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Dancing through the Ages 1875-1900-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 X 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   ( Book29)

PART 1a:    DANCE CONTEXT ~ 7
Britain
~ 9
Rural dances ~ 10
The State ball 
~ 12
Public assembly room dancing 
~ 13
The ball at home 
~ 16
The special balls 
~ 20
Leap year balls 
~ 26
Picnic balls 
~ 27
Fancy dress 
~ 27
The Calico ball
~ 29
The private ball with new dance display 
~ 31
The ball according to Sara J… Duncan 
~ 33
Cinderella dances 
~ 37
Dancing in Scotland 
~ 39
France
~ 40
Dance halls ~ 40
The Incoherent balls
~ 46
The Opera balls 
~ 46
Historical costume balls 
~ 48
Central and Northern Europe
~ 50
America 
~ 58
The popularity of dancing ~ 58
The critics of dancing 
~ 59
Nostalgia and innovation 
~ 61
Black dance 
~ 62
The West Indies 
~ 66
Australia 
~ 67
The repertoire in dance manuals 
~ 67
Ball programs 
~ 70
All sorts of balls 
~ 72
The Sydney Exhibition Hall ball of 1879 
~ 74
The Melbourne Exhibition Hall ball 1881 
~ 76
Town Hall balls, such as Adelaide 1893 
~ 80
Balls in illustrations 
~ 82
Poland
~ 85
Russia 
~ 86
The ball in Anna Karenina ~ 88
Embracing the round dance
~ 92
Elsewhere
~ 93

PART 1b:    DANCE FORMS ~ 95
The Cotillon
~ 96
In Russia ~ 96
In Germany 
~ 96
In France 
~ 109
In America 
~ 115
In England 
~ 121
In Australia 
~ 124
Its props and favours 
~ 124
Its conducting according to an anonymous French source 
~ 127
Its arrangement according to an Italian s...
~ 130
Its management according to American s. 
~ 130
The Country dance and its relatives
~ 141
The Mazurka 
~ 148
In Poland and Russia ~ 148
In the west 
~ 153
The Minuet
~ 163
The Polka and Galop 
~ 178
The Polka ~ 178
The Galop
~ 180
The Polonaise
~ 181
In Poland ~ 181
In Russia 
~ 181
In Germany 
~ 183
In the west 
~ 184
The Quadrille
~ 187
Its step ~ 187
Its mechanism 
~ 188
Its leadership 
~ 189
Its uses and ‘abuses’ 
~ 190
It’s survival 
~ 193
The Reel
~ 196
The Schottische and Pas de quatre 
~ 197
The Cake Walk 
~ 200
The Varsovienna / Varsovianna 
~ 207
The Waltz 
~ 212

PART 1c:    DANCE ELEMENTS ~ 218
Style
~ 219
Changing foot work ~ 221
Arms
~ 222
Dress
~ 222
Etiquette
~ 224
Satyrical prose ~ 224
Satryrical illustrations
~ 225
From dance manuals, 1875-1880
~ 232
From dance manuals of the 1880s and 90s
~ 235
The dance card
~ 241
Honours
~ 247
The man and woman’s honour ~ 247
The honour in context
~ 248
Holds and formations
~ 254
Holding hands ~ 254
Positions of the feet
~ 254
Couple’s dances
~ 255
The Set dances
~ 263
Figures
~ 269
Swing ~ 269
French terms
~ 270
La contredanse Française main figures
~ 273
...Quadrille finale figures—Rose, Galop
~ 276
Steps
~ 281
For travelling in a quadrille ~ 281
For travelling in a reel 
~ 282
For setting in a quadrille 
~ 283
For setting in a Scotch reel 
~ 283
For the essential couple’s dances 
~ 284

