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Dancing through the Ages 1750-1800-a

Each of the ten 'Volumes' in  Dr John Gardiner-Garden's 2018 Dancing through the Ages series consists of three books. Each book is A4 size (i.e. 29x21 centimetres or 8.2x11.6 inches) and contains between 240 and 440 pages (most around 340). Each collection of three books contain (on average) 1,000 pages of research, discussion, analysis, illustrations, musical scores, dance reconstructions, source extracts, transcriptions and translations. The first book (Part 1a-d) looks at dancing in general (the social, political and geographic contexts in which dance and the institution of the ball was evolving; the nature and evolution of the period’s main forms of dance; dance elements such as style, etiquette, honours, holds, formations, figures and steps; developments in dance teaching, notation and publication, and period-relevant primary sources (including little known ones). The second and third books (Part 2a and Part 2b respectively) offer sources and music for, and reconstructions and analysis of dozens of dances from the relevant period, presented in alphabetic order.

Below are the covers and contents of the three books that constitute Volume V in the series. The numbers represent the page on which the section or subsection start. The total number of pages in the book is usually a few pages more than the last page number mentioned.

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N.B. I recommend that in addition to books pertaining to the period you first think of, you also order books from the adjacent period collections and Book 1: 'Orientation and Overview' (286 pages). Indeed, because of the interconnectivity of dance over the 500 years covered by this series (and the cross-referencing between books in the series), I highly recommend the full set!

Part 1: Dance in general   (Book 17)

PART 1a:    DANCE CONTEXT ~ 8
France ~ 10
Balls at Versailles ~ 10
Opera Balls ~ 11
Other Public Balls ~ 14
Developments on stage ~ 15
Dancing during the Terror ~ 16
England ~ 19
The importance of dance ~ 19
The Private Ball ~ 22
The Assemblies ~ 23
Garden settings ~ 28
On Stage ~ 29
At Court ~ 30
The dancing master’s ball ~ 31
Scotland & Wales ~ 32
Scotland ~ 32
Wales ~ 34
Italy ~ 37
Dance in the 1787 opera Don Giovanni ~ 37
Dance in Magri’s 1779 Trattato ~ 38
Dance in illustrations ~ 40
Germany, Austria and Hungary ~ 43
The repertoire mix ~ 43
The ‘Englischer’ ~ 44
The ‘Deutscher’ ~ 45
The torch dance ~ 46
Poland and Russia ~ 48
Russia ~ 50
America ~ 52
Before the war ~ 52
During the war ~ 55
After the war ~ 60
In the 1790s ~ 67

PART 1b:    DANCE FORMS ~ 70
Allemande ~ 72
Origins ~ 72
The couples dance ~ 73
Cautions ~ 77
In cotillions and country dances ~ 78
Contradanse anglaise / Country dance ~ 79
Its popularity ~ 79
Its shape and mechanics ~ 81
Its extemporisation ~ 85
Its composition ~ 87
Its management ~ 88
Blessmann on the English Dance ~ 92
The Ecossaise on the horizon ~ 96
Cotillion / Contredanse français ~ 97
Its origin ~ 97
Its formation ~ 98
Its mechanics ~ 99
The change figures ~ 102
Its popularity and spread ~ 105
Variants on the contredanse à huit ~ 109
The Douze and contredanse à 16 ~ 110
The Minuet ~ 112
Its importance ~ 112
Continuing step and figures ~ 115
New phrasing, tempo and formation ~ 117
Its teaching ~ 118
The figured minuets ~ 119
The advent of the Menuet de la cour ~ 121
The Polonaise ~ 122
From 1750-1770 ~ 122
From 1770-1790 ~ 123
The Polska ~ 127
The Quadrille ~ 131
The Reel ~ 132
The Waltz ~ 134
Other dances ~ 136
The French dances ~ 136
The Hornpipe ~ 137
The Jig ~ 139

