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Dancing through the Ages 1800-1825

Dancing through the Ages is an 10,800 page work offering background on, reconstruction of, and chorded music for nearly 1,000 dances from between from 1400 to 1900, as well as extensive notes analysing links between these dances, the evolution of dance forms, movement ideas and notation systems through this 500 period, and the changing nature of ball culture and dance sources in countries across the old and new word.  The whole is supported by thousands of quotations, diagrams and illustrations from original sources.

The work is broken into 31 books, each of between 300 and 460 (average 350) double-sided A4 pages. After the 'Orientation and Overview' book 1, the work is organised into ten 'Volumes', each of 3 books.  

Each 3-book Volume is devoted to a particular period and consists of 1,000 plus 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.

To order any or all of the books in this 31-book series go to (PUBLISHER's WEBSITE ORDER PAGE LINK TO APPEAR HERE MID AUGUST 2020 when grand work is finally available!) . The books are AUS$35 each (approximately US$25), plus postage which will diminish with the more books in your order. As your books will be sent from the nearest Lulu printer on your continent, you will not be paying for overseas shipping and will not be waiting long for the books to arrive. Orders are normally filled at local postage rates within a week.  

N.B. I recommend that in addition to ordering the books pertaining to the period you first think of, you also order books from the adjacent period collections plus the invaluable Book 1: 'Orientation and Overview'.  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!

If you are able to collect from our home in Canberra Australia, I may be able to offer you a special no-postage price on a full-set. Phone 62811098 or email us

Below are the front covers and contents of the three books that constitute Volume VII in the series

Part 1: Dance in General   (Book 20)

PART 1a: DANCE CONTEXT ~ 8

England ~ 10

The dances of the common folk ~ 10

The importance of the ballroom ~ 13

The private ball according to Jane Austen ~ 16

Assembly room dancing outside of London—including at Bath ~ 20

Assembly room dancing in London – including at Almack’s ~ 23

Public balls according to Thomas Wilson ~ 29

Dancing in Jane Austen screen adaptations ~ 35

Scotland ~ 39

Ireland ~ 43

Austria to Belgium ~ 48

The folk couples dances ~ 48

Group ballroom dances ~ 48

Vienna—dance halls and Congress of 1814 ~ 50

Outside Brussels—the Duchess of Richmond’s ball ~ 51

France ~ 55

Germany ~ 60

University dance culture ~ 60

Expanding dance culture ~ 61

Changing dance repertoire ~ 62

The winter ball season ~ 65

America ~ 68

The acceptance of dance ~ 68

Regional differences ~ 70

African-American involvement with dance ~ 72

The West Indies ~ 73

Australia ~ 75

Dance among the convicts and ‘lower orders’ of society ~ 75

The transplanting of British Isles traditions ~ 75

A broadening repertoire ~ 76

Poland and Russia ~ 80

Poland ~ 80

Russia ~ 81

 

PART 1b: DANCE FORMS ~ 84

Allemande ~ 86

Le cotillon / The cotillion dance game ~ 89

The origin ~ 89

The early 1820s ~ 93

The Country Dance ~ 95

Its origin ~ 95

Its variety ~ 97

Its mechanism according to Saltator ~ 99

Its mechanism according to Ivenseen ~ 100

Its mechanism according to Wilson ~ 101

Its mechanism according to Chivers ~ 103

Its mechanism according to the Analysis of the London ball-room ~ 104

Its setting to music ~ 105

Dance and tune medleys ~ 107

Its decline ~ 107

Écossaise ~ 110

Its origin ~ 110

Its popularity in Germany ~ 110

Its popularity in Russia ~ 113

Its formation and mechanism ~ 113

Its speed ~ 118

Its figures ~ 119

Its influence ~ 122

The Finishing dances ~ 124

The whole longways set ~ 124

The whole circle set ~ 125

The cotillon ~ 125

Gavotte ~ 127

The hybrid dances ~ 130

The circular system of English Country dancing ~ 131

The Spanish Dance ~ 132

The Swedish Dance ~ 134

The Mescolanze ~ 135

The Circassian Circle ~ 136

Chivonian Circle ~ 136

The Union Dance / Quadrille country dance ~ 137

The Jig and Hornpipe ~ 138

The Jig ~ 138

The Hornpipe ~ 140

The Mazurka ~ 142

In its rural homeland ~ 142

Ivensenn ~ 143

After the Napoleonic Wars ~ 146

The Minuet ~ 147

In England ~ 147

In Scotland ~ 149

In Ireland ~ 150

In America ~ 151

In Scandinavia ~ 152

The Minuet in double time ~ 152

The Polonaise ~ 154

In Poland ~ 154

In Russia ~ 155

To the West ~ 157

The Quadrille ~ 159

Its origins and first devotees ~ 159

Its form ~ 162

Its stepping ~ 165

Its debut in England and Scotland ~ 167

Its diversification ~ 172

Quadrilling it ~ 174

The Scotch Reel ~ 181

In Scotland ~ 181

In England ~ 181

The Waltz ~ 185

Its arrival in France ~ 185

Its arrival in England ~ 190

Its arrival in Scotland ~ 196

Its arrival in America ~ 197

Its arrival in Australia ~ 197

 

