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Dancing through the Ages 1850-1875

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 IX 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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Part 1: Dance in general   (Book 26)

PART 1a:    DANCE CONTEXT ~ 8
Balls in general
 ~ 9
England ~
11
Rural dances according to Gaskell, Eliot and Hardy ~ 11
Private balls according to Mrs Henderson
 ~ 15
Balls for different occasions ~ 16
Hood’s 1868 The physiology of the dance ~ 23
The ball in Trollope’s 1875 The way we live now ~ 29
The first quadrille and the last galop ~ 33
France ~ 37
Views on dance ~ 37
Court balls ~ 41
The private ball in Flaubert’s Madame Bovary ~ 42
The private ball in Zola’s La Curée ~ 44
The private ball in Alcott’s Little Women ~ 49
The private ball in art ~ 50
Public dance halls ~ 52
The Opera balls ~ 57
Central and northern Europe ~ 59
America ~ 63

Regional variation ~ 63
Different types of balls ~ 65
The Calico ball ~ 67
Black dance ~ 78
Commonalities across region and milieu
 ~ 78
The new couple’s dances ~ 79
Australia and New Zealand ~ 81
Growing sense of Australian identity ~ 81
Ball venues ~ 81
Balls in newspapers ~ 82
Balls in illustrations ~ 84
Music and dance publications ~ 90
The repertoire at a Melbourne Assembly ball in 1875 ~ 91
New Zealand ~ 95
Poland ~ 98
Russia ~ 100

PART 1b:    DANCE FORMS ~ 104
The Cotillion ~ 105
In France ~ 105
Elsewhere on the continent ~ 110
America ~ 112
England ~ 114
The Country dance and its relatives ~ 116
Country dances displacing folk dances ~ 116
Sir Roger de Coverley / Virginia Reel ~ 117
Other contexts in which it survived ~ 122
Country dance hybrids ~ 124
The Mazurka ~ 126
In the east ~ 126
In the west ~ 127
In America ~ 129
In Australia ~ 131
Mazurka couples dance hybrids ~ 132
The Minuet ~ 134
The Galop, Polka & variants ~ 135
The Galop ~ 135
The Polka ~ 135
Variants ~ 136
The Polonaise ~ 137
In Poland ~ 137
In Russia ~ 138
In Germany ~ 138
In the west ~ 139
The Quadrille ~ 141
Its popularity ~ 141
Its adaptations ~ 143
Its aberration—the cancan ~ 148
Its ridicule ~ 149
The Reel ~ 151
The Schottische and its relatives ~ 152
Varsovienne / Varsovienna / Varsoviana ~ 155
The Waltz ~ 163

PART 1c:    DANCE ELEMENTS ~ 166

Style ~ 167
Etiquette ~ 169
1850s ~ 172
1860-1875 ~ 176
Figures and formations ~ 181
Honours ~ 184
The man’s bow ~ 184
The woman’s courtesy ~ 185
Different bows in different contexts ~ 186
Holds and positions ~ 187
Foot positions ~ 187
Arm holds ~ 189
Steps in general ~ 194
In quadrilles ~ 194
In couple’s dances ~ 195
Steps in Beseda ~ 196
Furiant ~ 196
Hulán ~ 197
Kalamajka ~ 198
Obkročák ~ 198
Polka ~ 199
Redovák ~ 200
Řezanka ~ 200
Sousedská ~ 201

PART 1d:    DANCE TEACHING ~ 202
Dance teaching ~ 202
The frequency of lessons ~ 202
Dance teachers in general ~ 205
The Turveydrops ~ 206
Markowski ~ 213
Prompting and calling ~ 215
Publications ~ 218
Music publishing ~ 218
Notation ~ 220
Anonymous works ~ 223
Anonymous books ~ 223
Music collections with dance instructions ~ 226
Authored works ~ 229
Bland ~ 229
Blasis ~ 229
Boullay ~ 230
Brookes ~ 230
Brooks ~ 230
Carpenter ~ 231
C.B. ~ 231
Coulon ~ 232
Czerwinski ~ 232
De Garmo ~ 233
De Walden ~ 233
Desrat ~ 234
Dodworth ~ 235
Durang ~ 236
Ferrero ~ 236
Fertiault ~ 237
Gawlikowski ~ 237
Giraudet ~ 238
Gronow ~ 238
Henderson ~ 238
Hillgrove ~ 239
Hood ~ 240
Howe ~ 240
Hughes ~ 241
Ibarra ~ 242
Jarvis ~ 242
Kemp ~ 243
Kurth
 ~ 243
Laborde ~ 244
Link ~ 244
Lowe ~ 245
Meyen ~ 245
Narrey ~ 246
Polkarius ~ 246
Reilley ~ 246
Ridgeway ~ 247
Roberts
 ~ 247
Saint-Léon ~ 247
Spencer
 ~ 247
Wallace ~ 248
Webster
 ~ 248
Wesner ~ 249
Willcock ~ 249
Wivell ~ 250
Youens ~ 250

