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Dancing through the Ages 1800-1825-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 VII 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 20)

PART 1a:  DANCE CONTEXT ~ 8
England ~ 10
The importance of dance ~ 10
The private ball according to Jane Austen ~ 13
Assembly room dancing ~ 17
Public balls according to Thomas Wilson ~ 24
Dancing in Jane Austen screen adaptations ~ 31
Scotland ~ 34
Continental Europe ~ 37

The folk couples dances ~ 37
Group ballroom dances ~ 37
Congress of Vienna ~ 39
The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball ~ 39
In France ~ 42
Germany ~ 45
Expanding dance culture ~ 45
Changing dance repertoire ~ 46
The winter ball season ~ 49
America ~ 52
The acceptance of dance ~ 52
Regional differences ~ 54
African-American involvement with dance ~ 56
The West Indies ~ 57
Australia ~ 59
The transplanting of British Isles traditions ~ 59
A broadening repertoire ~ 60
Poland and Russia ~ 63
Poland ~ 63
Russia ~ 64

PART 1b:  DANCE FORMS ~ 67
Allemande ~ 69
Le cotillon / The cotillion dance game ~ 72
The origin ~ 72
The early 1820s ~ 75
The Country Dance ~ 78
Origin ~ 78
Variety ~ 79
Its mechanism ~ 81
Its setting to music ~ 86
Dance and tune medleys ~ 88
Its decline ~ 89
Écossaise ~ 92
Its origin ~ 92
Its popularity in Germany ~ 92
Its popularity in Russia ~ 95
Its formation and mechanism ~ 95
Its speed ~ 100
Its figures ~ 101
Its influence ~ 105
The Finishing dances ~ 107
The whole longways set ~ 107
The whole circle set ~ 108
The cotillon ~ 108
Gavotte ~ 110
The hybrid dances ~ 113
The circular system of English Country dancing ~ 113
The Spanish Dance ~ 114
The Swedish Dance ~ 117
The Mescolanze ~ 117
The Circassian Circle and Chivonian … ~ 118
The Union Dance / Quadrille country dance ~ 119
The Jig and Hornpipe ~ 121
The Jig ~ 121
The Hornpipe ~ 122
The Mazurka ~ 124
In its rural homeland ~ 124
Ivensenn ~ 125
After the Napoleonic Wars ~ 128
The Minuet ~ 129
In England ~ 129
In Scotland ~ 131
In Ireland ~ 132
In America ~ 133
In Scandinavia134
The Minuet in double time ~ 134
The Polonaise ~ 136
In Poland ~ 136
In Russia ~ 137
To the West ~ 139
The Quadrille ~ 141
Its origins and first devotees ~ 141
Its form ~ 144
Its stepping ~ 147
Its debut in England and Scotland ~ 149
Its diversification ~ 153
Quadrillemania ~ 155
The Scotch Reel ~ 159
The Waltz ~ 162
Its arrival in France ~ 162
Its arrival in England ~ 166
Its arrival in Scotland ~ 171
Its arrival in America ~ 172
Its arrival in Australia ~ 173