PART 1c: DANCE ELEMENTS ~ 199

Style ~ 200

Deportment ~ 200

Management of arms and hands ~ 203

A new naturalism ~ 204

Knowing appropriate steps ~ 205

Shunning exhibitionism ~ 207

The reality of the ballroom ~ 211

Etiquette ~ 216

Precedence ~ 216

Lady first ~ 216

Civility ~ 216

Ballroom rules ~ 219

Honours ~ 223

The bow and courtesy ~ 223

Honours in country dances and quadrilles ~ 225

Putting on and taking off the hat ~ 226

Holds and positions ~ 227

Turn out ~ 227

Five positions ~ 228

Standing ~ 230

Carriage of the arms ~ 230

Couples dance arm holds ~ 233

Formations ~ 234

The Quadrille ~ 234

The longways set ~ 236

Couples ~ 241

The new ‘hybrid’ formations ~ 241

Figures in general ~ 243

In the Country Dance ~ 243

In the Quadrille ~ 247

In the Écossaise ~ 250

In Waltz Country dances ~ 253

In the Spanish Dance ~ 253

In the Mescolanzes ~ 256

In the Union danses ~ 257

Meaning in figure arrangement ~ 257

Figure glossary ~ 259

Across Parallels ~ 259

À Droite et à Gauche / Chassez-dechassez ~ 259

À Droite sur les Côtes ~ 263

Allemande ~ 263

Back to Back / Dos à Dos ~ 266

Back / Retreat and Advance ~ 268

Balancé ~ 269

Cast off ~ 269

Chaîne Anglaise ~ 271

Chain / Chaîne for 8 or more ~ 271

Chain for 6 / Chaîne en six ~ 273

Chain for four (snowballed) ~ 274

Chaînes des Dames ~ 274

Change corners / Change over ~ 274

Change sides ~ 274

Change Places ~ 275

Chase ~ 275

Chassé à droite / à gauche / dechassé ~ 276

Chassé Crois(s)é ~ 276

Chassé out / Chassé ouvert ~ 280

Circle ~ 281

Contra corners ~ 281

Crossing Over 1 or 2 couples ~ 281

Dechassé ~ 284

Demi Promenade ~ 284

Down the middle ~ 284

Dos-à-dos ~ 284

En Avant et en Arrière ~ 284

En Avant les Huits ~ 285

Figure / Figure of eight ~ 285

Forward and Back / En Avant et en Arrière ~ 287

Forward all Eight / En Avant les Huit ~ 290

Grand Square ~ 291

Grand Rond / Ronde en huit ~ 291

Gypsy~ 291

Half Promenade / Queue de chat ~ 292

Hands across / Moulinet ~ 293

Hands round / Rond~ 294

Hands four / hands four round / circle ~ 294

Hands three / Rond de Trois ~ 295

Hands six / circle ~ 297

Hey ~ 297

Half-moon / Horseshoe ~ 297

Ladies’ Chain / Chaîne des Dames ~ 299

Lead around ~ 301

Lead down and back ~ 302

Lead outside ~ 307

Lines / Les Lignes ~ 308

Moulinet (Le) ~ 308

Petit tour ~ 308

Pirouette ~ 308

Porte d’Honneur ~ 308

Poussette ~ 309

Promenade / La promenade / Queue du chat ~ 311

Right and Left / Chaîne Anglaise ~ 314

Set / Setting / Balancer ~ 320

Set and change places ~ 328

Set and change sides / set and cross through ~ 328

Set contrary corners ~ 329

Set between two... ~ 330

Set four in line / Balancez quatre en ligne ~ 330

Set three in place and three across ~ 331

Set to the 2nd and turn the 3rd / Baulking ~ 331

Swing ~ 332

Swing corners ~ 332

Swing round / Swing with right hand then with left ~ 332

Le Tiroir / Les Tiroirs / Small Square / Double Square ~ 333

Tour de Mains ~ 334

Tour sur place ~ 334

Traversez ~ 334

Turn with both hands / Tour de Mains ~ 337

To the Right and to the Left ~ 338

To the Sides / À Droite sur les Côtes ~ 338

Traverser ~ 339

Turn corners ~ 339

Turn right hand / Turn left hand / La Main / Swing ~ 340

Visiting the set ~ 341

Waltzing in a set ~ 342

Steps in general ~ 343

Steps for country dance ~ 347

Kattfuss 1800 ~ 347

Mädel 1805 ~ 348

Ivensenn 1806 ~ 351

Wilson 1810-1820~ 352

Steps in Ecossaises ~ 355

Kattfuss 1800 & 1802 ~ 355

Mädel 1805 ~ 358

Ivensenn 1806 ~ 359

Steps used in Quadrilles ~ 362

Step glossary ~ 364

Assemblé ~ 364

Balancé ~ 366

Ballonné ~ 366

Balloté ~ 366

Battement ~ 366

Bending / Plié ~ 368

Bourrée ~ 369

Change of feet / Changement de jambe / Cross spring ~ 369

Chassé ~ 372

Contretems / Contretemps ~ 375

Coupé ~ 376

Entrechat ~ 376

Eschappé / Flic Flac / Fosgladh~ 377

Flic Flac / Fosgladh ~ 378

Glissade ~ 378

Jeté ~ 380

Kemkossy- minor / Forçepas / Back-skipping ~ 383

Kemkossy- single & double / Balançepas / Double Irish footing ~ 384

Kemshoole / Pas sauté / Schottische step ~ 386

Minuet (Pas de) ~ 388

Pas de basque ~ 388

Pirouette ~ 389

Rond de Jambe ~ 390

Running footing ~ 391

Seby-trast ~ 391

Sissone ~ 391

Temps Levé ~ 393

Temps de Courante ~ 394

Walking / Pas marché ~ 395

Zephyr (Pas de) ~ 396

 