PART 1d:    DANCE TEACHING ~ 286
The Profession
~ 287
Organising the profession ~ 287
Dance teachers
~ 288
Dancing masters studios
~ 289
Sydney dancing master West
~ 292
The rewards and disappointments
~ 293
Dance teaching techniques
~ 296
Prompting and calling
~ 299
Publications
~ 302
Photography
~ 304
Anonymous dance works
~ 306
Anonymous books ~ 306
Anonymous articles and folios 
~ 310
Authored works
~ 311
Allan ~ 311
Anderson 
~ 311
Armstrong 
~ 312
Baron 
~ 312
Beek 
~ 313
Bohme 
~ 313
Bolze 
~ 313
Bonstein 
~ 314
Bosshardt-Strübi 
~ 314
Busch 
~ 314
Carpenter 
~ 315
Cartier 
~ 316
Chappell 
~ 316
Charbonnel 
~ 317
Chistjakov 
~ 317
Christison 
~ 317
Clément 
~ 318
Clendenen 
~ 319
Cleveland 
~ 319
Colles 
~ 319
Crompton 
~ 320
Czerwinski 
~ 320
D’Aquino 
~ 321
De’Fiori 
~ 321
De Garmo 
~ 321
De Soria 
~ 322
Desrat 
~ 322
Dick 
~ 323
Dodworth 
~ 324
Élie 
~ 325
Elmwell 
~ 326
Faulkner 
~ 326
Foreman 
~ 326
French 
~ 327
Gass 
~ 327
Gerhardt 
~ 327
Gilbert 
~ 327
Giraudet 
~ 328
Gomme 
~ 329
Gott  
~ 330
Goul
~ 330
Grangier 
~ 331
Grant 
331
Greene 
~ 331
Grove 
~ 332
Grover 
~ 332
Harvey 
~ 333
Hirschfeld-Böhm 
~ 333
Howe 
~ 333
Klemm 
~ 334
Koncen 
~ 334
Kopp 
~ 334
Lamb 
~ 335
Leggett Byrne 
~ 335
Lovenberry 
~ 336
Lussan-Borel 
~ 336
Mahler 
~ 337
Paul 
~ 337
Perin 
~ 338
Radestock 
~ 338
Read 
~ 338
Reznicek 
~ 339
Richer 
~ 339
Rivers 
~ 339
Roberts 
~ 340
Roseri 
~ 340
Rossi 
~ 340
Sause 
~ 341
Schell 
~ 341
Schild 
~ 341
Scott 
~ 341
Segadlo 
~ 343
Sherwood 
~ 343
Skinner 
~ 343
Stilb 
~ 344
T. Erp. Sichore 
~ 344
Vestris 
~ 345
Vuillier 
~ 345
Wallner 
~ 345
Wilson 
~ 346
Wilson 
~ 346
Wivell 
~ 346
Zorn 
~ 347
Wivell 
~ 345
Zorn 
~ 346

Part 2b: Dances in detail A-M   (Book 30) 
   