PART 1c:    DANCE ELEMENTS ~ 141
Style ~ 142
Graceful disposition ~ 142
Countenance ~ 143
Equilibrium ~ 144
Timing ~ 144
The bend, rise and lower ~ 145
Degagé ~ 146
Walking ~ 146
For Country Dances ~ 146
For Cotillions ~ 147
Arms ~ 148
Etiquette ~ 150
Francis Burney’s Evelina ~ 151
Dress ~ 156
Honours ~ 157
Upon entering a room ~ 157
Honours during a dance—the stationary bow ~ 158
Honours in passing ~ 158
Taking a seat ~ 160
Upon leaving a room ~ 160
Holds and Positions ~ 161
Foot Positions ~ 161
Turn-out
~ 161
Allemande arm holds ~ 162
Country dance arm holds ~ 164
Figures in general ~ 167
Country dancing ~ 167
Cotillions ~ 168
Figure glossary
~ 169
À la Droite / Chassez à la droite ~ 169
Allemande ~ 169
Aller figurer devant un couple ~ 171
Avant Deux ~ 171
Back to back / Dos à Dos ~ 171
Balance / Balancé ~ 172
Baulking ~ 172
Cast ~ 173
Cerceau brisé ~ 178
Chaîne Anglaise ~ 178
Chaîne des Dames / Petite Chaîne ~ 178
Change / Change over ~ 179
Chassé ~ 180
Circle ~ 182
Cross of Malta ~ 182
Cross over
~ 182
Dos à Dos ~ 185
Down and back ~ 185
Draw ~ 188
En Avant ~ 188
Figure of Eight ~ 188
Foot Abreast ~ 192
Foot across and turn ~ 193
Forward and back / Avant Deux / En Avant ~ 193
Grande Carré / Grand Square ~ 194
Grand Chain / Chaine ~ 194
Grand Square / Grande Carré ~ 194
Half-moon / Horseshoe ~ 195
Hands across / Moulinet ~ 196
Hands round / circle ~ 198
Hey ~ 200
Hunt / Chase ~ 201
Lady’s chain ~ 202
Lead ~ 202
Lead Outside ~ 203
Lead to the walls ~ 205
Line / Muraille / die Mauer ~ 205
The Lovers Knot ~ 206
La Main ~ 206
Les Mains ~ 206
Moulinet ~ 206
Passes ~ 207
Les Petites chaînes
~ 207
Pirouette ~ 207
Poussette / Draw ~ 208
Promenade ~ 209
Queue du Chat (La) ~ 211
Right and Left / Chaîne Anglaise ~ 211
La Rond / Circle
~ 214
Set and Turn ~ 215
Set to corners ~ 216
Shift partners ~ 217
Snail ~ 217
Square ~ 218
Sur les Côtes ~ 218
Turn / Les Main ~ 219
Turn / swing / chain corners ~ 220
Turn right hand / Turn left hand / La Main ~ 221
Turn single ~ 222
Waltzing in a set ~ 222
Weaves / Enchainement ~ 223
Steps in general ~ 226
Step choice ~ 226
Step quality ~ 227
Step timing ~ 228
Steps in country dancing ~ 229
Pauli 1756 and Winterschmid 1758 ~ 229
Lange 1763 ~ 230
Petersen 1768 ~ 231
Feldtenstein 1772 ~ 232
‘Von einem Böhmen’ 1777 ~ 234
Magri 1779 ~ 238
Petersen 1791 ~ 240
Steps used in Cotillions ~ 241
Step glossary ~ 243
Allemande (Pas de) ~ 243
Assemblé ~ 243
Balancé ~ 245
Balleto Fermo ~ 246
Ballonné (Pas) ~ 246
Balloté ~ 247
Basque (Pas de) ~ 247
Bourrée (Pas de) / Fleuret ~ 248
Brisé (Pas)
~ 251
Changement de Jambe ~ 252
Chassé ~ 252
Contretemps de gavotte ~ 254
Contretemps de minuet ~ 256
Coupé ~ 256
Demi-Contretemps ~ 257
Demi-coupé ~ 257
Demi-jeté ~ 258
Écossois (Pas) ~ 258
Echappé (Pas) ~ 258
Fleuret ~ 259
Footing ~ 259
Fouetté ~ 259
Flinc, Flanc ~ 260
Galop / Gallop ~ 260
Glissade ~ 261
Jeté ~ 262
Marcel (Pas de) ~ 263
Marché (Pas) ~ 263
Minuet steps in general ~ 264
Minuet—3 movements, hemiolic with leap ~ 266
Minuet—3 movements, hemiolic without leap ~ 266
Minuet—3 movements, non-hemiolic no leap ~ 267
Minuet—2 movements, hemiolic without leap ~ 270
Minuet—2 or 3 movements, non-hemiolic ~ 272
Minuet—other variants, Pas de Marcel ~ 275
Pas Angloise / Footing ~ 277
Pas Écossaise ~ 278
Pas grave / Passo grave / Tems de courante ~ 279
Pirouette ~ 279
Quatre Pas ~ 281
Rigaudon / Rigadoon ~ 281
Set ~ 283
Sissone ~ 283
Tems (Temps) Levé ~ 284
Zephyr (Pas de) ~ 284

