American Ballroom Companion:
Dance Instruction Manuals
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Title Pages: |||
TO THE READER.
A TREATISE ON THE ART OF DANCING.
BOOK I. HISTORY AND THEORY OF DANCING.
CHAPTER I. On the Necessity of Exercise, &c.
CHAPTER II. Definition and History of Dancing. |
CHAPTER III. Effects of Music on animate and inanimate Bodies. |||
CHAPTER IV. Universality of Dancing among ancient and modern Nations. ||||
CHAPTER V. Of the various Modes of Dancing among the Ancients. |||||
CHAPTER VI. Curious Anecdotes respecting the Art of Dancing. ||||||
BOOK II. PRACTICAL PART.
CHAPTER I. Steps, Positions and Attitudes. ||||||||
CHAPTER II. Choice of Music, Bodily Defects, &c. remedied. |||||
CHAPTER III. On Graceful Movements. ||||
CHAPTER IV. On the Deportment of the Body. |||
CHAPTER V. On keeping exact time in Dancing. ||||
CHAPTER VI. On the Connection between Music and Dancing, &c. ||||
CHAPTER VII. Reflections on the Minuet, Reel and Country Dance. |||||
CHAPTER VIII. On Aukwardness and Affectations, as to the Deportment of the Body.
CHAPTER IX. On Graceful Movements in Bowing, Courtesying and Addressing. ||
A POEM ON THE ART OF DANCING.
CANTO I. |||
CANTO II. |||||