An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals
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
Dancing without a master
[New York, Hurst & Co., c1872]
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 ballroom dances of the era--quadrilles, polka, schottisch, polka mazurka, and varsoviana. This "do it yourself" mentality was common during the late nineteenth century. This particular dance manual was reissued in 1876 under the title: Offenbach's dancing without a master.
Ballroom dancing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals.
1 p.l., -61 p. illus. 19 cm.
musdi 177 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/musdi.177
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(Video clip for p. 28) - Schottisch
(Video clip for p. 31) - Polka mazurka
(Video clip for p. 47) - Varsovienne
(Video clip for p. 50) - New waltz