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Historic Dance VII: 1800-1825

Historic Dance 1800-1825

 
A4 book by John Gardiner-Garden. 732 pages of research, discussion and analysis with dozens of illustrations, musical scores, dance reconstructions, source extracts, transcriptions and translations.To order, go to Shop. 

Part 1 ~ Dance Context ~

~ England ~ 4

~ The private ball according to Jane Austen ~ 7
~ Assembly room dancing ~ 11
~ Public balls according to Thomas Wilson ~ 18
~ Dancing in Jane Austen screen adaptations ~ 25

~ Denmark to Slovenia ~ 28

~ Congress of Vienna ~ 30

~ France ~ 32

~ America ~ 33

~ Australia ~ 38

~ Poland and Russia ~ 41


Part 2 ~ Dance Forms ~

~ Allemande ~ 4

~ The Country Dance ~ 5

~ Variety ~ 6
~ Its mechanism ~ 9
~ Its setting to music ~ 13
~ Its decline ~ 14

~ Écossaise ~ 17

~ Its provenance ~ 17
~ Its formation and mechanism ~ 18
~ Its steps and speed ~ 20
~ Its figures ~ 21

~ The Finishing dances ~ 23

~ Gavotte ~ 25

~ The Hybrid dances ~ 26


~ The Circular System of English Country dancing ~ 26
~ The Spanish Dance ~ 27
~ The Swedish Dance ~ 29
~ The Mezcolanzes ~ 31
~ The Circassian Circle and Chivonian Circle ~ 31
~ The Union Dance ~ 32

~ The Jig and hornpipe ~ 34

~ The Mazurka ~ 36

~ The Minuet ~ 39


~ The Polonaise ~ 45
~ In Poland ~ 45
~ In Russia ~ 46
~ To the West ~ 48

~ The Quadrille ~ 50

~ Its origins and first devotees ~ 50
~ Its form ~ 52
~ Its stepping ~ 55
~ Its debut in England and Scotland ~ 57
~ Its diversification ~ 60
~ Quadrillemania ~ 62

~ The Scotch Reel ~ 67

~ The Waltz ~ 70


~ Its arrival in France ~ 70
~ Its arrival in England ~ 73
~ Its arrival in America ~ 80
~ Its arrival in Australia ~ 81

Part 3 ~ Dance Technicalities ~

~ Style ~ 4

~ Deportment ~ 4
~ Management of arms and hands ~ 8
~ A new naturalism ~ 9
~ Knowing appropriate steps ~ 9
~ Shunning exhibitionism ~ 11
~ The reality of the ballroom ~ 15

~ Etiquette ~ 18

~ Honours ~ 24


~ The bow and courtesy ~ 24
~ Honours in quadrilles ~ 26
~ Putting on and taking off the hat ~ 26

~ Holds and positions ~ 28

~ Turn out ~ 28
~ Five positions ~ 29
~ Standing ~ 31
~ Carriage of the arms ~ 32
~ Couples dance arm holds ~ 34

~ Formations ~ 35

~ Couples ~ 35
~ Triple minor longways set ~ 35
~ The Quadrille ~ 41
~ The New ‘Hybrid’ Formations ~ 42

