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Allison Thompson
Dancing Through Time B 439
Dancing Through Time
Western Social Dance in Literature, 1400-1918.
From Chaucer to Fitzgerald, writers have used dancing as a vital, if subtle, element in plot and character development. The ballroom, an important element of society in real life, was a backdrop to grand passions or pivotal encounters -- ideal ground for commentary on the social milieu. This work presents 88 literary selections that together form a survey of social dance in England and America over a span of 500 years. Seven sections (historical time periods) provide an editorial introduction with descriptions of relevant dances, and then eight to twenty or so illuminating passages from etiquette manuals, diaries, poems, plays, essays or novels. The selections illustrate specific dances, social dance behavior or the intimate reactions of participants. Full indexing aids those readers interested in specific authors or works.

1998, 259 pgs.

Price: € 24.90

Axel Röhrborn
Ornamenttanz - Ein Beitrag zur Gesundheitsförderung B 5333
Ornamenttanz - Ein Beitrag zur Gesundheitsförderung
Book is written in German.
This booklet has the roots in folk, country and contra dance. The dances are new and modern created 'Ornament Dances' for trainings and workshops as part of public Health.

Price: € 9.95

Cecil Sharp
The Country Dance Book - Book 5 & 6 B 965
The Country Dance Book  -   Book 5 & 6
Kentucky Old Time Dances.

1918, 187 pgs.

Price: € 11.00

Charles Cyril Hendrickson and Hendrickson Frances
Minuets for Dancing (Book + CD) B 894
Minuets for Dancing (Book + CD)
The music comes from two colonial American sources: the manuscript collection of minuets made by John Ormsby, a dancing master active in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland in the 1750s, and a group of printed English minuet collections from about the same time that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. For this publication, each of the dances was interpreted and reconstructed using period sources. Several pages are devoted to the technique of 18th-century deportment, figures (or "geography") of the minuet, honors for both the woman and the man, the English minuet step, a complete bibliography of period sources, and there is a first-hand account of the terror induced by a gentleman's first performance of the minuet at a public ball. Chords are indicated on the music and the figures have been matched with each piece of music.
2002, 24 pgs.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Corelli's Minuet
2. Countess of Eglington's Minuet
3. The Dutchess of Ancaster's Minuet
4. The Dutchess of Richmond's Minuet
5. Lord Cathcart's Minuet
6. A Minuet
7. A Dances: Minuet by Captain Read
8. A Minuet by S. Philpot
9. A Minuet by Reverd. Mr. Bacon
10. Miss Webster's Minuet and Mrs. Hedges Her Minuet

Price: € 14.00

David Smukler with David Millstone
Cracking Chestnuts: The Living Tradition of American Contra Dances CDSS45
Cracking Chestnuts: The Living Tradition of American Contra Dances
"Cracking Chestnuts" was a column that grew out of an exciting gathering in Syracuse, NY in March of 2004, when a group of interested callers spent a day together looking at some favorite contra chestnuts. The column ran in the CDSS News, newsletter of the Country Dance and Song Society. It first appeared in the July/August 2004 issue with a look at the dance Devil's Dream, and ended with an article about Chorus Jig in the May/June 2007 issue.

The column was my attempt to take a fresh look at some of my favorite old dances. The content was meant to be more accessible than scholarly. I tried to present each dance in a way that told the reader something about its character, and sensitized readers to details about dance that were important to me. I also tried to have a bit of fun as I wrote.

For a few years, copies of the columns were available here. In mid-November, 2008, I took them down. The book, Cracking Chestnuts: The Living Tradition of American Contra Dances, is now available from CDSS. The book includes all the columns, which have been polished a bit for publication, as well as additional pieces from David Millstone, appropriate tunes for all the dances, and an appendix of twenty more chestnuts.


Price: € 28.00

Gary Roodman
Odd Calculated Figures B 182
Odd Calculated Figures
A Set of fifteen English and American Country Dances with music, comments, suggestions and complete statistical analysis.

2008, 28 pgs.

Dances: Ani’s Waltz - Anna’s Arrival - Band of Friends # - The Belle of Amherst - Birthday Branle # - Fine Companions Waltz - Hideaway - Joy(ce) of the Town - Kitty at the Door - Margherita’s Waltz - Ramblin’ Rosie - Redwood Romp - Swift and Quickly - Westchester Assembly - Whiskey Before Dinner #.

Price: € 9.50

Henk Jonker
Let's Dance B 243
Let's Dance
From England to New England and More. Book in Dutch. Book with 111 dances from the CD's Let's dance 1-6.
1999, 172 pgs.

CD 1 - € 13.00
CD 2 - € 13.00
CD 3 - € 13.00
CD 4 - € 13.00
CD 5 - € 13.00
CD 6 - € 13.00
Book German - € 18.00

Price: € 18.00
Let's Dance - German B 243D
Let's Dance - German
From England to New England and More. Book in German. Book with 111 dances from the CD's Let's dance 1-6.
1999, 172 pgs.

CD 1 - € 13.00
CD 2 - € 13.00
CD 3 - € 13.00
CD 4 - € 13.00
CD 5 - € 13.00
CD 6 - € 13.00
Booklet(Dutch) - € 18.00

Price: € 18.00

Kate Van Winkle Keller & Charles Hendrickson
Country Dances From Colonial New York - James Alexander's Notebook, 1730 B 486
Country Dances From Colonial New York - James Alexander's Notebook, 1730
24 dances interpreted for historical performance with modern recreational alternatives; music with chords and illustrations of original pages from Alexander's manuscript plus illustrations of related dances from various editions of The Dancing Master, Neal's A Choice Collection (1726), and other contemporary sources. Includes biographical essay and notes on each dance; bibliography, references, glossary of figures, and short discussion of appropriate steps and movement for the period. 64 pages, 4-color cover, off-white paper, 8 ½ x 11 inches.

2000, 64 pgs.

Price: € 18.50

Kate Van Winkle Keller & Fogg George A.
George Washington. - A Biography in Social Dance B 406
George Washington. -  A Biography in Social Dance
The dances in this collection are selected from 18th-century American sources. They are presented with a narrative on each page linking historical events to dance titles such as 'The Brandywine, Independence Cotillion, Congress Minuet, Hessian Camp, Washington's Resignation' and 'The New Constitution'. Others are more personal: 'Mount Vernon, Washington's reel, The president, ... A transcription of Washington's handwritten 'Rules Of Civility' is included. Cd is available.

1998, 144 pgs.
CD - € 18.50

TRACK LISTING:
CONTENTS:

Rules of the Richmond Assemblies, November 1790.
The Country Dances, Fair Hybernian, The Grove, True Felicity, Black Dance, Stony Point, The Taste, St. Patrick\'s Day, White Cockade, Jacky Bull, The Cotery, La Belle Catharine, Free Mason, What a Beau My Granny Was, Fisher\'s Hornpipe.
Formations, Figures, and Steps.

Price: € 23.55

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