An Essay on Dancing

An Essay on Dancing


  • Release: 1849
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  • File: PDF, 132 page
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105035620801
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This book is a typical example of mid-nineteenth-century anti-dance literature. Crane takes the position that the ancients, including the Greeks and Egyptians, danced only for religious purposes. The author additionally notes that dancing in the Bible was done by "maidens and women alone." Also typical of this type of literature, the author decries the religious ceremonies of the "savage and the semi-civilized" world of non-Christians, especially the customs of non-Europeans. Crane concludes that balls have a bad effect on health and are a waste of time.

A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing

A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing


  • Release: 1864
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  • File: PDF, 237 page
  • ISBN: NYPL:33433011367319
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New York dancing master Hillgrove acknowledges that he has "availed himself of all the books from which he might elicit any valuable information." Indeed, very little of the manual is original. Divided into six parts, Hillgrove discusses the benefits of dance, dress, deportment and etiquette in the ballroom and the supper room. The second part focuses on bows and courtesies, positions of the feet, and provides exercises for the feet and legs. The third and fourth parts discuss the quadrille and provide many figures. The fifth part is devoted to round dances such as the waltz, polka, schottisch, galop, and polka mazurka. The last section focuses on more quadrille figures and other group dances such as the "Virginia Reel," "Money Musk," and College Hornpipe.

Dancing Women

Dancing Women


  • Release: 2020
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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  • File: PDF, 286 page
  • ISBN: 9780190938734
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A new look at Indian film dance, this book engages with the display and mobilization of the female dancing body to propose new models for theorizing film dance and music more generally. Author Usha Iyer offers a new understanding of how female dancer-actors impact narratives and the music composed for them.

Today s Tap Dancing

Today s Tap Dancing


  • Release: 2019
  • Publisher: Dance Today 4D
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781543554434
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Get up and dance! Get to know the steps, performances, and dancers who added their signature style to tap dancing. From Fred Astaire to Savion Glover to Chloe Arnold, Today's Tap Dancing: Beyond Tap Shoes and Fancy Footwork will have you stomping, shuffling, and doing the paradiddle across the dance floor.

A Treatise on the Art of Dancing

A Treatise on the Art of Dancing


  • Release: 2019-12-12
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: EAN:4064066211004
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"A Treatise on the Art of Dancing" by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures

The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures


  • Release: 1735
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  • File: PDF, 159 page
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105042660188
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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 forth the principles of Baroque dance. Book one covers description of twenty nine steps; book two discusses the minuet, including four methods of performing the minuet step.