PART 1c:  DANCE ELEMENTS ~ 174
Style ~ 175
Deportment ~ 175
Management of arms and hands ~ 178
A new naturalism ~ 179
Knowing appropriate steps ~ 180
Shunning exhibitionism ~ 182
The reality of the ballroom ~ 185
Etiquette ~ 190
Honours ~ 196
The bow and courtesy ~ 196
Honours in country dances and quadrilles ~ 197
Putting on and taking off the hat ~ 199
Holds and positions ~ 200
Turn out ~ 200
Five positions ~ 201
Standing ~ 203
Carriage of the arms ~ 203
Couples dance arm holds ~ 206
Formations ~ 207
The Quadrille ~ 207
The longways set ~ 209
Couples ~ 214
The new ‘hybrid’ formations ~ 214
Figures in general ~ 216
In the Country Dance ~ 217
In the Quadrille ~ 219
In the Écossaise ~ 223
In Waltz Country dances ~ 226
In the Spanish Dance ~ 226
In the Mescolanzes ~ 228
In the Union danses ~ 229
Figure glossary ~ 230
Across Parallels ~ 230
À Droite et à Gauche / Chassez-dechassez ~ 230
À Droite sur les Côtes ~ 234
Allemande ~ 234
En Avant et en Arrière ~ 237
Back to Back / Dos à Dos ~ 237
Back / Retreat and Advance ~ 240
Balancé ~ 240
Cast off ~ 240
Chaîne Anglaise ~ 243
Chain / Chaîne for 8 or more ~ 243
Chain for 6 / Chaîne en six ~ 245
Chain for four (snowballed) ~ 246
Chaînes des Dames ~ 246
Change corners / Change over ~ 246
Change sides ~ 246
Change Places ~ 247
Chase ~ 247
Chassé à droite / à gauche / dechassé ~ 248
Chassé Crois(s)é ~ 248
Chassé out / Chassé ouvert ~ 252
Circle ~ 253
Contra corners ~ 253
Crossing Over 1 or 2 couples ~ 253
Dechassé ~ 256
Demi Promenade ~ 256
Down the middle ~ 256
Dos-à-dos ~ 257
En Avant et en Arrière ~ 257
En Avant les Huits ~ 257
Figure / Figure of eight ~ 257
Forward and Back / En Avant et en Arrière ~ 260
Forward all Eight / En Avant les Huit ~ 262
Grand Square ~ 263
Grand Rond / Ronde en huit ~ 263
Gypsy ~ 264
Half Promenade / Queue de chat ~ 264
Hands across / Moulinet ~ 264
Hands round / Rond ~ 265
Hands four / hands four round / circle ~ 266
Hands three / Rond de Trois ~ 266
Hands six / circle ~ 268
Hey ~ 269
Half-moon / Horseshoe ~ 269
Ladies’ Chain / Chaîne des Dames ~ 271
Lead around ~ 273
Lead down and back ~ 274
Lead outside ~ 279
Lines / Les Lignes ~ 280
Moulinet (Le) ~ 280
Petit tour ~ 280
Pirouette ~ 280
Porte d’Honneur ~ 280
Poussette ~ 281
Promenade / La promenade / Queue du chat ~ 283
Right and Left / Chaîne Anglaise ~ 286
Set / Setting / Balancer ~ 292
Set and change places ~ 299
Set and change sides / set and cross … ~ 300
Set contrary corners ~ 301
Set between two... ~ 302
Set four in line / Balancez quatre en ligne ~ 302
Set three in place and three across ~ 303
Set to the 2nd and turn the 3rd / Baulking ~ 303
Swing ~ 304
Swing corners ~ 304
Swing round / Swing with right hand then with left ~ 304
Le Tiroir / Les Tiroirs / Small Square / Double Square ~ 305
Tour de Mains ~ 306
Tour sur place ~ 306
Traversez ~ 306
Turn with both hands / Tour de Mains ~ 309
To the Right and to the Left ~ 311
To the Sides / À Droite sur les Côtes ~ 311
Traverser ~ 311
Turn corners ~ 311
Turn right hand / Turn left hand / La Main / Swing ~ 313
Visiting the set ~ 313
Waltzing in a set ~ 314
Steps in general ~ 315
Steps for country dance ~ 319
Kattfuss 1800 ~ 319
Mädel 1805 ~ 320
Ivensenn 1806 ~ 323
Wilson 1810-1820 ~ 324
Steps in Ecossaises ~ 327
Kattfuss 1800 & 1802 ~ 327
Mädel 1805 ~ 330
Ivensenn 1806 ~ 331
Steps used in Quadrilles ~ 334
Step glossary ~ 336
Assemblé ~ 336
Balancé ~ 337
Ballonné ~ 337
Balloté ~ 338
Battement ~ 338
Bending / Plié ~ 339
Bourrée ~ 340
Change of feet / Changement de jambe / Cross spring ~ 341
Chassé ~ 343
Contretems / Contretemps ~ 346
Coupé ~ 347
Entrechat ~ 347
Eschappé / Flic Flac / Fosgladh ~ 348
Flic Flac / Fosgladh ~ 349
Glissade ~ 349
Jeté ~ 351
Kemkossy- minor / Forçepas / Back-sk… ~ 354
Kemkossy- single & double / Balançepas / Double Irish footing ~ 355
Kemshoole / Pas sauté / Schottische step ~ 357
Minuet (Pas de) ~ 359
Pas de basque ~ 359
Pirouette ~ 360
Rond de Jambe ~ 361
Running footing ~ 361
Seby-trast ~ 362
Sissone ~ 362
Tem(p)s Levé ~ 364
Temps de Courante ~ 365
Zephyr (Pas de) ~ 366
Walking / Pas marché ~ 366