~ Figures ~ 43

~ In the Country Dance ~ 44
~ In the Quadrille ~ 47
~ In the Écossaise ~ 51
~ In the Spanish Dance ~ 55
~ In the Mescolanzes ~ 55
~ In the Union danses ~ 56
~ Across Parallels ~ 58
~ À Droite et à Gauche / Chassez-dechassez ~ 58
~ À Droite sur les Côtes ~ 61
~ Allemande ~ 62
~ En Avant et en Arrière ~ 64
~ Back to Back / Dos à Dos ~ 64
~ Back / Retreat and Advance ~ 66
~ Balancé ~ 66
~ Cast off ~ 66
~ Chaîne Anglaise ~ 69
~ Chaine ~ 70
~ Chaînes des Dames ~ 71
~ Change corners / Change over ~ 71
~ Change sides ~ 71
~ Change Places ~ 72
~ Chase ~ 72
~ Chassé à droite / à gauche / dechassé ~ 73
~ Chassé Crois(s)é ~ 73
~ Chassé out / Chassé ouvert ~ 76
~ Contra corners ~ 77
~ Crossing Over 1 or 2 couples ~ 77
~ Dechassé ~ 81
~ Demi Promenade ~ 81
~ Dos-à-dos ~ 81
~ En Avant et en Arrière ~ 82
~ En Avant les Huits ~ 82
~ Figure / Figure of eight ~ 82
~ Forward and Back / En Avant et en Arrière ~ 85
~ Forward all Eight / En Avant les Huit ~ 88
~ Grand Square ~ 89
~ Grand Rond ~ 89
~ Gypsy~ 89
~ Half Promenade / Queue de chat ~ 89
~ Hands across / Moulinet ~ 90
~ Hands round ~ 90
~ Hands three / Rond de Trois ~ 91
~ Hands four / hands four round / circle ~ 93
~ Hands six / circle ~ 93
~ Hey ~ 93
~ Ladies’ Chain / Chaîne des Dames ~ 94
~ Lead around ~ 96
~ Lead down and back ~ 97
~ Lead outside ~ 102
~ Lines / Les Lignes ~ 103
~ Moulinet (Le) ~ 103
~ Petit tour ~ 103
~ Pirouette ~ 104
~ Poussette ~ 104
~ Promenade / La promenade / Queue du chat ~ 105
~ Right and Left / Chaîne Anglaise ~ 108
~ Set / Setting / Balancer ~ 113
~ Set and change places ~ 119
~ Set and change sides / set and cross through ~ 120
~ Set contrary corners ~ 121
~ Set between two ~ 122
~ Set four in line / Balancez quatre en ligne ~ 123
~ Set three in place and three across ~ 123
~ Set to the 2nd and turn the 3rd ~ 124
~ Swing ~ 125
~ Swing corners ~ 125
~ Swing round / Swing with right hand then with left ~ 126
~ Le Tiroir / Les Tiroirs / Small Square / Double Square ~ 127
~ Tour de Mains ~ 127
~ Tour sur place ~ 128
~ Traversez ~ 128
~ Turn with both hands / Tour de Mains ~ 130
~ To the Right and to the Left ~ 132
~ To the Sides / À Droite sur les Côtes ~ 132
~ Traverser ~ 133
~ Turn corners ~ 133
~ Turn right hand / Turn left hand / La Main / Swing ~ 135

~ Steps ~ 136

~ Country Dance Steps ~ 140
~ Quadrille Steps ~ 144
~ Assemblé ~ 145
~ Balancé ~ 146
~ Ballonné ~ 146
~ Balloté ~ 147
~ Battement ~ 147
~ Bending / Plié ~ 148
~ Bourrée ~ 149
~ Change of the Feet / Changement de Jambe ~ 150
~ Chassé ~ 152
~ Contretems / Contretemps ~ 155
~ Coupé ~ 155
~ Entrechat ~ 156
~ Eschappé / Flic Flac / Fosgladh~ 157
~ Flic Flac / Fosgladh ~ 158
~ Glissade ~ 158
~ Jeté ~ 160
~ Kemkossy~ 164
~ Kemshoole ~ 164
~ Minuet (Pas de) ~ 165
~ Pas de basque ~ 165
~ Pirouette ~ 166
~ Rond de Jambe ~ 167
~ Seby-trast ~ 168
~ Sissone ~ 168
~ Tem(p)s Levé ~ 170
~ Temps de Courante ~ 171
~ Zephyr (Pas de) ~ 173
~ Walking / Pas marché ~ 173