PART 1d: DANCE TEACHING ~ 398

Dance teaching and leading ~ 399

Dance classes for children ~ 399

Dance classes for adults ~ 403

The changing repertoire ~ 406

The different types of dancing masters—case study of Ireland ~ 408

The teachers of dubious quality ~ 410

The teachers of quality ~ 413

Visual aids ~ 416

Calling ~ 418

In country dances ~ 418

In cotillions and quadrilles ~ 419

Publication and Notation ~ 423

Publication ~ 423

Notation ~ 424

Dance notebook – Stender 1818 ~ 426

Anonymous works and collections ~ 432

Anonymous books ~ 432

Beckers Taschenbuch zum geselligen Vergnügen ~ 433

Other publisher collections ~ 435

Manuscripts ~ 437

Authors and their works ~ 438

Bigatti ~ 438

Blanchard ~ 438

Blasis ~ 438

Campbell ~ 439

Cherry ~ 440

Charpentier ~ 440

Chivers ~ 440

Clarchies ~ 442

Collinet ~ 442

Dun ~ 443

Duval ~ 443

Gergoux ~ 444

Gourdoux-Daux ~ 444

Hart ~ 445

Ivensenn ~ 446

Jenkins ~ 446

Kattfuß ~ 447

Länger ~ 448

Lauchery ~ 448

Lowe ~ 449

Lund ~ 449

Mädel ~ 450

Moreau de Saint-Méry ~ 450

Nichols ~ 450

Noke ~ 451

Paine ~ 451

Payne ~ 454

Peacock ~ 455

Rice ~ 456

Roller ~ 456

Rosenhain ~ 456

Saltator ~ 456

Schaffer ~ 457

Simonet ~ 457

Stender ~ 457

Strathy ~ 458

Thompson ~ 458

Voiart ~ 458

Wills ~ 459

Wilson ~ 459



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) ~ 23

La Batteuse ~ 26

The Battle of Leipzig ~ 40

La Belle Annette & La Batteuse Country d. ~ 41

Butter’d Pease (2) ~ 45

The Caledonian Quadrille ~ 47

Carillon (2) / Le Carillon de Dunkerque ~ 70

The Chase (1) ~ 82

Circassian Circle (1)—Chivers’ ~ 83

Clasemont or Miss Caroline Morris ~ 87

College Hornpipe ~ 90

The Comet ~ 94

Contre-Ecossaise ~ 96

Conversation (1) & (2) ~ 99

Le Cotillon 1820 (Lauchery) ~ 114

Le Cotillon 1823 (Lauchery) ~ 124

Le Cotillon 1823 (Collinet) ~ 139

Countess of Yarmouth’s Fancy ~ 159

Country Bumpkin (2) ~ 161

Country Bumpkin (3) ~ 164

The Cushion Dance (2) ~ 166

The Cushion Dance (3) / Der Polstertanz ~ 171

The Czar ~ 173

Damen Verein ~ 174

The De’il among the Tailors ~ 179

Downfall of Paris ~ 181

Drops of Brandy ~ 190

The Duke of Kent’s Waltz ~ 193

Dutch Dollars ~ 198

Ecossaise mit 2 Colonnen ~ 199

Elegance and Simplicity ~ 203

L’Été (2) ~ 205

The Fair Circassian ~ 207

The Fairy Dance ~ 208

Française en rond ~ 210

Francaise royal ~ 215

The Good Girl ~ 219

The Graces ~ 222

Großvater (1)—Gergoux ~ 225

