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The Resource May I have the pleasure? : the story of popular dancing, Belinda Quirey

May I have the pleasure? : the story of popular dancing, Belinda Quirey

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May I have the pleasure? : the story of popular dancing
Title
May I have the pleasure?
Title remainder
the story of popular dancing
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Quirey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work sets out to trace the development of our social dancing from its origins in the ancient ring dances of antiquity to the teenager's beat dancing of today.
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Quirey, Belinda
Dewey number
793.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
Summary expansion
This book sets out to trace the development of our social dancing from its origins in the ancient ring dances of antiquity to the teenager's beat dancing of today. From the invention of the couple dance by Troubadors of Provence, through the domination of the Italian, the English and the French courts to the French Revolution and then on to the most shocking dance ever known to Western man, the Waltz. Eighty years later, and the syncopated beat of ragtime leads us to the age of the Foxtrot and the Quickstep - until Bill Haley starts to play and Elvis moves his pelvis. This is not a look at how to dance but what people danced, and why
Target audience
general
Label
May I have the pleasure? : the story of popular dancing, Belinda Quirey
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9781852730000
Dimensions
24x19 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
124 p.
Isbn
9781852730000
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
b&w, ill., photo., .
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
May I have the pleasure? : the story of popular dancing, Belinda Quirey
Publication
Control code
9781852730000
Dimensions
24x19 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
124 p.
Isbn
9781852730000
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
b&w, ill., photo., .
Specific material designation
regular print

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