PART 1d:  DANCE TEACHING ~ 367
Dance teaching and leading ~ 368
The importance of dance classes ~ 368
The changing repertoire ~ 373
The teachers of dubious quality ~ 375
The teachers of quality ~ 378
Visual aids ~ 381
Calling ~ 382
Publication and Notation ~ 386
Publication ~ 386
Notation ~ 387
Dance note book ~ 389
Anonymous works and collections ~ 390
Anonymous books ~ 390
Beckers Taschenbuch zum geselligen Vergnügen ~ 391
Other publisher collections ~ 393
Manuscripts ~ 395
Authors and their works ~ 397
Bigatti ~ 397
Blanchard ~ 397
Blasis ~ 397
Campbell ~ 398
Charpentier ~ 399
Chivers ~ 399
Clarchies ~ 400
Collinet ~ 401
Dun ~ 402
Duval ~ 402
Gergoux ~ 403
Gourdoux-Daux ~ 403
Hart ~ 404
Ivensenn ~ 405
Jenkins ~ 405
Kattfuß ~ 406
Länger ~ 407
Lauchery ~ 407
Lowe ~ 407
Lund ~ 408
Mädel ~ 408
Moreau de Saint-Méry ~ 409
Nichols ~ 409
Noke ~ 410
Paine ~ 410
Peacock ~ 413
Rice ~ 414
Roller ~ 414
Rosenhain ~ 414
Saltator ~ 414
Schaffer ~ 416
Simonet ~ 416
Stender ~ 416
Strathy ~ 416
Théleur ~ 416
Thompson ~ 416
Voiart ~ 417
Wills ~ 417
Wilson ~ 41

Part 2a: Dances in detail A-L   (Book 21)

