[Ansteorra] fwd: [Lochac] dance manuals at the american library of congress

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Jun 16 15:10:36 PDT 2011

Thought some of the dance people here might be interested in this.


Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:04:46 +1000
From: Raymond Wickham <insidious565 at hotmail.com>
Subject: [Lochac] dance manuals at the american library of congress
To: <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

I came across this online resource some might find useful
An American Ballroom Companion presents a collection of over two hundred
social dance manuals at the Library of Congress.  The list begins with a
rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite  
(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  
have joyfully expressed themselves as they dance for and with one  


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