Part 4 ~ Dances in Detail ~

~ The Alexander ~  4
~ The Alexander ~  4
~ Allemande (5) / Strassburger ~ 6
~ The Attempt ~  19
~ L’Augustin Waltz (1&2) ~  21
~ La Boulangère (1) ~  26
~ Butter’d Pease (2) ~  29
~ The Caledonian Quadrille ~  31
~ The Chase (1) ~  53
~ Congo Minuet ~  59
~ Countess of Yarmouth’s Fancy ~  64
~ The Cushion Dance (2) ~  66
~ The Czar ~  70
~ Downfall of Paris ~  72
~ The Duke of Kent’s Waltz ~  77
~ Dutch Dollars ~  81
~ Elegance and Simplicity ~  83
~ L’Été ~  84
~ The Fair Circassian ~ 86
~ The Fairy Dance ~  88
~ The Good Girl ~  90
~ Haste to the Wedding ~  93
~ Highland Laddie (1) ~  96
~ Highland Laddie (2, 3 & 4) ~  98
~ Highland Laddie & Mr Chivers’ Fancy ~  100
~ Isabella (1) ~  102
~ Italian Monfrina (1) ~  105
~ Italian Monfrina (2) ~  107
~ Joan’s Placket (2a & b) ~  109
~ La Josephine ~  111
~ Juliana (1) ~  113
~ Juliana (2) ~  115
~ Juliana (3) ~  119
~ Jumping Joan (3a&b) ~  120
~ Lady Caroline Lee’s Waltz ~  121
~ The Lancer’s Quadrille (1) / The Strathy Lancers ~  124
~ The Lancers’ Quadrille (2) / The Duval Lancers ~  132
~ The Lancer’s Quadrille (3) / The Hart Lancers ~ 164
~ Money Musk (2) ~  183
~ Morgiana in Ireland (1a, b, c) ~   185
~ Morgiana in Ireland (2) ~   187
~ The Moscovians ~  193
~ Mr Chivers’ Fancy (1, 2, 3 and 4) ~   198
~ Mr Turner’s Academy Cotillion ~   201
~ La Napoléon ~   204
~ National Waltz ~   207
~ National Waltz and Highland Laddie ~   210
~ Nichol’s Favourite ~   212
~ Pantalon (1), (2) & (3) ~   214
~ The Perigodine ~   217
~ Polonaise (3) / La Grande Polonaise ~   223
~ La Poule (1) ~229
~ La Poule (3) ~   233
~ Quadrille Français (1) ~   235
~ Quadrille Français (2) / Paine’s 1st Set~   249
~ Russian Dance (1), (2) and (3) ~   283
~ Russian Dance and Morgiana in Ireland ~   286
~ Scotch Reel (1) / Reel of 3 & Reel of 4 ~   288
~ Scotch Reel (2) / Reel of 5 ~   300
~ Scotch Reel (3) / Reel of 6 ~   304
~ Sicilian Dance (1) & (2) ~     309
~ Sir Roger de Coverley (2) ~  311
~  Spanish Dance (1a&b) / The Guaracha ~   319
~ La Tempete (1) ~   321
~ The Triumph (1) ~   324
~ The Triumph (2) ~   329
~ Tyrolese Waltz and Isabella ~   334
~ The Union Waltz ~  336
~ La Vinetta ~   338
~ The Volga ~  340
~ Waltz (1) / French Waltzing ~   342
~ Waltz (2) / German Waltzing ~   361
~ Wilson’s Quadrilles ~   370

Part 5 ~ Dancing Masters ~

~ The Profession ~ 3

~ The importance of dance classes ~ 3
~ The changing repertoire ~ 6
~ The teachers of dubious quality ~ 7
~ The teachers of quality ~ 11

~ Calling ~  15

~ Publication and Notation ~  17

~ Publication ~  17
~ Notation ~  17
~ Dance note book ~  19

~ Lives and Works ~  25

~ Anonymous ~  25
~ Becker ~  28
~ Blanchard ~  29
~ Blasis ~  29
~ Cassidy ~  29
~ Charpentier ~  30
~ Clarchies ~  30
~ Dun ~  30
~ Duval ~  31
~ Gourdoux-Daux ~  31
~ Hart ~  32
~ Lund ~  32
~ Moreau de Saint-Méry ~  33
~ Nichols ~  33
~ Noke ~  34
~ Paine ~  34
~ Peacock ~  37
~ Rice ~  37
~ Rosenhain ~  37
~ Saltator ~  38
~ Schaffer ~  38
~ Simonet ~  38
~ Stender ~  39
~ Strathy ~  39
~ Théleur ~  39
~ Thompson ~  40
~ Voiart ~  40
~ Wilson ~  41