PART 1d:    DANCE TEACHING ~ 285
The necessity of lessons ~ 286
Good and bad teaching ~ 291
Bad teaching ~ 291
Good teaching ~ 293
The Vocation ~ 298
In England and Ireland ~ 298
In Scotland ~ 299
In America ~ 301
Publications ~ 307
Notations systems ~ 310
Feuillet cut-down system ~ 310
De la Cuisse’s system ~ 315
Magri’s system ~ 323
Bacquoy-Guédon’s system ~ 324
Guillaume and Dubois’ system ~ 325
Directing figures ~ 326
Choosing figures ~ 326
Calling figures ~ 328
Anonymous and collected works ~ 330
Anonymous manuscripts ~ 330
Anonymous printed books ~ 331
Dance sections inside other works ~ 331
Collections from London ~ 332
Authors and their works ~ 334
A.D. ~ 334
Bacquoy-Guédon ~ 334
Becker ~ 335
Bishop ~ 336
Bleßmann ~ 336
Brives ~ 336
Budd ~ 337
Cahusac ~ 337
Campbell ~ 338
Chesterfield ~ 339
Compan ~ 339
D’Auternaux ~ 340
De La Cuisse ~ 340
Dubois ~ 341
Dukes ~ 342
Feldtenstein ~ 342
Fishar ~ 342
Fraisier
~ 342
Friske ~ 343
Gallini ~ 343
Gardiner ~ 344
Gautier ~ 345
Gherardi ~ 345
Griffiths ~ 346
Guillaume ~ 346
Guillemin ~ 347
Hänsel ~ 347
Iza Zamácola ~ 348
Jones ~ 348
Landrin ~ 348
Lange ~ 349
Laurent ~ 350
Link ~ 350
Old Master of Ceremonies ~ 350
Magny ~ 351
Magri ~ 351
Malpied ~ 352
Markordt ~ 353
Marset ~ 353
Minguet é Irol ~ 354
Pantezze ~ 354
Petersen ~ 354
Sancho ~ 355
Schmiedt ~ 356
Thompson ~ 356
Weis ~ 358
Werner ~ 358
Willcox ~ 359
Willsim ~ 359
Winterschmid ~ 359


Part 2a: Dances in detail A-Ma   (Book 18)

Adonis ~ 6
Ah Ça Ira (1) ~ 16
Allemande (3) ~ 19
Allemande (4) ~ 29
Allemande à trois ~ 45
Allemande du Devin de Village ~ 57
Allemande Suisse ~ 61
Always Drunk and Never Sober (2) ~ 65
Aly Grogan & Round O ~ 68
Anglaise de chez l’embassadeur (1) ~ 75
Anglaise de chez l’embassadeur (2) ~ 77
Anglaise de la Reine (1) ~ 79
Anglaise de la Reine (2) ~ 81
Anglaise de la Rhein (3) ~ 84
Anglaise de la Reine (4) ~ 86
Auretti’s Dutch Skipper (1) ~ 88
Auretti’s Dutch Skipper (2) ~ 90
Barley Mow ~ 92
La Baroque ~ 94
La Belle Alliance ~ 96
Les Belles Filles de Norwich ~ 99
Bevis Mount ~ 102
La Bionni ~ 104
The Bishop ~ 110
The Black Dance (1) ~ 112
The Black Dance (2) ~ 114
La Bonne Amitié ~ 118
Blessmann’s Englischer Tanz nr.1 ~ 120
Blessmann’s Englischer Tanz nr.2 ~ 125
Blessmann’s Englischer Tanz nr.3 ~ 128
Bonny Lass of our Town ~ 132
La Boulangère (1) ~ 134
La Bouquette ~ 139
Der Canontanz ~ 141
Carillon National ~ 147
The Changing ~ 151
La Chasse d’Amour ~ 153
Cockney’s Frolic ~ 156
La Cométe ~ 158
The Comical Fellow ~ 160
Congo Minuet ~ 162
The Cossack ~ 178
Country Bumpkin (1) ~ 181
Daniel Cowper (2a&b) / Daniel Cooper ~ 190
Douze ~ 196
The Dusky Night ~ 200
The Fair Maid of the Inn ~ 201
The Fandango ~ 202
Feldtenstein’s no. 4 ~ 204
Feldtenstein’s no. 5 ~ 206
Feldtenstein’s No. 6 ~ 208
Fête Champêtre ~ 210
La Folie ou le Goût du Siècle ~ 212
The Fourth of June ~ 218
La Fricassée (1) ~ 221
La Fricassée (2) ~ 224
Fricke’s no.1 ~ 228
La Fuiarde ~ 231
Galopade (1a & b) ~ 233
The Happy Captive ~ 240
Le Jardin Enchanté ~ 242
La Jesuite, or, the Jesuit ~ 246
Le Jeu des quatres coins ~ 250
Les Jolis Garçons ~ 253
Lasses of Portsmouth ~ 256
Leather Lake House ~ 258
Link’s Englischer Contre-Tanz no. 2 ~ 260
Link’s Englischer Contre-Tanz no. 4 ~ 262
Linnen Hall ~ 265
Lord Nelson’s Waltz ~ 267
The Macaroni ~ 269
Magri’s contradanza I ~ 271
Magri’s contradanza II ~ 273
Magri’s contradanza no. VIII ~ 276
Magri’s contradanza no. XVI ~ 278
Magri’s contradanza no. XXIX ~ 280
Magri’s contradanza XXXVIII ~ 282
La Maison du Bois ~ 291
Marset’s no.1 / The Baulk (2) ~ 293
Marset’s no.2 ~ 296


