703

Per. receüil sic de danses de bal pour l'année 1703

De la composition de M. Pecour, et mis au jour par M. Feüillet ... (statement of responsibility) Full-page diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. "Airs de danses conten... more

Recüeil de dances contenant un tres grand nombres, des meillieures entrées de ballet de Mr. Pecour, tant pour homme que pour femmes, dont la plus grande partie ont été dancées à l'Opera

Recüeil de dances contenant un tres grand nombres, des meillieures ent...

Recüeillies et mises au jour par Mr. Feüillet ... (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. "Airs des dances contenuës en ce recüeil, qui sert de table à ce volume": 16 p. at end. Available also throug... more

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 ...

All compos'd by Mr. Isaac, and writ down in characters, by John Weaver, dancing-master. (statement of responsibility) Plates contain diagrams of dance figures; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance fi... more

Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, que toutes personnes peuvent facilement les apprendre, sans le secours d'aucun maître et même sans avoir en aucune connoissance de la chorégraphie

Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, ...

Par Mr. Feuillet ... (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

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 birth...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figurs [sic] for the use of masters writ by Mr. de la Garde ... and revis'd by the author ... (statement of responsibility) LC copy imperfect: 12th couplet su... more

The princess Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters

The princess Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; e...

"The princess by Mr. Isack"--Leaf [2]. LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ... more

For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity

For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography or ye...

translated from the French of Monsr Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing... 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 bir...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of ma[ste]rs writt [sic] by Mr. de la Garde ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as f... 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 ...

By E. Pemberton. To which is added, three single dances, viz. a chacone by Mr. Isaac, a passacaille by Mr. L'Abbe, and a jig by Mr. Pecour ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of... more

The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1711

The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1711

LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

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 d...

engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. de la Garde, dancing master ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images... 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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional... more

Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et signes desmonstratifs, avec lesquels on apprend facilement de soy même toutes sortes de dances

Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et ...

Engraved throughout. Contains music. With this are bound the author's Recueil de dances ... Paris, 1709, and Recueil de dances, composées par M. Pecour ... et mise sur le papier par M. Feuillet ... Paris, 1709... more

The Northumberland Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters

The Northumberland Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth d...

LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from the British Museum Catalogue of printed music, 1487-1800. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters and figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. Pemberton ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile ... 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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. Pemberton ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile pa... more