|Complete ball-room hand book, containing upwards of three hundred dances ... By Elias Howe, assisted - several eminent professors of dancing.|
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 publisher's compilation of other sources. The book begins with a description of ballroom etiquette, dress, appropriate music, and rules for prompters. The manual continues of the era's most popular dances including quadrilles, waltz, polka, schottisch, gorlitza, polka mazurka, country danc...
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|Letters on dancing, reducing this elegant and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles ... By E. A. Théleur ... Illustrated by twenty-four copper-plate engravings, - Stewart, Halpin, Hicks and Read ...|
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 in the form of a series of thirteen letters that includes a brief history of dance as well as a section devoted to social dance. The book is enhanced by full-page prints, including illustrations of dancers on full pointe...
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