Ah Ça Ira (2) ~ 6
The Alexander ~ 9
Allemande (5) / Strassburger ~ 11
The Attempt ~ 22
L’Augustin Waltz (1&2) ~ 24
La Batteuse ~ 27
The Battle of Leipzig ~ 41
 La Belle Annette & La Batteuse Count ... 42
Butter’d Pease (2) ~ 46
The Caledonian Quadrille ~ 48
Le Carillon de Dunkerque ~ 71
The Chase (1) ~ 81
College Hornpipe ~ 82
The Comet ~ 86
Contre-Ecossaise ~ 88
Conversation (1) & (2) ~ 91
Le Cotillon 1820 (Lauchery)  ~ 106
Le Cotillon 1823 (Lauchery)  ~ 116
Le Cotillon 1823 (Collinet) ~ 131
Countess of Yarmouth’s Fancy ~ 151
Country Bumpkin (2) ~ 153
Country Bumpkin (3) ~ 156
The Cushion Dance (2) ~ 158
The Cushion Dance (3) / Der Polstertanz ~ 162
The Czar ~ 164
Damen Verein ~ 166
The De’il among the Tailors ~ 171
Downfall of Paris ~ 173
Drops of Brandy ~ 178
The Duke of Kent’s Waltz ~ 181
Dutch Dollars ~ 186
Ecossaise mit 2 Colonnen ~ 187
Elegance and Simplicity ~ 191
L’Été ~ 193
The Fair Circassian ~ 195
The Fairy Dance ~ 197
Française en rond ~ 199
Francaise royal ~ 204
The Good Girl ~ 208
The Graces ~ 211
Großvater (1)—Gergoux ~ 214
Großvater (2) / Le Grand-père (Collinet) ~ 226
Haste to the Wedding ~ 238
Highland Laddie (1) ~ 240
Highland Laddie (2, 3 & 4) ~ 242
Highland Laddie & Mr Chivers’ Fancy ~ 244
Les Hussars ~ 246
Isabella (1) ~ 260
Isabella (2) ~ 261
Italian Monfrina (1) ~ 263
Italian Monfrina (2) ~ 265
Joan’s Placket (2a & b) ~ 267
La Josephine ~ 269
Juliana (1) ~ 271
Juliana (2) ~ 273
Juliana (3 & 4) ~ 276
Jumping Joan (3a&b) ~ 279
Kattfuß’s Ecossoise no. 1 ~ 280
Keraus ~ 282
Kreuz-Ecossaisen ~ 288
Lady Caroline Lee’s Waltz (1) ~ 294
Lady Caroline Lee’s Waltz (2) ~ 297
Lancers Quadrille (1) / Les Lanciers (1) ~ 299
The Lancers Quadrille (2) / Duval Lancers ~ 308
The Lancers Quadrille (3) / Hart Lancers ~ 335
Les Lanciers (2) / Les Lanciers for 16 ~ 352
Les Lanciers (3) / Les L. (country dance) ~ 356
Länger’s Ecossaise no.1 ~ 360
Lauchery’s Ecossaise for 1823 ~ 366

Part 2b: Dances in detail M-Z   (Book 22)

Mazurka Quadrille (1) ~ 6
La Monaco ~ 18
Money Musk (2) ~ 22
La Monferine ~ 24
Morgiana in Ireland (1a, b, c) ~ 28
Morgiana in Ireland (2) ~ 30
The Moscovians ~ 33
Mr Chivers’ Fancy (1, 2, 3 and 4) ~ 39
Mr Turner’s Academy Cotillion ~ 42
La Napoléon ~ 45
National Waltz ~ 48
National Waltz and Highland Laddie ~ 51
Nichols’ Favorite ~ 53
Pantalon (1a&b), (2) & (3) ~ 55
Pleasures of the Town (2) ~ 58
Polonaise (3) / La Grande Polonaise ~ 60
La Poule (1) ~ 71
La Poule (2a) ~ 73
La Poule (2b, c, d) ~ 74
La Poule (3a&b) ~ 78
Quadrille Français (1) / Simonet’s ~ 80
Quadrille Français (2a) / Paine’s 1st Set ~ 115
Rond(e) de Rocha(t) ~ 133
The Russian Ambassador’s Waltz ~ 147
Russian Dance (1), (2) and (3) ~ 151
Russian Dance and Morgiana in Ireland ~ 155
Scotch Reel of 3 & of 4 ~ 157
Scotch Reel of 5 (1a&b) ~ 167
Scotch Reel of 5 (2) ~ 171
Scotch Reel of 6 (1a,b&c) ~ 172
Scotch Reel of 6 (2) ~ 176
Sicilian Dance (1) & (2) ~ 179
Sir Roger de Coverley (2a) ~ 181
Sir Roger de Coverley (3) / Haymakers ~ 188
Soldier’s Joy (2a&b) ~ 194
Spanish Dance (1a&b) / The Guaracha ~ 196
La Tempête (1 a, b, c, d) ~ 198
Triolet (1) ~ 221
The Triumph (1b&c, 2) ~ 226
La Trompeuse ~ 231
Tyrolese Waltz and Isabella ~ 234
The Union Waltz ~ 236
La Valse en Cotillon ~ 238
La Vinetta ~ 240
The Volga ~ 242
Waltz (1) / French Waltzing ~ 244
Waltz (2) / German Waltzing / Drehen ~ 266
Waltz in the Russian style ~ 275
Wechsel-Waltzer ~ 279
Wilson’s Quadrilles ~ 283