Pugliese's Dances for The Civil
A Manual of Dance Instruction
The Civil War Ballroom recording by Spare Parts
"a veritable powerhouse of information related to Civil War era dance..." [read review]
This pocket manual supplies instructions for all the dances on The Civil War Ballroom recording by Spare Parts. The dances described in Pugliese's book also fit the sheet music in The Civil War Ballroom Band Book. To help recreate a Victorian ball, the manual contains "Etiquette of the Ballroom" and suggestions and recipes for ballroom refreshments.
Included are the most fashionable mid-nineteenth-century dances (see list below) with detailed explanations, plus abbreviated calls for the set dances. A companion DVD, Couple Dances of the Civil War Ballroom, provides video lessons for the couples dances.
Patri Pugliese, a dance historian and teacher, drafted these instructions to help reenactors and people of all ages recreate a midcentury Victorian ball. The project was interrupted by Patri Pugliese's untimely death in February of 2007. With Barbara Pugliese's approval, Liz Stell and Bill Matthiesen have undertaken to format and publish this volume in the style of the mid-nineteenth century dance manuals that served as Patri's sources.
Small hardbound volume (4.5" x 6.75"); 110 pages with period illustrations.
"A knowledge of the theory of that species of dancing which is practised in
polite society, and studied by well-bred and fashionable people, is almost indispensable
to an accomplished education."
Etiquette of the Ballroom
The Grand March
The Lancers Quadrilles (figures 1, 3, and 5)
The Polka Redowa
The Gothic Dance
About the Authors
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The Civil War
Couples Dance DVD
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Dancing by the Shore
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