Part 2a: Dances in detail A-P   (Book 27)

L’Anglicane ~ 6
Beseda ~ 7
La Boulangère (2) ~ 40
The Chase (2) / Chase the Lady (1) ~ 43
The Chase (3) / Chase the Lady (2) ~ 44
The Chase (4) / Chase the Squirrel ~ 45
Cheat the Lady / Coquette (2) ~ 47
Cinderella Set ~ 49
Cinderella Waltz ~ 53
Circassian Dances ~ 54
Cotillon-mazurka 1858 (Gawlikowski) ~ 64
Coulon’s Double Quadrille ~ 85
La Czarine ~ 100
Dashing White Sergeant (1)108
The Empire Quadrille ~ 111
The Esmeralda (1) ~ 139
The Esmeralda (2a&b) ~ 141
The Esmeralda—Scherpf ~ 146
The Five Step Waltz (2) ~ 150
Galop (2) / Galopade (4) ~ 156
Galopade Country Dance ~ 168
The Gitana Waltz ~ 171
The Gorlitza ~ 174
Highland Reel (2) ~ 189
The Holly Berry ~ 191
Hongroise (1) ~ 193
Hongroise (2) ~ 196
Hop Waltz (1) / La Sauteuse ~ 198
La Koska (1) ~ 200
La Koska (2) / La Coska ~ 203
The Lancers’ Quadrille (4) ~ 206
Lancers for 16 (2) ~ 219
The Mazurka Quadrille (4) / Philadelphia Mazurka Quadrilles ~ 237
The Mazurka Waltz (2) ~ 250
Money Musk (3) ~ 255
Mrs Henderson’s Double Quadrille ~ 258
The New Caledonian Quadrille ~ 270
Nine-Pin Quadrille ~ 277
The Norwegian Country Dance ~ 281
Polka (4) ~ 291
Polka Mazurka (1) /The Australian ~ 304
Polka Mazurka (2) ~ 311
Polka Country Dance ~ 319
Polka Redowa ~ 321
Pop Goes the Weasel (1) ~ 326
Pop Goes the Weasel (2) ~ 335
Prince Imperial Quadrille ~ 336
Princess Alice ~ 370
The Prisoner ~ 373
La Prisonniere ~ 375

Part 2b: Dances in detail Q-Z   (Book 28)

Quadrille des Dames ~ 6
Quadrille Français (2d) / The Christmas Quadrilles / Russian Quadrilles ~ 24
Quadrille Français (3) / Orpheus Quadrille ~ 57
Quadrille Français (4) ~ 67
Quadrille Russe ~ 101
Redowa (2) ~ 114
Redowa (3) ~ 126
La Russe Quadrille ~ 133
Russian Mazourka Quadrilles ~ 138
Sackett’s Harbor ~ 147
Schottische ~ 150
Sicilian Circle ~ 171
Sir Roger de Coverely (2b) ~ 175
The Tempest ~ 182
La Tempête (3) ~ 186
La Tempête (4) ~ 195
The Triplet ~ 201
Vals des Patineurs ~ 214
Les Varietés Parisiennes ~ 217
La Varsovienne / The Varsovienna (1) ~ 246
La Varsovienne / The Varsovienna (2) ~ 256
La Varsovienne / The Varsovienna (3) ~ 264
Waltz (5) / Glide Waltz ~ 267
The Zingarilla (1) ~ 284
The Zingarilla (2) / La Zingerilla ~ 289
Zulma l’Orientale ~ 291
Zwiefache ~ 298
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