Part 2b: Dances in detail Me-Z   (Book 19)

La Méditation des Chinois ~ 6
Menuet de la cour (1) ~ 10
La Mignonette ~ 35
Minuet (2) ~ 39
Miss Bland’s Allemande ~ 75
Money Musk (1) ~ 77
La Musette ~ 81
Mutual Love ~ 83
New Christmas Eve ~ 85
New Twelfth Night ~ 89
Les Ombres Chinois ~ 94
Le Palais de l’amour ~ 97
La Perigourdine ~ 100
Petersen’s Englischer Tanz no. 5 ~ 106
Petersen’s Englischer Tanz no.9 ~ 110
Les Plaisirs de la Jeunesse ~ 112
Pleasures of the Town (1a&b) ~ 116
Polonaise (1) / The Polish dance ~ 118
Polonaise (2) / Neu Figurirte Polonoise ~ 124
La Pontlevoy ~ 129
La Pouvoir de la Beauté ~ 134
Der Prager-Student / Student of Prague ~ 137
Le Prince de Galles ~ 145
Prince of Wales’ Cotillion ~ 147
The Princess of Wales’s Waltz ~ 150
The Prussian Camp ~ 152
Le Quadrille ~ 154
Les Quadrilles ~ 160
Les Quatre Berceaux ~ 169
Les Quatre Nymphes (1) ~ 175
Les Quatre Nymphes (2) ~ 179
Les Quatre Saisons ~ 182
 La Réverbère ~ 184
Rigadoon (3) / Rigodon ~ 188
La Riswic ~ 196
Ruffs and Rhees ~ 198
The Savage Dance ~ 200
Schmiedt’s Angloise No.1 ~ 202
Schmiedt’s Quadrille No.1 ~ 204
Scotch Lilt ~ 208
A School for Scandal ~ 210
Shrewsbury Lasses ~ 212
Soldier’s Joy (1a&b) ~ 214
La Strasbourgeoise (1) ~ 216
La Strasbourgeoise (2) ~ 220
Strawberries and Cream (3) ~ 226
Sun Assembly ~ 228
The Touchstone ~ 231
Le Tourbillon ~ 232
A Trip to Highgate ~ 234
The Triumph (1a) ~ 235
La Voltaire et la Franklein ~ 238
Von einem Böhmen no.1 ~ 242
Von einem Böhmen no.2 ~ 244
Von einem Böhmen no.9 ~ 246
Wakefield Hunt ~ 250
Waltz (on a fan) ~ 252
Wednesday Night ~ 254
Wernigeröder Englischer Tanz nom. 19 ~ 255
La Windsor ~ 258
The Wish ~ 263
The Young Widow ~ 265