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Historic Dance VIII: 1825-1850

Historic Dance 1825-1850


A4 book by John Gardiner-Garden. 686 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 ~ 5

~ Assembly dances ~ 5
~ State and Waverley balls ~ 13
~ The private ball ~ 17
~ Outdoor dancing ~ 26

~ Central Europe ~ 29

~ France ~ 37

~ The public dance hall ~ 37
~ The view from England ~ 43

~ America ~ 52

~ Australia ~ 56

~ Poland ~ 63

~ Russia ~ 65

Part 2 ~ Dance Forms ~

~ The Cotillion Dance Game ~ 4

~ The Country Dance ~ 8

~ The Finishing dances ~ 12

~ The Galop ~ 13

~ The Hybrid Dances ~ 19

~ The Mazurka ~ 22

~ In Poland ~ 22
~ In Russia ~ 23
~ To Germany ~ 27
~ To Austria ~ 32
~ In Paris~ 34
~ To England ~ 54
~ To America ~ 60


~ The Minuet ~ 61


~ The Polka ~ 65

~ Origins ~ 65
~ In France ~ 67
~ In England ~ 81
~ In Germany ~ 103
~ In Australia ~ 108
~ In America ~ 110
~ In Mexico ~ 115
~ The Polonaise ~ 118
~ In Poland ~ 118
~ In Russia ~ 121

~ To the West ~ 123


~ The Quadrille~ 127

~ The Waltz ~ 135

~ The Vals à deux temps ~ 138

Part 3 ~ Dance Technicalities ~

~ Style ~ 3

~ A new naturalism ~ 3
~ Shunning exhibitionism ~ 4
~ Arms ~ 4
~ Grace ~ 6

~ Etiquette ~ 8

~ Honours ~ 12

~ The man’s bow ~ 12
~ The woman’s courtesy ~ 12

~ Holds and positions ~ 14

~ Five positions ~ 14
~ Quadrille holds ~ 16
~ Couple’s holds ~ 16

~ Formations ~ 22

~ Figures and steps in general ~ 23

~ Steps for the mazurka ~ 25


~ The Running Step ~ 27
~ Pas de basque (Polonais) ~ 30
~ Pas glissé (1) – hop first ~ 35
~ Pas glissé (2) – glide first ~ 37
~ ‘The Soccer kick’ ~ 39
~ Coup de talon (1) / Pas Polonais / Hobble (1) ~ 40
~ Coup de talon (2) / Heel-clicks in a row ~ 44
~ Pas boiteux / Hobble (2) ~ 45
~ Pas coupé poussé ~ 48
~ Pas Chassé ~ 48
~ Holubiec / Tour sur place ~ 50
~ Assemblé ~ 60

~ Steps for the polka ~ 62

~ The basic step (1) ~ 62
~ The basic step (2) ~ 64
~ Heel and Toe ~ 69
~ Other steps ~ 70

Part 4 ~ Dances in Detail ~

~ Blasis’ New Set of Quadrilles ~ 3
~ The Cinderella Cotillion ~ 17
~ Cotillion-mazurka for any number ~ 30
~ Cotillion-mazurka for 3 couples ~ 36
~ Cotillion-mazurka for more W ~ 44
~ Cotillion-mazurka for 4 couples ~ 49
~ Cotillion with cushion /Cushion dance (3)~ 56
~ Fancy Quadrille Figures ~ 58
~ The Five Step Waltz (1) ~ 84
~ Galop (1) / Galopade (1) ~ 92
~ La Galopade (2) ~ 97
~ Highland Reel ~ 104
~ Hull’s Victory ~ 107
~ Lady’s Triumph / The Triumph (3) ~ 110
~ The London Polka Quadrille ~ 113
~ The Mazurka Quadrille (1) ~ 139
~ The Mazurka Quadrille (2) ~ 166
~ Mazurka Waltz (1) / La Cellarius ~ 193
~ Minuet (3) ~ 210
~ Polka (1) ~ 218
~ Polka (2) ~ 233
~ Polka (3) / Grand Baden Polka ~ 254
~ Polonaise (4) ~ 263
~ Portland Fancy ~ 272
~ The Redowa (1) ~ 276
~ The Royal Gallopade ~ 297
~ The Serious Family Polka ~ 300
~ Sir Roger de Coverley (3) / Virginia Reel (1) ~ 305
~ Soldier’s Joy (2) ~ 311
~ Spanish Dance / Spanish Waltz (1) ~ 315
~ Spanish Waltz (2) ~ 327
~ La Tempête (2) ~ 340
~ The Triolet ~ 342
~ Triolet Waltzer ~ 346
~ Waltz (3) / Valse à deux Temps ~ 353
~ Waltz (4) / Valse à trois temps ~ 387
~ Waltz Cotillion ~ 401
~ The Waverley Quadrilles / Quadrille Français (2b) ~ 409

Part 5 ~ Dancing Masters ~

~ The Profession ~ 3

~ Dance schools ~ 3
~ The Itinerant dancing master ~ 8

~ Calling ~ 14

~ Notation ~ 15

~ Lives and Works ~ 18

~ Anonymous ~ 18
~ Barnett ~ 22
~ Baron ~ 22
~ Bartholomay ~ 23
~ Blasis ~ 23
~ Burgmuller ~ 24
~ Cellarius~ 24
~ Coulon ~ 25
~ Day ~ 26
~ D’Orsay ~ 26
~ Durang ~ 26
~ Foster ~ 27
~ Glover ~ 28
~ Häcker ~ 28
~ Helmke ~ 28
~ Hentschke ~ 29
~ Hłasko ~ 29
~ Knox ~ 30
~ Laborde ~ 30
~ Lancelott ~ 30
~ Lopez ~ 31
~ Lowe ~ 31
~ Lund ~ 31
~ Mason ~ 32
~ Nadel ~ 32
~ Narrey ~ 32
~ Petroski ~ 33
~ Perrot ~ 33
~ Powell ~ 34
~ Prince ~ 34
~ Stanhope ~ 34
~ Tegg ~ 35
~ Thackery ~ 35
~ Théleur ~ 35
~ Wiener ~ 36
~ Whale ~ 36