The Albert’s (1)
~ 6
The Albert’s (2) 
~ 24
Baby Polka / Finger Polka / La Badoise 
~ 34
The Berlin Polka / La Berline / Alsatian Polka / Polka Militaire 
~ 40
Bohemian Polka / Heel and Toe 
~ 59
The Cake Walk
~ 63
Charge of the Light Brigade 
~ 76
Les Cinq Parties du Monde 
~ 87
Combination Polka 
~ 97
Coquette (3a&b) / Glide Polka 
~ 99
Coquette (4a&b) 
~ 102
Cotillon medley with blindfolds
~ 105
Le Colin-Maillard ~ 105
Blind Man’s Bluff 
~ 106
The Weak leading the Blind 
~ 107
Cotillon medley with cards
~ 108
Cotillon medley with 4 chairs facing in 
~ 110
The 4 Chairs (The ‘Whirligig’) ~ 110
The Figure 8 
~ 111
The Seated Ladies 
~ 112
The Four Corners 
~ 113
Cotillon medley with 8 chairs facing out 
~ 114
The Gentleman Kneels ~ 114
The Free Chairs 
~ 115
Musical chairs 
~ 116
Cotillon medley with choice
~ 117
Cotillon with basket, ring & flower 
~ 117
The Fan / The Kangarooo ~ 118
Flowers and Animals 
~ 120
Blind choice 
~ 121
Cotillon medley with circles and columns / Farandole
~ 123
The Reunion ~ 125
The Snail
~ 126
The Labyrinth
~ 127
The Bridge 
~ 128
The Double Serpent 
~ 129
The Zigzag 
~ 130
The Chain without end 
~ 131
The Arch
~ 132
Cotillon medley with fans
~ 134
Cotillon L’Eventail ~ 134
Fans in a hat 
~ 136
Cotillon with hat and gloves
~ 137
Cotillon with mixing
~ 139
The Meeting ~ 139
The Exchange 
~ 140
The Pursuit 
~ 140
The Serpent 
~ 142
The Circles ~
 143
The Winding Alley 
~ 144
Repeating / Ending 
~ 144
The Arbour
~ 145
Cotillon with pairs of props
~ 146
The Circus ~ 146
The Spinning-top
~ 147
Cotillon medley with scarves (1)
~ 148
The Twisted Handkerchief ~ 148
The Flying Scarfs 
~ 149
The Scarf Cross 
~ 149
The Handkerchief Chase
~ 150
The Scarfs
~ 151
Cotillon medley with scarves (2)
~ 153
The Lassoo ~ 153
The Snake 
~ 154
Satyrs and Nymphs 
~ 155
Cotillon medley with a sheet
~ 156
The Canopy ~ 156
The Mysterious Hands
~ 157
Cotillon medley with surprises
~ 159
Moulinet Surprise ~ 160
Les Surprises 
~ 161
Les Quatre Couples 
~ 162
Le Loup 
~ 163
Cross Step Polka 
~ 164
La Dance Florence / Dashing White Sergeant (2) 
~ 166
Double Glide Waltz 
~ 172
L’Élégante 
~ 173
L’Éxcentrique 
~ 175
The Fitzroy Quadrille 
~ 176
The Five Step Waltz (3) 
~ 188
Galop (2) 
~ 192
Galop (3) 
~ 196
Galop (4) /Rhein Galop / Danish Waltz / Manchester 
~ 199
Ganglovienne / Ostendaise Valsée 
~ 203
Gavotte de Pas de Quatre 
~ 211
La Giraudette 
~ 223
Highland Schottische
~ 225
Hongroise (3) / Valse Hongroise 
~ 233
Hop Waltz (2) 
~ 239
Kreuz Polka 
~ 240
The Lancers’ Quadrille (5) / Pirates of Penzance 
~ 245
Lancers for 16 (3) 
~ 267
Loomis Glide Mazurka 
~ 270
Menuet de la cour (2) 
~ 274
Menuet de la Cour (3) / ... à la Reine (2) 
~ 296
Menuet de la cour Quadrille 
~ 306
Military Schottische / Pas de Quatre / Barn Dance 
~ 309    


The Newport ~ 7
Ostendaise ~ 18
Oxford Minuet ~ 34
La Parisienne ~ 40
Pas de trois ~ 47
Pas des Patineurs ~ 50
Polish Galop ~ 60
Polka Mazurka (3) / The Waratah ~ 63
Polka Russe (1) ~ 70
Polka Russe (2) ~ 72
Polka Russe (3) / Troika ~ 87
Le Polo ~ 94
Polonaise (5) / The Grand March ~ 129
Opening circuit~ 129
Column up the middle ~ 129
Passing files ~ 130
Zigzagging Column ~ 131
Into Platoons ~ 132
Reverse Platoon ~ 133
Half Columns ~ 133
Arbour ~ 134
The Serpent / Snail ~ 135
Conclusion—with a waltz ~ 136
Conclusion—with head and side lines ~ 137
The Prince of Wales Schottische ~ 149
Quadrille Classique ~ 153
Quadrille Giraudet ~ 162
Le Quadrille de Jean Gilles ~ 181
Quadrille Français (5) / The Sydney Exhibition Quadrille ~ 191
Quadrille Polo Américain ~ 217
Rédowa (4) / Redowa Waltz ~ 235
La Russe ~ 237
The Russia ~ 241
Sagantina Nancéenne ~ 242
Singing Quadrille / Quadrille Français (6) ~ 249
Sir Roger de Coverley (4b) /Virginia Reel (2) ~ 259
Sir Roger de Coverley (5) ~ 263
Sir Roger de Coverley (6) / Gigue Anglais / Gigue Américaine ~ 272
Stéphanoise ~ 289
La Tempête (5) ~ 291
Waltz Minuet (1) ~ 293
Waltz Minuet (2a&b) ~ 295