Großvater (2) / Le Grand-père (Collinet) ~ 237

Haste to the Wedding ~ 249

Highland Laddie (1) ~ 251

Highland Laddie (2, 3 & 4) ~ 253

Highland Laddie & Mr Chivers’ Fancy ~ 255

Les Hussars ~ 257

Isabella (1) ~ 271

Isabella (2) ~ 272

Italian Monfrina (1) ~ 274

Italian Monfrina (2) ~ 276

Joan’s Placket (2a & b) ~ 278

La Josephine ~ 280

Juliana (1 & 2) ~ 282

Juliana (3) ~ 284

Juliana (4 & 5) ~ 287

Jumping Joan (3a&b) ~ 290

Kattfuß’s Ecossoise no. 1 ~ 291

Keraus ~ 293

Kreuz-Ecossaisen ~ 299

Lady Caroline Lee’s Waltz (1) ~ 305

Lady Caroline Lee’s Waltz (2) ~ 308

The Lancers Quadrille (1) / Les Lanciers (1) ~ 310

The Lancers Quadrille (2) / Duval Lancers ~ 319

The Lancers Quadrille (3) / Hart Lancers ~ 346

Les Lanciers (2) / Les Lanciers for 16 ~ 362

Les Lanciers (3) / Les L. (country dance) ~ 366

Länger’s Ecossaise no.1 ~ 370

Lauchery’s Ecossaise for 1823 ~ 376

 


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) ~ 32

The Moscovians ~ 34

Mr Chivers’ Fancy (1, 2, 3 and 4) ~ 40

Mr Turner’s Academy Cotillion ~ 43

La Napoléon ~ 46

National Waltz ~ 49

National Waltz and Highland Laddie ~ 52

Nichols’ Favorite ~ 54

Pantalon (1a&b), (2) & (3) ~ 56

Pleasures of the Town (2) ~ 59

Polonaise (3) / La Grande Polonaise ~ 61

La Poule (1) ~ 72

La Poule (2a) ~ 74

La Poule (2b, c, d) ~ 75

La Poule (3a&b) ~ 79

The Prisoner (1) & (2) ~ 81

Quadrille Français (1) / Simonet’s ~ 84

Quadrille Français (2a) / Paine’s 1st Set ~ 113

Quadrille Français (2a) for 12 or 16 ~ 145

Rond(e) de Rocha(t) ~ 151

The Russian Ambassador’s Waltz ~ 165

Russian Dance (1), (2) and (3) ~ 169

Russian Dance and Morgiana in Ireland ~ 173

Scotch Reel of 3 & of 4 ~ 175

Scotch Reel of 5 (1a&b) ~ 185

Scotch Reel of 5 (2) ~ 189

Scotch Reel of 6 (1a,b&c)~ 190

Scotch Reel of 6 (2) ~ 194

Sicilian Dance (1) & (2) ~ 197

Sir Roger de Coverley (2a) ~ 199

Sir Roger de Coverley (3) / Haymakers ~ 207

Soldier’s Joy (2a&b) ~ 214

Spanish Dance (1a&b) / The Guaracha ~ 216

La Tempête (1 a, b, c, d & e) ~ 218

Triolet (1) ~ 241

The Triumph (1b&c, 2) ~ 246

La Trompeuse ~ 251

Tyrolese Waltz and Isabella ~ 254

The Union Waltz ~ 256

La Valse en Cotillon ~ 258

La Vinetta ~ 260

The Volga ~ 262

Waltz (1) / French Waltzing ~ 264

Waltz (2) / German Waltzing / Drehen ~ 287

Waltz in the Russian style ~ 296

Wechsel-Waltzer ~ 300

Wilson’s Quadrilles ~ 304

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